View Full Version : Red cart
02-25-2008, 05:22 PM
Does anyone have any experience of the Red cart. Is it well built? How does it compare to a Magliner? Does it fold up for storage.
02-25-2008, 05:25 PM
It closely resembles this one http://www.filmtools.com/fil24eqcar.html
(Some would say it's identical....:-))
02-25-2008, 05:37 PM
I got one. It's well-built and does fold up for storage (with some muscle). I added a 150 bowl mount and routinely use it for docking my RED.
02-25-2008, 06:09 PM
The RED cart appears to be the Yaeger Jr. Yaeger jr's and sr's are the most indestructible sturdy camera carts built. And they have great accessories. I have a yaeger sr and I love it. It even fits in my honda accord 2 door when its folded up. I would get the sr sized cart.
02-25-2008, 06:21 PM
RED won't admit it, but it's just a [rebranded?] Yaeger cart. Here's a fun money-saving tip:
RED charges $1290 for the cart, the same as FilmTools. That said, RED ships it with the Yaeger Mitchell Mount Base (http://www.filmtools.com/yamimoba.html) minus the actual Mitchell base [so the RED cart comes with the aluminum bits, but not that actual red-colored Mitchell base].
If you buy the RED cart for $1,290 and the Mitchell Mounting Plate (http://www.filmtools.com/mimopl.html) for $75, you have the same stuff that you would get if you bought the Yaeger cart from Film Tools for $1,290 and the Yaeger Mitchell Mount Base (http://www.filmtools.com/yamimoba.html) for $230.
Long story short, you save $155 if you buy your parts carefully.