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    Dollies for my forks, bucket, plow and ballast box

    I've got the forks and bucket done. The forks dolly is low to the ground so it can have either the bucket or the front plow stored "on top" of it.

    Probably could have made the front bucket dolly about 6" shorter, but this size makes it easy to put the bucket down.

    Will post pix of the other two dollies when they are done. The ballast box is done, I've just got a lot of mods to make and have to fill it up 1st.

    I have other pix of dollies if anyone's interested. You can kinda see the tiller and PHD dollies in the background.

    Have "mac" to real world photo issue, on the MAC it's upright, here it's sideways. I've straightened it up*on the next post.

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    Lets see if this is upright now. No one really understands this computer stuff...

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    Very nice, where did you get your casters? I am planning on doing somewhat of the same thing for my MX-6.



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    Nice work Pete! One dolly for both! By the way, do you use that bucket? It looks new! I made a dolly for my ballast box. Got 4 X 1 1/4 rubber castors on ebay rated for 250lbs each. $25 with free shipping!
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    Good deal on making the dollies Pete. As for the pictures being rotated, MAC's suffer from LSD flashbacks that Steve Jobs programmed into them.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Got the casters at Northern Tool. All Made in China, so I assume that the actual load will be half the rated load.

    The forks are on their own little dolly. I have 8 250# small castors, the forks weigh 400#. They are at the front and rear of the pallet, I'll take some more pix. Northern had a special and it was $20 for a box of 4.
    There are 4 casters under the area where each tine will rest. There's a layers of sacrificial 1/2" plywood that's just screwed on to the dolly.

    The bucket dolly is on higher castors, they are 500# castors (qty 4). I don't have a weight on the bucket, am guessing 500# or so? So once the forks are on their dolly, they slide in under the bucket dolly (and will slide in under the plow dolly).
    The bucket dolly is not too strong in the middle- it is 3/4 plywood with some 2x4's around the edges and in the middle so a person can step on the dolly. It counts on 2x8's at the end of the dolly and the castors to support the weight.

    The ballast box dolly is straight forward, it has 4 400# castors.

    The plow dolly is overkill, the plow weights maybee 400# or so, but uses very tall 650# castors. It's all set up so that the plow and the forks will occupy the same space. It was a bonus that the forks can also fit under the bucket for times when the plow is on the loader.

    On the one hand, the cost of the castors is high. The 650# guys were around $18 each (IRRC). But a little overkill now and you never have to mess with it again. I've seen too many times where someone runs at 80% of the rating of the castors, hits a small object, and it's failure time. Big wheels are nice too, 4" or more if possible. Had to break that rule for the 2.5" castors for the forks to get them low, but with 8 of them on there, it should be OK.

    The bucket is new, looking forward to breaking it in sometime soon. Heck, everything is new... Will post more pix later.

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    Pete, all those dollies look great! If you only had a welder...


    Have you thought about getting some used pallet racking/shelving to keep things up off of the floor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Pete, all those dollies look great! If you only had a welder...
    Poor Pete, getting razzed again about not having a welder.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Now that I have forks, the stack 'em high is an option. Down sided is during the summer, the loader will be off the tractor for mowing. So when I run out of room, I'll go that route.

    How many times do you contract out welding before you buy one...??

    Three pix. The first one shows the forks and bucket dollies at "ground level". You can see where I used small 250# casters on the forks. There are 8 of them. So under each fork on the front, there are 2 castors. That part also uses a metal 'L' for strenght. On the back side, I have two 2x4's and the frame for the forks is above them (not sitting on the 2x4s). This lets me pull on the forks without worrying about them sliding off. The forks weight 400#. I then have 1/2" plywood that can get beat-up without damaging the dolly, the last shot shows a topside view of this. There is also a sacrificial sheet of plywood under the bucket. You can see where I could have made that dolly 6" shorter, but, I wanted it so that the alignment was not too critical.

    Next shot is another "floors eye view" showing the height differences and the casters close up. The castors on the bucket are 500# ones. On the right is the castor for the future plow dolly. It's a 650# one. It's tight with forks under the bucket (due to the plywood for the forks), but, putting the forks under the plow will have lots of clearance.
    You can also see the multiple castors under the forks, and 'L' piece of metal for strength. When the forks go down, the front of the dolly gets the shock.

    Last pix is a topside view of the forks dolly. It's fuzzy, sorry, was holding the camera up in the air. You can see the metal front edge, the 1st piece of plywood on the rear, and the 2nd pressure treated plywood strips where the forks land.

    So there you dang go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eepete View Post
    How many times do you contract out welding before you buy one...??


    Pete
    I always wanted a welder so I bought one, and I only contracted one job out to an acquaintance's son to do before I got my welder. It's so nice to have the flexibility to do projects and repairs on your schedule without hauling stuff to the fab shop or scheduling time with a buddy to get something done.

    Now if I only had a place for a lathe and a mill.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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