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    New Wheels

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    New Wheels

    Sorry. Tried to do this from my phone. Should have known better. New wheels for the Fish N Mate Jr. from Harbor Freight. Same diameter as stock but thinner tube tires for less drag. No mods necessary for mounting to existing axle. I'll probably have to hold back on it coming up the ramp next spring!
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    New front caster

    New stainless caster came in today. Souped up cart is ready!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospector46 View Post
    New stainless caster came in today. Souped up cart is ready!
    Can you tell us were you got it , Looks good
    If you are going to fight, fight like you are the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's ark and brother, it's starting to rain!

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    Absolutely Jollyman. I purchased it on Amazon. You can purchase it direct from Service Caster Corporation. 5" Stainless Steel threaded stem caster-total lock-poly wheel-300 lb capacity- 3/8-16 thread. My cart came with the plastic wheel that had a 1'x1' insert with the height adjustment holes. The original wheel screwed into the base. I had to run a 3/8-16 tap into the existing threads as they were fine thread or metric. That was it. Works great screwed all the way in and the cart sets level. The standard plated caster will save you quite a bit. I guess it depends on how much you are out there in the elements as to the longevity. Probably would have been fine for me with a couple of weeks on the pier per year but I always go overboard on stuff. OCD I think?
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    Looks like the ones I picked up (flea market) I think from hospital carts / caster ....good quality and I like the locking feature when it windy, or using the cart for the trolly rod holder (anchor rod)
    I have both one that fits in the tube, and the other that I U bolt on....but the aluminum tube is thin, and I need to chage it before this next trip (add aluminum plate under neath to bolt to)
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    I have found the newer carts have thinner tubing then my old had , my wheel was U bolted on the front tube but found iit's starting to tare , so wanted to expand the mounting area and beef it up .....I hope your front tube holds up ( keep the caster on concrete and lift over bad spots should help
    I fixed mine before an issue while down there away from stuff to repair/ fix it.....or heaven forbid have to rent one from fshntime

    I've got wheels that fit in the tube but thought this would be stronger clamped on (but found out it is all thin metal)


    I do have more weight then most and always lift the front off the deck when coming to bad spots/ stay on concrete , and its balanced well

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    That looks sort of like the way my front wheel is attached, except for being a lot neater and more professional.

    The contents of my tool box is sketchy---pliers, crescent wrench, an old hand saw, a big hammer and a little hammer.
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    Bill..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post

    The contents of my tool box is sketchy---pliers, crescent wrench, an old hand saw, a big hammer and a little hammer.
    I dought that Mr. Wire , you do alot of tractor major repairs?
    Bill..............

 

 
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