Supermarket Trollys

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  1. WLeg

    WLeg Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Why do UK ones have 4 wheels that move, unlike most other countries, where the rear wheels are fixed, and you can steer them properly?

    An elderly lady came within mm's of hitting my car because the thing ran off at an angle, and her elderly wrists where not up to holding it.......
     
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  2. MangoMan

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    Yes, I agree with you there, bluddy ridiculous! Also a lot of countries have plastic ones, much lighter.....

    Maybe it's got something to do with making it easier to manage them when all connected???? Dunno?

    Still annoying though......
     
  3. Roger Jones

    Roger Jones Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, it's quite staggering how such a complete failure has survived. I recall using an airport luggage trolley in the USA for the first time: one largish wheel at the front, perfect control. A journalist should root out and shame the idiot who created the British trolley and all the other idiots who have purchased it.
     
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    WLeg

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    shall we start a petition to No 10 about this ?
     
  5. Ted

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    Keeps 'em going in a straight line when they're being pushed into the local polluted watercourse.
     
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    Whilst I partially agree, the fixed wheels should be at the front not the rear. You can reverse into a gap easier than you can drive because the fixed rear wheels cut the corner.
     
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    Perhaps someone from the ' Engineering Thread ' (also running) could shed light on this engineering problem?
     
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  8. KillerHERTZ

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    Ours are better than most countries, Spain for example seem to have our 1980's cast offs with sharpe corners.
     
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    I dont have a problem with 4 wheel trolleys... as long as all 4 go the same way.
    In our local Morrisons every one has 3 wheels that want to go shopping and 1 that wants to go to Blackpool.
     
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    The difference between an MP and a supermarket trolley?

    The supermarket trolley has a mind of its own.
     
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    popuptoaster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    simple answer is to park at the other end of the car park where no one ever goes, keeps your car door dent free as well as giving you something nice to look at as your on your way back to it.
     

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