View Full Version : rolling tool cart...any recommendations?
02-03-2010, 06:06 AM
This is what I had in mind (http://www.uline.com/BL_1807/Utility-Carts), so when I'm on a PM for 8 hours, I don't have to use the floor as a desk, and a tool area.
How about pneumatic wheels? It seems kinda pricey to go another 140 dollars just for soft wheels...
02-03-2010, 03:22 PM
I've had one of those here at my job for the last 13 years. Tough little cart. I would only get the pneumatic tires if your rolling through gravel.
02-03-2010, 09:17 PM
Different jobs all the time. Service, you know.
But when time comes for a PM and there are 6,8, or 28 units it would be nice to have one of these.
A certain tool company with a large red catalog wanted 230-something for a 18 X 33 X 37 with no drawer.
Another company with a name that sounds like uhaul will get me a larger one 45 x 26x 33 with a locking drawer for 10 dollars less, shipped to my house, over and out.
02-04-2010, 12:10 AM
That type of cart is really nice to lug around all your tools, parts, filters, belts, and whatever else you might need to do your pm on larger buildings that take some time.
02-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Milwaukee makes some awesome carts, but they are very expensive. They have different options like a small pipe vice or a wire rack among many others. I guess it depends on if you would ever have any use for that.
02-04-2010, 05:33 PM
some guys likee those, while others justuse a convertible handtruck and a piece of plywood. i have one guy who uses one with a customized top storage area with different compartments, a plywood top with hinges and a hasp with lock. it all depends upon your mindset. my guy tells me all the time that "he likes to run heavy". he carries two chain blocks, chokers, a welding machine with various sized leads, sockets up to 3/4 drive, recovery equipment, combustion analyzer, and all of the hand tools required for support. he can do any job, any time. i got another who has all of the same equipment, but likes ot run light. he can sit on the floor of his van, but has all of the tools in his garage and loads them up as required. you can guess who uses less gas. neither approach is the perfect one, but both work for the respective mechanic. Its kinda funny when they work together!
02-04-2010, 07:16 PM
The perfect cart :bump:
02-04-2010, 07:58 PM
I've got a wider cart like you pictured in your link. It works ok, just depends on what you have to do. I use it mostly on larger jobs when I need to take a lot in with me.
I've also got myself a much smaller rubbermaid one, I think it's only 16" wide or so vs the 24" the other one is. I generally like the smaller one when I'm doing normal work, the large one gets too cluttered and is a bit tougher to get around, and is in people's way more often.
02-05-2010, 05:36 AM
The perfect cart :bump:
Hey if you can include a coffee cup holder it's a deal :)
02-05-2010, 06:11 AM
I don't know if this is of good enough quality for your needs but it is less expensive. Here is the link.
02-06-2010, 09:34 AM
big red book I understand
what rhymes with u haul
02-06-2010, 09:42 AM
thats what I use everyday for pms, service, or install. Lightweight too. There is 4 of us who use them. The cup holder is a must. btw i have the smaller of the 2
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