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benmychree

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Better to locate the axle high on the side of the angle iron to lower the whole assembly; the higher you have to raise machinery the more chance to tip it over.
 

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Better to locate the axle high on the side of the angle iron to lower the whole assembly; the higher you have to raise machinery the more chance to tip it over.
Yes but a solid, reliable connection of the axle to the an angle would be more difficult to achieve. I guess it depends on how much faith one has in their welds. That being said, the only constructive criticism I have with the above, is the metal doesn't appear to have been ground bright before the welds were made. Otherwise, it looks pretty solid and should work fine.
 

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I could have drilled a hole and welded it in, but as stated before I think my connection is stronger on the bottom. Additionally, the added clearance is nice getting it on and off a trailer.

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I made a similar device to move such as milling machines, used 1/2" X 6 steel flat bar in a U shape, and used cast iron wheels with 1" bore, welded both sides, the bottom is only 1/2" off the floor, and has transported approx. 3,500 lbs successfully. I first saw a pro machinery mover use one; I was an immediate convert. Much better than pipes!
 

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Another thing that I have seen used for heavy machinery moving is a device that looks like a "Johnny Bar", but motorized with a long extension cord and fwd/ rev switch on the handle, it had big alligator clips on the cord, and could be connected to any shop's electric panel; whether they had a transformer for 480V, I did not see.
 
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