|[AMRadio] Mobile Base for Heavy Iron|
Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Thu Apr 13 09:26:20 EDT 2006
Now that is a ggod idea.
The appearance is a lot cleaner than the caster farm under this sort of gear
and one I am looking at about 5 feet from me.
Thanks for the tip!
--- Robert Nickels <w9ran at oneradio.net> wrote:
> I'm really pleased with the mobile base I built for my 20V-2 and wanted
> to pass along the information to others. I really wanted to be able to
> move the transmitter around, but didn't want to raise it off the floor
> any more than necessary for stability reasons. The answer came when I
> found a seller of ball transfers on eBay at a very good price. These
> have a 1" carbon steel ball rolling on 80 internal 1/8" dia. balls and
> are rated for 75 pounds each - -
> http://www.hudsonbearings.com/SBT-1.html I went with 20 for a total
> capacity of 1500 pounds. The ball transfers have 3/4" long studs on
> the back so all I had to do is drill holes and screw them into a piece
> of 3/4" plywood with a pipewrench. It only took an hour and a half to
> If you want to be able to move heavy stuff, this is the only way to go,
> and also the cheapest, with the ball transfers going for a buck
> apiece. Search for eBay seller
> katamay62 and let him know how many you want, he'll set up a Buy It Now
> for you. He has lots of 'em.
> Here are some pictures of the final result, once I paint the plywood
> black it will be hard to even tell it's there
> This only raises the transmitter by 2 1/4" and leaves the steel base
> accessible and the transmitter supported just as Collins intended, only
> this "floor" moves! Should be adaptable to any big rig.
> 73, Bob W9RAN
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