Frequently Asked Questions

Z Series

1) How do I look after my Z Series?

The following video will give you some helpful pointers on how to keep your Z-Series Push in perfect working order.

1. Cleaning & lubricating the frame.
Golf courses can throw up all kinds of dust and dirt, which can build up in the moving parts of the Z-Series mechanism. To avoid this happening, ensure that you clean the frame regualrly using a damp cloth - ideally after every round. We also recommend the use a PTFE Dry Lubricant spray on all moving parts.

2. Adjusting frame stiffness.
If your Z-Series does not unfold as easily as the one shown in the demo video, you can adjust 8 points on the frame until it does. You should make sure the frame is clean before you start this process, just to ensure that stiffness is not caused by dirt or grit.

When making adjustments to the 8 points shown on the video, only ever make them 1/2 a turn at a time. Also make sure that the end of each bolt is always through each nut, this ensures that the nylock nut will not vibrate free.

3. Reducing handle movement.
Over time & use, you may notice movement in the handle that you didn't notice when it was new. This can be adjusted as shown in the video. Be careful not to overtighten this part as you could make it difficult to close the lever.

2) How do I adjust the handle tightness?

To adjust the handle tighness you will need an 8mm or 5/16" socket.

1. Open the Z-Series as usual with the handle up & locked (or held in position if loose).
2. Ensure the locking lever is closed.
3. Slowly tighten the nut until you feel the resistance increase. At this point stop tightening and try to open and close the lever, and try to move the handle to see if the play has been removed.
4. Make small adjustments until you are happy with the tension.

NOTE: Do not over tighten the nut as this could damage the moulding. Please click here to see the video demonstrating the above proceedure.

3) How do I fit Hedgehog wheels to my Z Series?

The hedgehog set is supplied as a complete set of 3 wheels that fit easily to your trolley. The two large rear wheels are fitted simply by using the quick release function.

The front wheel is supplied fitted with the axle and black plastic mounting blocks to allow simple fitment to the existing fork on your Z1/3. To fit this:

1) Remove the two screws from each side of the fork (4 in total).
2) Carefully pull the old (non-hedgehog) wheel from the fork.
3) Insert the new hedgehog wheel into the fork (it does not matter which way up it goes).
4) Insert and tighten the 4 screws, being careful not to overtighten. Overtightening may strip the thread inside the block.
5) You may have to align the front wheel to ensure the trolley runs in a straight line (instructions were supplied with the trolley).

4) My umbrella holder has broken, what shall I do?

The 'standard' umbrella holder sold with Z3 Push trolleys is a design that we have used since September 2010 on our X & F Series powered machines, and on the majority of Z1 Push trolleys sold in 2011.

Although the tube and thread are made from plastic, this is reinforced with a metal pin through the centre of the thread which is where the vast majority of the stress is concentrated. Initially this was drilled and pinned here in the UK, but after the concept was proven the pin was instead 'moulded' in place as part of the manufacturing process.

The first delivery of Z3 Push trolleys in 2012 experienced a relatively high failure rate with the umbrella holder breaking at the point where the screw thread meets the umbrella tube. This has been investigated and the cause found to be substandard pins, some of which were corroded prior to being moulded in to the tube. This corrosion meant that the plastic of the tube never fully bonded to the pin, which weakened the design significantly.

The next batch of umbrella holders is being made with specially made pins which have been made in the UK and shipped to the manufacturer for moulding. The new pins:

1) Are made of stainless steel 303, ensuring that there will be no corrosion
2) Are a slightly larger diameter
3) Will be knurled which gives a much better surface for the plastic of the moulding to 'grip' to