Out of Canada comes Lectronic Kaddy’s (yes, alternative spellings seems to be the norm…and it pains us) Dyna-Steer, the “#1 selling remote controlled Kaddy in the world.” We are fairly certainly this means it is the #1 selling Lectronic Kaddy in the word, as opposed to the top-selling electronic caddy. Ah, marketing!
This remote control electronic cart has an operating range of up to 150 yards with its included remote, which provides another operating option in addition to the soft touch control panel on the handle. There are five present distance settings, a battery level indicator, and anti-theft function. The Dyna-Steer is powered by dual motors and 12-volt battery. If ever needed, wheels can be made free-wheeling at the push of a hub cap lever. To keep things stable, there is an anti-tip bar to allow the cart to tilt back to a maximum of 15 degrees, and wheels are placed 28 inches apart to provide stability.
But it’s not all about technical details, right? For those concerned about fashion, the Dyna-Steer comes in more color options than any other electronic caddy: yellow, green, silver and a hot pink!
The total weight for the Dyna-Steer is just over 26 pounds, excluding battery (which tacks on another 24 pounds). It comes with a 2-year warranty on parts and labor and a lifetime warranty on Dynasteer (we aren’t going to try to correct that to be “Dyna-Steer” since it’s pretty clear from their site they haven’t settled on Dyna-Steer, Dyna Steer or Dynasteer) drive axles. Ah, marketing!
Retail price: $1,595
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can I buy motors for the 2000
This machine is the worst example of North American design and engineering I have encountered. The list of faults is enormous but by far the worst is the inability to steer the cart using the remote when going downhill, particularly on cart paths. The only way to steer is to keep stopping the cart and moving the wheels before it sets in motion.
The other faults are: too heavy.
: almost impossible to correct any tendency to steer to the right or left when supposedly going straight.
: the button used to operate the cart when steering by hand is a hard plastic and irritating to the finger.
: changing the speed when operating the machine by hand requires two hands, particularly for people with small hands, which means the cart has to come to a halt.
: it’s ugly, It would appear that the makers didn’t spend a penny on design. Compare it with the, albeit more costly Stewart, and it doesn’t rate a 1 out of 10 for design.
By the time I had used my machine twenty times the control board had malfunctioned and the back wheel had broken off. If there is one thing in the company’s favour it is that they replaced the items promptly and they are still working some forty rounds later.