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Roguejim
12-12-2015, 01:25 PM
I'll be building my UDS right after Christmas when I get my Big Poppa kit, but I'm thinking ahead, and am wondering about portability. My property is largely grass, and gravel. Any simple ideas for wheels, and mounting? Photos? Thanks.

Fwismoker
12-12-2015, 01:34 PM
I was going to suggest 3 casters like I did but since you said you had grass and gravel I'd suggest bigger pneumatic tires... two of them and have it where you can tip it back and move it like you would a dolly.

Creekside
12-12-2015, 01:35 PM
I've thought about a wheeled set-up with my WSM 22.5. My initial thoughts are to find an outdoor table with wheels or build one using threaded pipe.

DouG M
12-12-2015, 01:50 PM
I just use my two wheel hand cart. Money well spent for you can use cart for all kinds of things as to invest in a wheel system for use only under your UDS. Just my .02$ worth DouG

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 01:54 PM
I have 2 casters welded on bottom and one foot so it don't roll when loading meat etc.
For grass I used a 2 wheel hand truck dolly like mentioned above.

SmokerKing
12-12-2015, 01:56 PM
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/690/camo30.jpg

cueball21
12-12-2015, 04:01 PM
You're gonna have HSA following you home, SmokerKing! :-P

Bluesman
12-12-2015, 04:05 PM
Mine is on a drum dolley, but I only run on concrete

Sean "Puffy" Coals
12-12-2015, 05:36 PM
I have a shaft mounted to the bottom of mine with 10" wagon wheels on each end. Opposite the wheels is a very simple leg that I bent out of 1/8" x 1.5" flat steel and bolted on.

Works pretty much like a gasser- handle cut out of the side table to raise it up and wheel it around. Bigger wheels make it easier to get over stones & cracks in the driveway. Light enough to move it with one hand.

mchar69
12-12-2015, 05:43 PM
I just use my two wheel hand cart.Hand dolley, wheel my UDS, heavy garbage cans, refrigerators, washing machines, all sorts of dual use with a hand dolley.
Get one with big pneumatic tires, as suggested.
I use mine all the time, my wife has one right now in the car in case she needs it for her client.
(organizer, moving file cabinets, plants, furniture, who knows.)

kls44
12-12-2015, 06:54 PM
I use a 2 wheel folding dolly to move my uds as well as trash cans, etc. and range bag and other stuff.

Kaptain Kadian
12-12-2015, 07:47 PM
I have four swivel castors on mine. Rolls fine on concrete and ok on grass. Wind kicked up one day and blew it off my patio and it fell over loaded with meat. Sucked pretty bad.

4ever3
12-12-2015, 08:15 PM
What about just a two wheeled dolly to get ya where you want to go ?

Roguejim
12-12-2015, 09:33 PM
Yeah, a dolly is the obvious answer, but it wouldn't suck to be able to quickly move the UDS around without dragging out a dolly. Having said that, I'll most likely go the "dolly" route unless I happen to come across a set of free, or really cheap pneumatic tires.

Shagdog
12-12-2015, 09:43 PM
http://m.uline.com/h5/r/www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-1234/Drum-Handling/Steel-Drum-Dolly-55-Gallon

Lordkifar
12-12-2015, 09:56 PM
i bought myself one of those from craigslist....BEST PURCHASE EVER.

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Roguejim
12-13-2015, 03:39 AM
Probably worthless on grass and gravel.

AussieMatt
12-13-2015, 07:20 AM
I used 3 lockable casters from HF, but mine's on a concrete patio.

nmeyer414
12-13-2015, 11:21 AM
I have a shaft mounted to the bottom of mine with 10" wagon wheels on each end. Opposite the wheels is a very simple leg that I bent out of 1/8" x 1.5" flat steel and bolted on.

Works pretty much like a gasser- handle cut out of the side table to raise it up and wheel it around. Bigger wheels make it easier to get over stones & cracks in the driveway. Light enough to move it with one hand.


jim, I would go with something like this or the hand dolly. I am actually leaning towards something like this myself.

el_matt
12-13-2015, 01:02 PM
I put mine in a frame from and old gasser. Had to bend the vertical portion, out just a bit, but works great, even has 2 shelves.

Matt

Rounder
12-13-2015, 01:21 PM
Here's mine, very simple and doubles as a furniture dolly, it should hold 600 lbs. This is on casters but I'd think you could set something up very similar to this with big rubber wheels on 2 sides, wouldn't be hard then to simply tip it back and roll it along, even if you had to secure it with a strap or something.

I just took 4 pieces of 2x8 and connected them using metal straps on 2 sides and the bottom. You can see 1 of them on the right side. About a 12" x 12" hole in the middle. Sits on this all the time, only a couple of scorch marks.

LMAJ
12-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Here is N8man's set up - always thought it was good...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2571631&postcount=1

cholloway
12-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Multi-tasking 2 wheel dolly...
I've often thought about how well an old walk behind lawn mower chassis would work.

b.m.
01-06-2016, 04:27 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281696191834?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Nuco59
01-06-2016, 05:52 PM
another vote for a hand truck- don't bother mounting it. That way you can use it for other stuff.

DouG M
01-06-2016, 07:38 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281696191834?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

For this kind of money you can do the hand cart thing and like was said use for moving other things around. This will keep the boss of the house happy. Happy wife happy life. IMO

bassandbeer
01-06-2016, 10:57 PM
http://m.uline.com/h5/r/www.uline.com/Product/Detail/H-1234/Drum-Handling/Steel-Drum-Dolly-55-Gallon

I second this! I've never had a problem with running this over gravel or grass. The drum is heavy enough to not just pull out of the dolly.

Smokin' D
01-07-2016, 06:22 AM
A 2 wheel hand truck bolted to the drum works great for me. Since it is attached there is no searching for the dolly, no strapping on and wiggle issues, with a potential fall and moving is easy even while a cook is happening. The truck was $30 and is a nice red which matches the red of the kettle top. Gotta look good too ya know!

SmokerKing
01-07-2016, 09:11 AM
Good idea OP, but most UDS owners don't care about looks or in some cases, function. It's all about how much money can you save and how cheap you can build one.

Nuco59
01-07-2016, 08:17 PM
Move it the way you want to - there are no rules set in stone. Pneumatic tires and trailer hitches, casters, lawn mower bodies, drum dollies, hand trucks, drag it- the sky is the limit- do your thing. You can even hoist it up and carry the thing if you like (honestly- it's not that heavy)

On a tangent- I might take a bit of exception to the idea that "most" uds owners care little for looks or even function -only how cheap(ly) you can build it. OK- some folk's "creativity" might not appeal to everyone- but they still might be proud of their work - even if it ranges "oh dear Lord" to "very damn cool":-D

Cat797
01-07-2016, 08:42 PM
Here's mine.......Welded to a $29 Handtruck (I think that is what I paid) from Harbor Freight:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/cat797-photo/20121104_193928.jpg (http://s245.photobucket.com/user/cat797-photo/media/20121104_193928.jpg.html)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/cat797-photo/20121104_193939.jpg (http://s245.photobucket.com/user/cat797-photo/media/20121104_193939.jpg.html)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/cat797-photo/20121104_193950.jpg (http://s245.photobucket.com/user/cat797-photo/media/20121104_193950.jpg.html)