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    Caster plates the way they are...ok, I get it now
    Didn't catch it from the first set of pics....wow!!! DUALLYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    foot plates = slippahs = caster wheels/plate is what I meant
    still seems/sounds wrong..........anyway, I get it........
    however.......welds look cool!!!!
    I'm not late...
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    When I attach wheels to a cart I like to keep the wheel sub-plate (or foot plate) within the structure, so that it is more difficult to scratch your ankles on it. Attached is a SolidWorks file of a cart that I designed to hold the color guard flags for my daughter's high school marching band. In the case of the attached example the wheel sub-plate is thick enough so that it can be tapped, but you could also use a thinner plate with nuts and bolts. I looked but I can't locate a picture of the actual cart.
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    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
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    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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    I don't really have a "name" for the plates that I bolt the casters to.... other than just that - The plates I bolt the casters to.

    I have done several projects where the casters are better tucked under the frame work. I mounted these the way I did for four reasons:

    1) So that the wheels did not touch when swinging the front of the welder from side to side. Any of you that have experience with pneumatic caster wheels will know what I am talking about - they don't always do what you expect or want.

    2) Aligning the casters on the frame as I did, places the weight of the cart directly onto the center of the caster's mounting plate and therefore, directly over the swivel. This helps minimize the twisting stress on the caster's mounting plate and will lead to a longer life of the parts.

    3) Hidden from view, inside and at the top of the frame, is a 3/16" x 4" plate that is drilled to match the OEM caster bolt pattern that I used to secure the welder to the cart. I can unbolt the welder from the cart without having to remover the casters, and also if I do remove them, I have clear access to the bolts.

    4) It is for a very minor effect, but the cable reels and bottle do add a lot of mass to the top of the welder - so the slightly wider track, as insignificant as it may be, will help with stability.


    To the Original Poster - my apologies for hijacking your thread.

    Edit: Corrected size of plate in bold.
    Last edited by Black Wolf; 01-03-2009 at 02:11 PM.
    Later,
    Jason

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    Nice job Jason. The tandem wheels...great practical touch. I remember pulling and pushing a MIG machine to the next bay via the yard. It had those hard rubber tires and the yard still hadn't had the gravel swept up. Always getting hung up on the tiniest pebbles because of those dang hard rubber tires. Those air-filled tires sure will avoid that for sure. Bob

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    Jason, thanks for the detailed explanations!!!!!!!!!
    Makes more sense to me now!!!

    lol.....I'm wondering if I irratated him enough, where he had to tell his
    secrets to placate me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm not late...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    I mounted these the way I did for four reasons:
    Thanks for your explanation. It is clear that you have spent some time working out the design and have good reasons for your approach. I especially like your use of pneumatic wheels with tandem axles under the heavy tanks and spools. This gives you the forgiveness of the pneumatic wheel while still maintaining stability of the cart.

    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport
    Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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    Heres my cart for my Invision, XR feeder/gun, and 70 feeder.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff huxtable View Post
    Heres my cart for my Invision, XR feeder/gun, and 70 feeder.....
    Nice Cart
    Nice Pics

    D@MN MY NECK HURTS!!!!!!!!
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    Seems pretty silly to have the xr control on the bottom when it has voltage and wire speed controls on it. Gotta bend all the way down there to adjust it, and gotta pull it out to change wire.
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    wow the Duallys are awesome
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