What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels

B&H # DAD3 Mfr # W3
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
You Pay: $41.20
Product Highlights
  • 3" Ball-Bearing Rubber / Metal Wheels
  • 35 lb Load Capacity

The Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels is an adjustable tripod dolly with 3" ball-bearing rubber/metal wheels. It features a 35 lb load capacity and can be used with all standard tripods. It can conveniently be folded up to a compact 24" x 7" for transport and has a carry handle. The 3" wheels have "step on brakes" that lock and unlock their rolling and swivel movement.

Load Capacity 35 lb (16 kg)
Construction Aluminum
Doorway Width 31" (78.7 cm)
Folded Length 24" (60.9 cm)
Wheel Diameter 3" (7.6 cm)
Wheel Lock Yes
Cable Guards No
Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Davis & SanfordW3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels
     
    4.3

    (based on 291 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (135)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (113)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (220)
    • Compact (192)
    • Highly compatible (117)
    • Improves performance (103)
    • Professional quality (95)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (15)
    • Poor design (12)
    • Poor performance (10)
    • Lacks functionality (8)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (129)
    • Independent films (125)
    • Home movies (85)
    • Complex projects (58)
    • Stabilization (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (79), Enthusiast (70), Professional artist (65), Film student (45), Semi-pro photographer (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (163), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great dolly-compared to other dollys

    This is a great dolly and companion for any tripod with rubber tipped feet.

    The one shortcoming of this dolly is the bearings that allow the direction of the wheels to...Read complete review

    This is a great dolly and companion for any tripod with rubber tipped feet.

    The one shortcoming of this dolly is the bearings that allow the direction of the wheels to change are lose and dry-meaning they transmit bearing noise and movement through the tripod and ultimately to the footage shot on it with every direction change-the good news is a daub of silicone grease on each and a couple of rotations around their axis takes care of the noise and movement.
    The good:
    1) It adds 5" to the height of what ever you use it with.
    2) The clamps to attach the dolly to any rubber tipped feet are seriously secure-and stable.
    3) The dolly has two folding arms with snap locks to hold them in place-open until it clicks and tighten the attachments for the feet and you're done!
    4) The individually locking Wheels rotate as smooth as glass-but a rail system this ain't! The surface it rolls on needs to be smooth and pretty clean-the rubber tires will absorb small irregularities(depending on the weight of the equipment on them), but they will not make up for cracks in concrete, worn/lapped hardwood floors, or lawn surfaces-toss down a track, tape the seams tightly, and you'll be good. Don't be one of those that don't understand what a dolly is for: moving equipment, not absorbing/insulating surface issues. On smooth and clean surfaces you will be happy with footage shot while moving, If you have an irregular surface, this is NOT a transport tool for smoothing that out.

    This dolly was included with a tripod and a case for the tripod when I bought it-would have been nice if the case would have been designed to hold the tripod and the dolly-it will go in there with the wheels protruding through the zipper-does not look as professional as the the individual pieces, but does get the job done.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    For the price, its ok..

    I needed a dolly by the weekend and i decide to get this one. I ordered on Wednesday and by Friday it was on my door.... (love B&H for...Read complete review

    I needed a dolly by the weekend and i decide to get this one. I ordered on Wednesday and by Friday it was on my door.... (love B&H for that)

    i have only used on smooth surfaces and it performance just fine, very smooth and stable when you lock the wheels...

    Reviewed by 291 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Nice design

    By tom at Reflections Video Productions

    from mission Viejo Ca.

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

      Nice sturdy compact design

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Free

      By 21photo

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

        I'm so glad this dolly came included with my purchased. Makes moving action shot a lot smoother.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        4.0

        Nice Wheels

        By Neal the Satisfied

        from Cedar City, UT

        About Me Business Owner, Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

          We used this dolly in a music video we shoot we had. It rolled very smoothly, it is easy to install the tripod on it, it is light weight and the built in handle is very convienent. I bought the tripod and the dolly together as a package deal, it was well worth the few extra dollars

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Smooth Dolly

          By knowledgeispower

          from albany, ny

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

            It collapses nicely to a smaller size and the bearings are smooth so it rolls without any squeaks or squeals. It is also adjustable so it will work for different tripods.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Great!

            By kiGZterSHMK

            from Merced, Ca

            Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

            It works fine and it is very portable.

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Affordable dolly

            By SFL VIDEO

            from south Florida

            Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

            Had one for uears, ordered another for new camer kit

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Nice!

