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Old May 24th, 2016, 05:49 AM   #1
 
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Hey guys, I am often amazed at the projects that come out of our members. I have a "pallet jack" that is needing a home but I had the thought that it might be able to be upgraded into one sweet rolling tool cabinet. Anybody want to help define the plan as how this project should turn out? Yes, my Dillon reloading station must be mounted on it as well!



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you've only got a few inches of clearance, and its probably pretty heavy. Is it powered? Are you planning to go over and "bumps", or just a single flat surface, like a garage?

you need to give us a bit more info, maybe some pix of what you want to mount on it.
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The advantage of the pallet jack isn't the caster & rollers, it's the lifting hydraulics. Locking casters/rollers are readily available, and would be easier to adapt to a built bench.

Are you looking to do a complete 1 off fab job, or looking to integrate the jack under a pre-built cabinet/bench?

It's pretty simple - the jack is designed for a low center mass pallet, about the size of the jack frame itself, so you can't throw too wide or tall of mass on top without causing issues. Find a bench which is about the size of a pallet or the pallet frame and bolt/weld it down. If the legs fit within the frame of the pallet jack, you have the option to weld/bolt it directly to the jack frame. If the legs don't fit on the frame, throw an angle iron frame under the bench legs and bolt/weld THAT to the jack frame.

What surface will you be rolling over?
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The advantage of the pallet jack isn't the caster & rollers, it's the lifting hydraulics. Locking casters/rollers are readily available, and would be easier to adapt to a built bench.

Are you looking to do a complete 1 off fab job, or looking to integrate the jack under a pre-built cabinet/bench?

It's pretty simple - the jack is designed for a low center mass pallet, about the size of the jack frame itself, so you can't throw too wide or tall of mass on top without causing issues. Find a bench which is about the size of a pallet or the pallet frame and bolt/weld it down. If the legs fit within the frame of the pallet jack, you have the option to weld/bolt it directly to the jack frame. If the legs don't fit on the frame, throw an angle iron frame under the bench legs and bolt/weld THAT to the jack frame.

What surface will you be rolling over?
You and I are seeing the same things, close anyways. I have several roller cabinets and top sections, all in use. Add machinist tools and these things start taking up a fair bit of space, could use to be centralised. If centralised, I would like to be able to roll the whole shebang out of my concrete garage onto the concrete surface outside for quick jobs I do in the driveway. The pallet jack rolls like a champ, and if I place the cabinets onto the jack they take up no more floorspace than the jack itself. I have a rough plan that I believe will work, and will always have to tool I need at hand while at work. Imagine no more running back and forth to get what you need!
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Hey guys, I am often amazed at the projects that come out of our members. I have a "pallet jack" that is needing a home but I had the thought that it might be able to be upgraded into one sweet rolling tool cabinet. Anybody want to help define the plan as how this project should turn out? Yes, my Dillon reloading station must be mounted on it as well!
How did it turn out?
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Centralise the tools quite nicely, as was the main idea of the plan. I was able to "borrow" some ideas from the makers of the custom Nascar type pit boxes and that was a big help. I did not put my Dillon setup on it, as I had room for my welder and torches on the cart, a compatibility issue there.
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