Submitted: 12.6.2017 By Daryl from Advantage Marine in Zeeland, MI
Their first piece of equipment that I had the chance to put to the test was their newest ME-186 Sterndrive/ Outdrive installation cart. This cart is awesome in so many ways!!!! Very lightweight, easy-to-use, and extremely maneuverable in even the tightest of spots.
I've used the other cart that was on the market for years. Does a great job, but was so hard sometimes to move around, especially in tight spots.
When doing service on vessels that are packed in tight, either in a building or yard, the ME-186 is perfect. It can easily slide by jackstands of vessels packed in tightly. Also, no more messing around with 3 separate, up, down, left right, then clamp it in maneuvers. Just slide the ME-186 into place, adjust your height, and slide it under the outdrive. They even added plastic protectors and their own design rubber material so that you won't scratch that brand new outdrive paint. Once the drive is removed and you want to service it, lift the drive higher, slide their pan under the drive and you can let the drive oil drain and still move the cart/drive where ever you need to go with it. It rolls so easily , even on gravel or rough asphalt. They also have locks on their wheels that you can engage so it doesn't roll away on you.
It's a great piece of equipment that they have and a highly coveted cart at our shop!! Well worth the investment!!