            By Tyler

            from Surprise AZ

            Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

            A great addition for my tripod! Works great! Can't wait to test it in real projects and get that nice Dolly/truck shot that I crave for! It is very sturdy and surprisingly easy to make small and make it easy to carry around. Comes assembled and ready to go right out of the box. Well done!

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Good product from old line USA Company!!

            By Rye-flyrodder

            from Westchester NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                Use as a dolly to move a heavy tripod/head/camera flash around human subjects for macro photos of skin

                Easy setup and compact storage
                Well built with excellent wheels

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                4.0

                Works nicely for me

                By Robert

                from Ottawa, Ontario

                Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                More than met my expectations.. solid and does what it is designed to do.

                Share this review

                 
                4.0

                good

                By Ivan Castro

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                  is good

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Thoughtfully Designed Dolly

                  By Consumptor

                  from Reno, NV

                  About Me Film Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                    This is the best heavy duty tripod dolly I have ever used. Every detail is thoughtfully designed, from the quick lock/release pegs that secure the three legs into position, to the solid locks that secure the caster-style rollers, to the sliders and tripod leg screws that secure the tripod legs into place ... excellent in every way.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Great tool! Needs perfectly flat surface

                    By Wishnever

                    from Sedona, AZ

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                      I shoot with a 4.5 lb. camera, 6.5 with accessories. I am an indie filmmaker and purchased this with a tripod as a package. It's good for tile floors and smooth-finished concrete (such as in most garages).
                      With sandbagging, it might be good for sidewalks or driveways, but I haven't tried that yet, and wouldn't want to put too much weight on the center piece. I haven't been able to use this on location because almost all surfaces are not smooth enough.
                      But it's light and easy to carry. I'm sure it will come in handy, and was worth getting it in a package with my new tripod.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Wheel and watch.

                      By dvoprvb

                      from CT

                      About Me Avid Astronomer, Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • On Pavement

                        Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                        All my equipment is on wheels. A little bit of surgery now and then prevents me from heavy lifting.
                        I have three of these for my big binocular set ups.
                        I can move everything with a small push and sit in a lounge chair or observing chair and the whole set up moves. The locks on the wheels will hold it in place if need be. There is also a locking mechanism to hold most photo tripods in place
                        Unlike a different type that doesn't fold, these can unlock and be folded in down in seconds and there is a built in carry handle.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Worth the Price

                        By Thom

                        from Meridian, ID

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                          I use the dolly in the studio for shooting DSLR video and stills. It's very stable and smooth. The wheel locks are positive and easy to use. It unfolds and folds very easily. Given the price, I was very surprised at how good the quality was. The only negative is that it doesn't come with a carrying case. That would make it a little easier to pack to bring it on location.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          4.0

                          semi smooth

                          By Janca

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Film Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                            fot the price it works, well. Like many things i guess you can say its not the quality of the product but how the user can best make use of the product and what its meant to do. its smooth on the right surfaces and with the right motion and weight applied it works great. like al things, practice makes perfect.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Solid and Helpful

                            By Rocket

                            from Oklahoma

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                              My new tripod is a rock and this makes it really nice to be able to glide it around in the studio.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              4.0

                              Very Pleased

                              By Rick

                              from NYC

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Limited Compatibility

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                              The only thing I'd change is the overall length of the arms should be adjustable. Otherwise great dolly!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              3.0

                              Rolling around is tricky

                              By The Tag Popper

                              from New York, NY

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                                    with some effort you can make it work for you. Cheap, but make sure you have a smooth surface if you want to use it as a dolly. Good if you want to quickly position your camera around different locations

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Dolly, I love it,

                                    By Rajan Thapaliya

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Compatibility

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                                    I bought few days ago, its simplly amazing, im doing music Videos and some films, I love it. I love B and H, its amazing.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Good Dolly

                                    By Matt

                                    from Orlando, FL

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Wheels:

                                      This dolly is easily transportable, easy to set up and sturdy. The only drawback is that there are no bushings to absorb even the smallest amount of shock. We have been using this dolly to film in a warehouse environment and the smallest bit of trash (and I mean small) shows up. Overall, a good dolly though.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      Displaying reviews 1-20

                                      Back to top

                                      Previous | Next »

                                      System Extensions

                                      Show more >
                                      Impact -  Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black Cordura)
                                      • You Pay: $19.95
                                       
                                      See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                      Close

                                      Close

                                      Close