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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
TheGriffin #652273 Wed Apr 06 2016 07:46 PM
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confused Maybe a couple different notches located a couple inches apart. Tallness and weight of the pump will vary, equals balance point varies. My Daddy always said: "Work smarter, not harder." wink Ed.

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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
tbuckles #652275 Wed Apr 06 2016 08:24 PM
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Good idea, I'd build one if I moved pumps around a lot. What about retractable wheels or wheels that can be added once on the ground so you could also use it as a dolly/truck cart, also.

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Pretty neat Tom.


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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
tbuckles #652305 Thu Apr 07 2016 08:03 AM
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Tom, I woke up at 3 A.M. this morning and realized that the pump was not attached to the loading rack? Won't it bounce off during your travels? Maybe a strap or two would help? I'm retired too and this is what I think about when I should be asleep. LOL! Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Pump Loading Dolly
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Why a notch? I would think a 1x2, or maybe a couple of them , across the back side would be better. It would still catch the tailgate and you wouldn't have to worry about the notches lining up.


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r49th #652309 Thu Apr 07 2016 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted By r49th
Why a notch? I would think a 1x2, or maybe a couple of them , across the back side would be better. It would still catch the tailgate and you wouldn't have to worry about the notches lining up.
I would think 1x2s would drag on the tailgate and bed making it harder to load.JMO


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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
tbuckles #652321 Thu Apr 07 2016 09:35 AM
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Good idea!!


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tbuckles #652330 Thu Apr 07 2016 12:10 PM
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better build another one Tom... i know you're never loading just one!


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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
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[/quote] I would think 1x2s would drag on the tailgate and bed making it harder to load.JMO[/quote]

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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
tbuckles #652370 Fri Apr 08 2016 09:06 AM
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Now I woke up this morning worrying about my friend Paul not sleeping well, so I needed to make an addition.

The great thing about retirement is that I can implement design changes quickly, holddown straps it is.

Now that I got Paul sleeping better at night Craig has to bring up the tailgate thing, now I'm worrying....LOL.

This time I loaded a fully loaded pump and it still was not a strain but it did take two hands, not two fingers to pickup.

As always, there is more than one way to skin a cat, share if you got an idea.

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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
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Now you have something to be proud of! LOL! The straps will let me rest peacefully tonight. Thank you Tom. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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Great job Tom, I like it. You need a patent on it. LOL. You asked about Ideas. A nice coat of paint and some stickers you might have laying around. In your case maybe some Sinclair & Mopar stickers.

I'm only 20 miles from you Tom visiting the wife's parents in Indy after returning from Florida. Not the best of weather to ask for a tour and a ride. But rest a sured I'll be back later this spring & summer. Again great design & job on the pump dolly. Doug

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tbuckles #652457 Sat Apr 09 2016 08:23 PM
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Tom:

On my old dolly, I oriented the crosspieces so that the long boards formed a small barrier on each side of the pump. That eliminated any side-to-side sliding and any need for straps (so far). I am definitely in debt to you, though, for the idea of the notch and the concept of the metal lip at the bottom. Looks like I have some work to do this weekend.

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tbuckles #652462 Sun Apr 10 2016 04:08 AM
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Great setup Tom! I just always used a 24" wide piece of 1/2" plywood with the lower lip and some carpet to protect patina on a nice pump. But I love the wheels on one end. My wife is getting to old to lift those pumps into the truck. grin
So as long as we are WAY over thinking this, how about an arm that swings out with a winch and cable? smirk smirk
Looks like you are getting serious about your retirement.....
As long as we are sharing:
Now how about a good dolly? This one will move a cast iron visible through grass, sand and gravel. Also easy to push up a ramp. On a flat surface you can move a visible with one hand.



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Re: Pump Loading Dolly
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So glad i collect cans.

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