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Davycrocket

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Has anybody put wheels on a generator before ?

 

Ideally I'd like to have the gutter vac on board too but not to bothered if not, I just need to get closer to jobs without running yards of cable and leaving the van side door open out of sight.

 

Where would I get some wheels ?😎

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No luck with the wheel kit unfortunately, isn't there a petrol powered vac that is similar idea to this but costs ££££££££££'s ?  

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17 minutes ago, Davycrocket said:

No luck with the wheel kit unfortunately, isn't there a petrol powered vac that is similar idea to this but costs ££££££££££'s ?  

Yes Spinaclean do one, the only member that's got enough money to buy one is @Pjj 😀 

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I knew somebody had one on here but that they was mega cash !

On another forum that shall remain nameless a fella built one with a positive displacement pump which to be fair is an absolute beast of a machine.

 

Parts aren't cheap though 😞

 

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1 hour ago, Part Timer said:

Yes Spinaclean do one, the only member that's got enough money to buy one is @Pjj 😀 

It’s an awesome piece of kit , not cheap but you get what you pay for , it paid for its self in about 8 weeks we had a few big jobs so it’s all profit now 😂😂😂

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If I had the amount of work you turnover I'd buy one no question,  but looking like it will be a genny on some kind of wheeled frame with a fabricated area to sit the vac on. Do you reckon its do able ?

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49 minutes ago, Davycrocket said:

If I had the amount of work you turnover I'd buy one no question,  but looking like it will be a genny on some kind of wheeled frame with a fabricated area to sit the vac on. Do you reckon its do able ?

I had an omnivac and separate genie before worked fine just a pain moving the two things especially if having to take it up or down steps or on large commercial 

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On 16/09/2020 at 17:28, Davycrocket said:

Has anybody put wheels on a generator before ?

 

Ideally I'd like to have the gutter vac on board too but not to bothered if not, I just need to get closer to jobs without running yards of cable and leaving the van side door open out of sight.

 

Where would I get some wheels ?😎

certain generator frames have and axle tube welded into the frame but my best top secret tip is go to your nearest tesco express store at silly O'clock and long term borrow a Warburtons orange bread tray castor base 

They hold generators securely from a 2.2 to 6.4kva 

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1 hour ago, Davycrocket said:

Hi Austin

 

Not sure that would work on uneven ground etc wouldn't the wheels bog down ?

It worked for me with a small ratchet strap securing the generator and a simple rope pull handle. If you go to B&Q you can buy wheels for sack trucks, wheelbarrows and ladders etc. 

Why don't you get two 8" wheels to threaded m10 rod and put some wheels on your generator.  Very simple. Or a machine mart hand cart? Many ways to solve a simple problem 

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21 hours ago, Apw1210 said:

It worked for me with a small ratchet strap securing the generator and a simple rope pull handle. If you go to B&Q you can buy wheels for sack trucks, wheelbarrows and ladders etc. 

Why don't you get two 8" wheels to threaded m10 rod and put some wheels on your generator.  Very simple. Or a machine mart hand cart? Many ways to solve a simple problem 

Are the 8 inch wheels available from b & q ? Sounds like thats the way ahead, cheers Austin

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35 minutes ago, Davycrocket said:

Are the 8 inch wheels available from b & q ? Sounds like thats the way ahead, cheers Austin

Your average sack truck wheels are available in all stores along with homebase i do believe from my last visit.

However, I would personally spend a little extra and opt for puncture proof. Less shock absorbency but no risk or damaging them on rough terrain.

Machine mart sell them in yellow but their website is down 

B&Q sell all the associated hardware to build and axle such as m12 treaded bar, with brackets etc. Also you may want a heavy duty single castor for your leading wheel 

2x small exhausts clamps from euro car parts or Halfords for attaching directly 

Hope that helps you mate.

All the best 

Austin 

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