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    I'll post some pictures when I finally get off the rig and can start on this project. But we're on standby and not much to do, so I built it on Google Sketchup. I plan to make it out of aluminum. Thanks to some other threads, I figured out how to put a panel on the cart because Miller recommends using a 30A breaker for the Diversion 165, so I needed a little different power configuration. The big blue box is a MillerMatic 252, the medium box is a Diversion 165, and the small one is a Spectrum 625. There's space on the top rack for a consumables bin. Hopefully, this won't be too heavy to roll!
    Attached Files
    MillerMatic 252
    Spoolmate 200
    Diversion 165
    Spectrum 625 X-Treme
    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made

    sigpic

  • #2
    This may sound stupid, so forgive me if it does. Why couldn't a guy watch the sales and such for an old electric powered pallet jack like some of the grocery stores use. Make a cart like NoogaD has drawn, with the exception of the wheels. Thinking about it as I type I wonder if a motor is even needed at all, a pallet of can goods isn't light at all and it moves fine. Hope you get time soon, I would love to watch your cart grow.

    Tom

    Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
    Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
    Clarke 180 EN Just in case
    Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
    O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
    Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
    4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
    Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
    Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
    I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


    Projects and Misc Albums
    http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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    • #3
      Thanks Tom, that's a great idea about mounting a cart of this size on a pallet dolly. My problem is I don't have time for bargain shopping. I've been home 2 days in the last 56 while working in Utah, piddling around the Grand Canyon, and now working in Arkansas.

      The oilfield seems to be picking back up again if any of you are rig welders (not me, welding's just a hobby for now.)
      MillerMatic 252
      Spoolmate 200
      Diversion 165
      Spectrum 625 X-Treme
      Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
      Delta Drill Press
      Bosch 10" Table Saw
      Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
      Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
      Radnor O/A

      and this heavy duty table I made

      sigpic

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      • #4
        Isnt the 252 built into a rack already from the factory? Would you remove it from that? I have a 210 and would like to do something like this but it is built into a rack with wheels also.
        Pontiac Freak

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        • #5
          Yeah, the 252 has a bottle rack on the back and casters. I'm assuming it's all just bolted on. If not, nothing a grinder can't cure. It is pretty heavy though, 210 lbs by the book.
          MillerMatic 252
          Spoolmate 200
          Diversion 165
          Spectrum 625 X-Treme
          Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
          Delta Drill Press
          Bosch 10" Table Saw
          Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
          Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
          Radnor O/A

          and this heavy duty table I made

          sigpic

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          • #6
            Love the design and the thoughts with the hooks and other details!

            I have been brain-storming for a long time on a similar plan for my Diversion and Plasma Cutter with a bottle of Argon, Helium, and Nitrogen on an all aluminum construction.

            Been trying to make it work where it can roll through a regular doorway, roll on irregular ground (Gravel driveways), and be easy to load in my truck with a ramp set! Problem I am running into is that I am trying to incorporate storage for the accessories, consumables and tools and not get too top heavy while trying to keep it compact and not take up a large footprint.

            Love to see yours if you actually start to construct it!

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            • #7
              It'll happen sooner or later. My garage is 19' x 19' hence the need for space savers. My saws are bolted onto gravity stands and my big welding table is on casters so it can be rolled out of the way too. The welding cart will get started sooner or later. Gotta finish my custom bed project first to get that out of the way. Don't laugh at my brazing abilities since I'm extremely new at all of this. It'll clean up, and the great thing about metal is it'll go back together.

              Back to the carts. I'm going to use quick connects to attack the cable racks to the cart so that I'll be able to get to the 252 and change out spools. I thought about using some bigger pneumatic tires to make it easier to maneuver on the rough concrete drive. You could try that in a 5" or 6", bigger tire will help you on the ramp, Kamikaze.
              Attached Files
              MillerMatic 252
              Spoolmate 200
              Diversion 165
              Spectrum 625 X-Treme
              Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
              Delta Drill Press
              Bosch 10" Table Saw
              Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
              Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
              Radnor O/A

              and this heavy duty table I made

              sigpic

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              • #8
                My advice would be to stay away from pneumatic tires; with the weight not evenly distributed on that cart you will have tires on one side compressed a lot more then the opposite side. When this happens one side has much more drag and is harder to move. I made the mistake of swivel pneumatic castors on my all in one cart for my dynasty and ended up going with some nice martin solid rubber tires.

                -Dan
                Owner
                DW Metalworks LLC
                Miller Trailblazer 302
                Miller 8RC Feeder
                Miller Passport Plus
                Miller Dynasty 200 DX W/Coolmate 1
                Hobart Handler 135
                Hypertherm PowerMAX 30
                Smith O/A Torch Set
                Plus more tools then my wife will ever know about....

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                • #9
                  Yeah, Dan, thanks for pointing that out.
                  MillerMatic 252
                  Spoolmate 200
                  Diversion 165
                  Spectrum 625 X-Treme
                  Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
                  Delta Drill Press
                  Bosch 10" Table Saw
                  Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
                  Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
                  Radnor O/A

                  and this heavy duty table I made

                  sigpic

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                  • #10
                    I like the Google Sketchup Drawing. I've played around with the program a little but having difficulty making it work for me. Good luck with the cart.
                    Miller Syncrowave 200
                    Homemade Water Cooler
                    130XP MIG
                    Spectrum 375
                    60 year old Logan Lathe
                    Select Machine and Tool Mill
                    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                    • #11
                      Google Sketchup is a little wonky to get used to. We used SolidWorks in our engineering courses, but that program is something like $1900 minimum, whereas Sketchup is free. The more you draw with it the more you get used to the quirks.
                      MillerMatic 252
                      Spoolmate 200
                      Diversion 165
                      Spectrum 625 X-Treme
                      Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
                      Delta Drill Press
                      Bosch 10" Table Saw
                      Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
                      Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
                      Radnor O/A

                      and this heavy duty table I made

                      sigpic

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