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Portable Welding Cart
"It rolls easily on big wheels wherever I need to use it," says Tom Chaney, Chrisman, Ill., who converted an old Roper riding mower into a towable welding cart.
    He got the junked riding mower, equipped with 18-in. rear wheels, from an uncle. He threw the engine away and cut the front end off, leaving only the frame, rear wheels and axle. He welded a 4 by 4-in., 1/4-in. thick angle iron onto the front of the frame and mounted a 10-in. caster wheel on it. Then he welded on a U-shaped handle between the rear wheels.
    He welded the original gearshift lever to the side of the frame, with a U-shaped length of rod on top, to hang welding cables and a welding helmet.
    "The original welder could be bought with a cart, but it had small wheels," says Chaney. "I wanted a portable welder because I have a 3-pt. mounted generator on my tractor. Now I can pull my welder outside anywhere I want to go and hook it up to the generator. The top part of the mower frame consists of a flat metal plate, which I use to store tools."
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Chaney, Sr., 14732 E. 1800th Rd., Chrisman, Ill. 61924 (ph 217 269-3507; tomchansr@yahoo.com).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3