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    Default Forgot to ask you

    Quote Originally Posted by gocirino View Post
    Made this for my AirPak... Top pops off so I can go in the truck while the dolly stays put.
    What kind of a bender did you use on that square tubing?

    if I can get half as good as some of you guys, I'd be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Yes, they are harbor freight SOLID RUBBER swivel ones. I used the air ones on my cart for the 180 SD. I like the solid ones for in the garage or on blacktop. The air jobs seem better on gravel or hard ground.

    gocirino, nice setup. I like that mag drill too.
    The inflatable tires I used from HF are a pain in the rear. Wish I had used the solid rubber ones for the shop instead. I have to get on my hands and knees to turn these tires by hand in order to get them to swivel properly. Each tire is rated for 300 pounds, however the Bobcat is heavy enough to prevent them from properly swiveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobysky:315343
    Quote Originally Posted by gocirino View Post
    Made this for my AirPak... Top pops off so I can go in the truck while the dolly stays put.
    What kind of a bender did you use on that square tubing?

    if I can get half as good as some of you guys, I'd be happy.
    JD2 makes square dies. I'm sure others do too. J have been wanting to pickup a square die but u haven't come up with a use for it yet. This looks like a good use for one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock40 View Post
    I like it and wanted to do my 250 the same way. Still may. Are those Harbor freight casters?

    I made a cart for the 211, sort of done what MMW stated. It has been great for loading things up. Have the machine on it with plenty of room to carry about everything I need when moving from shop to trailer then back. Saves a lot of time when moving things.

    Attachment 33429

    This old shot is before I put expanded metal sides on it. Still have not painted it. Has a cradle under the bottom for a small gas bottle but found a long gas hose works great leaving the a big tank inside the trailer, nuther MMW suggestion.

    I used HF casters and they can be a pain to swivel in tight places. I'm still undecided if I want to move a 500lb machine in and out of a trailer, plus it would take a good hold down setup in a trailer while pulling it.

    Lets see the improvements when you make them.
    E-track on the floor or wall of your trailer if you don't have wood slats on the wall.- either one will work and then ratchet straps.

    All of our equipment carts are on wheels and our truck walls have wood slats- we just ratchet to the slats. Solid.
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    If you really need to turn tight over rough terrain you should redesign the cart with the wheels close together. Once you get heavy, the pneumatic casters just don't turn very good since they squish If yer in a shop with hard floors then a solid wheel caster is a better choice.

    Miller's design for off road.
    300912_Off_Road_Running_Gear_Cage.jpg


    Same idea for us in this cable/sandbag cart- sees 500lb loads easy

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    Gobysky,
    Do you have difficulty loading the welder in and out of the cart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocirino View Post
    Made this for my AirPak... Top pops off so I can go in the truck while the dolly stays put.
    Do you have any issues with protective cage rubbing on the sheet metal of your welder.
    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobysky View Post
    What kind of a bender did you use on that square tubing?

    if I can get half as good as some of you guys, I'd be happy.
    I used a 1-1/2" square die with my RDB-250 Baileigh Tubing bender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocirino View Post
    Made this for my AirPak... Top pops off so I can go in the truck while the dolly stays put.
    That is a work of art. It is wonderful.

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