Bat Caddy X3R Electric Golf Push Cart Review
In the market for a new electric golf trolley? Well, prepare to be spoilt for choice – there’s a whole host of electric golf cart models available to buy. One way to pick the best golf cart is to check out what other golf enthusiasts are buying. One that seems to be regularly topping the wish-list is the Bat-Caddy X3R. It’s jam-packed with useful features and appears to be the electronic golf trolley of choice. Let’s take a look at what it’s got to offer:
- Durable battery (lasts 27+ holes – approx. 6-8 hours)
- Motor powered by two 200 watts; 12 V DC electric
- Manual seamless rheostat and navigational functions
- Cruise control and timed forward advance function: 10, 20, 30 yards
- Rear wheel drive with independent transmission
- Anti-tip, airless rear wheels with rubberised tread and quick-release function
- Airless front wheels with rubberised tread and tracking adjustment
- USB port available for your mobile phone and GPS
- Aluminium and stainless-steel frame and ABS / nylon bag
- Choice of frame colours – silver, black or white
- Remote control (80-120-yard range)
- Microcomputer controls including main controller, remote control transmitter and handset
- Complete with cup /scorecard / umbrella holder, seat, and carry bag
- GPS holder, rain cover and sand dispenser available as extras
Well-Researched with a Cutting-Edge Design
Bat-caddy are big on research, and responding to customer feedback. They offer a state-of-the-art design and have tweaked their product in line with the views of golfers. The company is committed to delivering a quality product, which no doubt has led to the Bat-Caddy X3R becoming a best-selling electric golf push cart.
Sleek Good Looks and Very Robust
The Bat-Caddy X3R Electric Golf Cart Caddy has sleek good looks, but as we all know, looks aren’t everything. Fortunately, this the X3R is also robust and very durable.
The motor and battery are held in place by Velcro patches and the bag is perfectly placed – enhancing the cart’s good looks and balancing the trolley nicely. The frame is modish too, it’s lightweight (aluminium alloy) but very durable. The wheel core and axles are fashioned from stainless steel and the frame locks are from ABS.
Bat-Caddy have thought of everything, even adding a water-resistant cover to safeguard the control panel. In fact, the whole cart is manufactured to be weather proof – so you can head onto the fairway without a worry.
Power, Performance and Control
Powered by 2 x 200-watt motors, the Bat-Caddy X3R is powerful, but not overly noisy. It’s been certified by ISO 900 and is considered to be a high-quality product.
The product is also versatile in terms of control – move it via the remote control or by the rheostat manual handle. Bat-Caddy suggest you control speed by operating the forward and backward controls, and navigation is also a piece of cake. If you prefer you can always go old-school and move it manually! The caddy is easy to move even when it’s switched off – a feature you don’t always come across.
The X3R also has tracking adjustment – great for operating a caddy that’s not right next to you. The front wheel adjustment enables you to calibrate the direction of the caddy, so you won’t lose it as you move around the course. Safety is also taken care of, the X3R stops moving if it there’s no signal from the remote for forty-five seconds, and the control panel shuts down if the temperature limit is exceeded.
Will You Go Batty for The Bat-Caddy X3R Electric Golf Cart Caddy?
If we were to improve anything, we would make the remote control a touch less sensitive, we like that it’s responsive, but make sure you don’t push the wrong buttons! But that’s only a tiny issue, and we still feel the X3R is one of the best electric golf cart caddies around.
There are plenty of great features on the X3R, and it’s not priced too high – so it would be a great addition to your collection of useful golfing items. We should also mention that the product comes with a one-year warranty just in case.
James Salmon is a sports writer from Melbourne, Australia, and has experience writing on a wide range of sports, including basketball, golf, tennis, cricket and surfing to name a few. He also holds an editorial role for Sydney-based digital media company CompareTV, and contributes significantly to the sports component of their website.