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Scout 37, as many other ops here in France. Beside the steadi aks kit, I added a set of handles on the rear, plus a drawer under the top shelf. After 3 years I have had to replace 2 sets of ball bearings. After 4 a crack appeared on my bottom shelf and I had to fix this too.

My cart has travelled a lot and spent a good amount of time in camera trucks or uneven grounds. That's probably why I had those issues. 

Anyway, usefull piece of gear!

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Thanks for the response Damien.  Why the handles in the rear?  What use do you find the drawer?  I guess on longer shows the drawer would be useful.  

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Hi Alfeo,

I have had a Scout 37 NXT (don't think they make it anymore) for a little over 2 years, and just got a Voyager EVO Scout 37 as a replacement, both with the Steadicam kit. Nothing wrong with the NXT per se, but the Voyager serves my needs better, especially for day-playing when I'm breaking it down/setting it up to get it in and out of my car twice a day. The Voyager is now living on a camera truck on a show as of yesterday, so I haven't fully put it to the test yet.

So far the only thing I noticed that disappointed me was that you have to remove the Steadicam mast because one connection point it to the top shelf as there is only one crossbar on each side. The NXT had two on the mast side, and I ended up getting a second one for the other side and switching the side I kept the mast on so I could keep the mast on the cart while it was folded to save time. Not terribly long to take off of the Voyager, but would be nice to not have to do that. Also worth noting, I don't use the sled cushion because the spacing isn't right with my sled and docking bracket, and I don't use the vest hanger because I don't like things other than my body sitting against my Exovest memory foam for long periods of time. 

Here were my reasons for changing:

- Adjustable top shelf height. Became a definite need for travel jobs that had a lot of huge cases - way easier to fit them when the top shelf moves. 

- No need for a soft bag to add handles to the cart (necessary for lifting in and out of my trunk) - they are built into the cart on the Voyager. Might get one eventually to protect it more if I ever fly with it (which I did twice with the NXT). Also no more putting a soft bag down ( necessary to fully attach the bag onto the cart when doing it alone) on wet/muddy ground or gross streets - yuck. 

- Tapped holes on the sides of the top shelf for accessories - not sure I see myself using them, but the ACs thought that was a great addition.

- Latches to close the cart when folded are on the short sides and don't stick out and get bent when going around tight doorways - a constant struggle with my NXT going in and out of tight doorways and hallways. 

- Mechanism to drop the sidebars is better on the Voyager - the NXT had buttons that had to fully depress at the same time to collapse and would get stuck often or pinch fingers/break nails. I eventually started using tools, but then depressed them so far they fell into the sidebars. Relatively easy to pop back out, though not something I wanted to deal with packing to leave in the morning or the end of a long day. 

- The wheels attach via dovetail, which seemed better though so far they are somewhat hard to get on and off - though, it's new, and was also very humid the few times I've done that, so that may be why. 

- Better wheels locks. Easier to tell if they're locked or unlocked, and therefore less likely to strip over time. 

- Slightly deeper shelves (I think?) on both the top and bottom. 

Also:

- I have a large Cinebag for accessories, and I attach it to the non-sled side of the cart with two safety chains and some carabiners. Gets you additional cart space, and is a nice counterweight when balancing a heavier sled. 

- Both do scratch fairly easily. 

Happy flying!

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