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Posted on Trying to figure out a lumber cart.

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 08:32 PM

Be sure to buy castors that are large enough (for rough surfaces) and high enough weight capacity.

I used castors with 6-inch forged steel wheels mounted on a yoke made of 1/4” thick steel – rated 1200lb each.

There’s a guy on ebay that specializes in castors. Mine are not crowned wheels. I understand that crowned wheels role more easily.


[added] if there is any kind of slope, you’ll need to think carefully about the weight. Mine is not intended to leave the shop, just on wheels so I can move it to another place if needed.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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