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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 11-03-2018 11:32 PM 500 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2018 11:32 PM

So I decided to build a mibile shed to store the non woodworking tools and all of my parts cabinets to keep my garage for machines only.

Got the framing done today. This shed is 12’X5’ and is on 6 mobile casters that handle 400lbs per wheel. Right now it is still light enough for one person to push it around. I want to add a hitch so it can be pulled with alawn tractor. I had to build it small to fit in my yard, and wanted it to be able to moce around incase it needs to be out of the way. The bottom is all 4×4s with the framing built on top.

Here is a link to the castors incase anyone here wants to try.

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#1 posted 12-25-2018 06:26 PM

I like the idea of not having to worry about losing air on the tires. Went that route with wheelbarrow some years back and never looked back.

That said, that has to feel good. Essentially, you just grew your shop, and don’t have all those pesky things contaminating air and ground space better dedicated to the really important stuff. ;)

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#2 posted 12-25-2018 06:44 PM

Interesting idea!

400 lbs. times 6 is in theory 2400lbs. My question would be is that enough? Cabinets and hardware are like a mechanics toolbox. A lot of weight in one place.

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#3 posted 12-25-2018 06:50 PM

How will you keep the casters from sinking into the earth, or will it live on a concrete slab?

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#4 posted 12-25-2018 10:59 PM

I just built a rolling rack for wood. It’s about 37” wide, 72” tall and long. If full, that would be close to an equivalent of about a four foot long, four foot tall and two foot wide block of wood.

The wheels I, initially, put on it worked, but where hard pressed to handle the load. I bought twelve 3-1/2” casters rated at 275# each and mounted three on each corner. I can move the beast around with one hand now and they should hold up well. I suspect the others would have died just sitting around under load.

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#5 posted 12-26-2018 01:30 AM

Are you worried about ir rolling away from you? Or is your lot pretty flat?

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#6 posted 12-26-2018 02:52 AM

My place is pretty flat. And I figured it would move easily which is the case..

The castors sucked.. were not up to their actual weight rating. So next year I will build a trailer axle for it, a hitch to move it around.

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