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Old 01-25-2010, 11:50 PM
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Default Yet Another Torch Cart (Beefy!)

So I am finally getting to share one of the many projects I've been been working on for the past 6 months in the machine shop. I can't take credit for the original idea (that was part my friend and part my boss) or all of the design (lots and lots of arguing/consulting with the boss there), but the implementation and construction is all mine. There is a lot I would change...This beast is HEAVY and expensive, but overall I am proud of it. I have some more pics if yall would like to see them.

Some highlights:
-Retractable hose reel with quick connects
-Interchangable handle with on-site towing attachment(for pulling out in the field with 4-wheeler/golf car/etc..)
-Eye bolt for lifting onto trailer with cherry picker/hoist/etc...
-2 drawer locking toolbox permanently mounted
-Bottle cap holders built on
-Large pneumatic tires for easier rolling
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:18 AM
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Cole, you been kinda quiet lately. I did not realize you were involved in a massive government project.

I think this should be on a magazine cover somewhere. A bottle cart designed by an A&M ENGINEER.

Gona take a float to get it to Post.

Does it have bearing buddies?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:31 AM
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That's real nice. I have to do something like that to hold my caps too.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:33 AM
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Cole, you been kinda quiet lately. I did not realize you were involved in a massive government project.

I think this should be on a magazine cover somewhere. A bottle cart designed by an A&M ENGINEER.

Gona take a float to get it to Post.

Does it have bearing buddies?
Na, no bearing buddies. Yep, it is stinking heavy. There's no tubing under 1/8" wall and it also has some ballast for balance. I would have made it a lot lighter, but you do what the boss man says, right?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:42 AM
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Looks really sturdy. What is the top speed ya' think it can handle?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:59 AM
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I have some more pics if yall would like to see them.
Cole: sure, post the rest of your pictures.
I'm sure someone will benefit and we can probably get the Index Manager to link it in the Projects Index.

That's a good looking cart.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:35 AM
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Here are the rest of the pictures I have. I can get more detailed ones if anyone wants it.

Edit: Oh, and it looks like the wheels are significantly angled in these pictures. It is just the camera. I angled them a tiiiiny bit in hopes that it would improve rollability(that a word?), but the camera really accentuates it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:47 AM
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Maybe racing slicks. Really those tri-rib front tractor tires would put less rubber on the road.
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<snip> get the Index Manager to link it in the Projects Index.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:04 AM
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I have been talking myself out of buying a torch hose reel for a few years now. From the sticker shape I am guessing Northern? How do you like it?
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