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#1 Ted Brown

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

Just for the sake of conversation I wanted to show you my homemade wheel kit for my old Generac 4000XL generator. I have about $35.00 in the project. I use the generator for backup at home now that I have my Honda EU2000i for the Casita. I got tired of moving 147 pounds of skid mounted generator. There may be someone out there that may find the mod to my old headache maker interesting.

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#2 jhwilson

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:03 AM

Ted,

Great job. I have one just like it and have been thinking about how to make it easier to move. Where did you find the wheels?

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#3 Ted Brown

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:11 PM

Harper,

I bought the tires at Lowe's. If I were to do the job again I would use pnuematic tires, they would be better for rough terrain than my small hard rubber tires. If you would like to duplicate my set up, let me know and I will send you the details. I think my picture shows all the detail you need, as with most things, there are lots of ways to make the Generac mobil.

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#4 Us burros

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:25 PM

Ted:

Thanks for making me realize I don't have to have bruised ankles every time I move my "antique" Generac. It has the wheels and I don't need to move it very often, but it is a very awkward piece to control. A handle, or a pair of handles would make it much easier.

Harold