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Old 08-26-2014, 01:58 PM
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A friend asked me to help him design a skid that can be picked up by his forklift. Since I don't have one myself, I figured you guys would have some good designs and ideas. He wants to mount his Miller Bobcat, torch bottles, and have reels or some method of holding the leads and hoses. I suggested adding a small work table w/vise to it also.

So, any input is appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:16 PM
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Here are some pics if a simple one. You can add anything else you want.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:06 PM
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KoO has such an animal in his stable. I think he can put it on the back of his Screamin' Ford, trailer, or just moved around his Kingdom with the forks on his Cat loader.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:27 PM
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DDA52 posted a pretty extensive thread about his, IIRC but I don't know what title he used.
hmmmmm, found it anyway.

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Thanks, Cutter. Saved me a lot of time.

Didn't realize it had been that long, either. To date, I have made no changes whatsoever to that rig...not even paint. It has been on four trucks since it was built and continues to be just what I wanted and needed. Single point hasn't been a success, but using it along with the machine lift point works perfectly.
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Thanks cutter and Don. I'll show my friend those pics. That's what he is needing.
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Jim, reels for welding lead are fine for the first 25' of lead but more than that gets to be a pain. Leads on a reel tend to wear on each other when they are in use at heavier amps.
A welder I worked with out on the pipelines had reels for the first twenty five feet of lead and than had racks that he had about 300' of lead on. he would pull out the lead on the reels and than add to them to reach where we needed to.
I asked him why not have 100 feet on the reels and the wear problem was his response.
He eventually built a new welding truck bed with everything in lockable compartments as he had his leads stolen twice.
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Here is what I built for my TB 302, 4" x 6" tubing, either 11 or 10 ga. wall.

I made it 4 way so you can pick it up from any of the 4 sides. The welder
manual will show you the bolt hole dims for the bottom of the welder in
question.

You could do the same I would make sure at least on side of the pallet is
<= 48" so you can fit in a pick up truck bed.

I also built my pallet 4" longer and wider than the base of the welder, that
way it provides 2" of protection all around the welder when picking it up with
a fork lift.
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Here's the one I did for my TB
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This thing evolved a little. Never used the bottle rack for the trailer, had intended it for mig or extra 02 and might have drawn in the 80 cf that belongs on the skid making it a complete cut weld unit to slip in a pickup.
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