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Old 09-16-2017, 10:59 AM   #21
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The wheels are the key.
We would end up changing the wheels to larger softer quiet ones.
Think they were non marking. Well over $100 for a set of 4 wheels.

Some of those hard plastic wheels with a loaded cart sounded like a freight train.

Had to go across every type of surface from unfinished concrete, asphalt, stamped textured concrete to look like bricks or stone, marble, tile, & carpet with thick padding.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:01 AM   #22
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Been there done that. I use mine fairly often. Still have the original casters. My cart is only about 8 years old though.
You have better luck with the standard casters than I've had.

Many times just floor imperfections have damaged cart wheels on jobs.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:02 AM   #23
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The wheels are the key.
We would end up changing the wheels to larger softer quiet ones.
Think they were non marking. Well over $100 for a set of 4 wheels.

Some of those hard plastic wheels with a loaded cart sounded like a freight train.

Had to go across every type of surface from unfinished concrete, asphalt, stamped textured concrete to look like bricks or stone, marble, tile, & carpet with thick padding.
Yeah man, cracks and other defects in the wheel surface will do that.
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2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ter-60251.html

and 2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch...ter-42714.html

you'd be in less than $60 and very satisfied.
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2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ter-60251.html

and 2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch...ter-42714.html

you'd be in less than $60 and very satisfied.

As nice as pneumatic casters are to use, I would insist on flat-free versions...it doesn't do you any good if one is flat...we are taking these carts on construction sites...

First flat tire on my lawn tractor resulted in an order of flat-free replacements shortly followed by the wheel barrow and air compressor wheels.

Maybe something like this would fit the bill...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0789_200660789
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As nice as pneumatic casters are to use, I would insist on flat-free versions...it doesn't do you any good if one is flat...we are taking these carts on construction sites...

First flat tire on my lawn tractor resulted in an order of flat-free replacements shortly followed by the wheel barrow and air compressor wheels.

Maybe something like this would fit the bill...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0789_200660789
Never had that problem:

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I got one of those harborfreight carts for 99$ . It has a wire rack on it , ladder rack , Two sets of LED lights , industrial plug strip , hinges for a 5 foot piece of plywood for a larger top when needed and two magic carabiners on the front .

Magic carabiners ? I was on a 50,000 foot supermarket and cart was about a football field away . I gave the magic whistle and 10 seconds later the cart arrived . Mechanical dude just about sh!t . My cart can be pulled by my Burnese Mountain Dog . Burners are draft animals . Everybody loves my cart YO .
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I always thought I would get around to building my own cart. Never did.

I wanted to make it with real large back wheels so I could move it up a flight of stairs like a hand truck. Most of the jobs I'm on are multiple floors with no elevator in use. Make it just wide enough to fit through a 36" door. The rear half with the large wheels would be enclosed so I can lock up my tools. The front half with shelves would swing open to create a long table. Maybe set it up so a chop saw can fit in the center, and the side wings for stock support.

Maybe sneak in a sub woofer underneath and two 6x9 3-ways where it folds open. A 12 volt power supply to feed the car stereo, with a quad outlet for charging batteries. Use an old extension cord wrapped up on the back to feed the whole thing.

I would build it all out of wood. Like a frame and panel design to keep the weight down. The hand truck type handles would be part of the frame and panel.

I have a great design for a 3/4-1" EMT bender. It could revolutionize the market. I have the drawings for it. I'll probably never get it patented. I haven't even built the prototype. It's part bending the pipe and part taking out all the math. Different parts of the bender will have all the numbers you need. Just lay your conduit against it, and mark it up. Comes apart in two pieces to throw it in the gang box or van. I may even make a trunk model!!!!
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Have scene elevator mechanics that walk the streets use 2 wheelers and milk crates for their small parts . Of course all good elevator mechanics carry their tools in their fiber built black tool box.
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Have scene elevator mechanics that walk the streets use 2 wheelers and milk crates for their small parts . Of course all good elevator mechanics carry their tools in their fiber built black tool box.
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Don't knock the handtruck / milk crate method.

That was always my preferred method on large square footage jobs and long walks through the city.

Four milk crates and a handtruck that folds into a cart when you are on the job.
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2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ter-60251.html

and 2 of these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch...ter-42714.html

you'd be in less than $60 and very satisfied.
Perfect set up!! ?
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