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JeffBowlsby
Thinking about getting a set of wheel dollies.

I had some HF cheapos awhile back, they worked but had cast iron wheels and left scratches on the garage floor. Have seen some with what look like a rubber wheel but concerned they might flat spot.

Interested in something simple and low tech, but well built and roll around easy. Not interested in the fancy ones with onboard hydraulics.
mepstein
I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to move the 914. I bought them on different days to use the 20% off. I would buy them again.
MM1
QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 20 2020, 01:22 PM) *

I bought 2 sets of these. They work well. Easy to move the 914. I bought them on different days to use the 20% off. I would buy them again.



I bought the same ones - greased them and noticed they were missing a few ball bearings . . .60 to 90 degrees worth. Car has sat on them for more year, until I just placed it on a 4x6 "body dolly" . . .a few of the HF dollies roll a bit rougher . . .but they still work.
Jett
i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15
JeffBowlsby
QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:11 PM) *

i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15


That type is what I was looking at. Rubber wheels? Do they flat spot over time?
Jett
QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Nov 20 2020, 08:15 PM) *

QUOTE(Jett @ Nov 20 2020, 05:11 PM) *

i wanted to move a bigger vehicle and wanted easy rolling.

For heavier applications, these work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrick-Machine-Co-D...583&sr=8-15


That type is what I was looking at. Rubber wheels? Do they flat spot over time?

Extremely hard rubber compound, I don’t expect they will change shape.
ndfrigi
Harbor Freight will do its job on my need. My 2 car garage fits 3 small cars. i just tucked in my 914 project in the corner by myself after doing some work on it.

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PanelBilly
I just sold a set of the HF ones locally for 25. Figured I’d never need them
Cairo94507
The bigger the wheel and the better the bearings the easier they are to roll around. I bought a set 12 years ago and upgraded to the large wheel package and I could roll my car around with 1 hand in my garage. I think I paid about $150 delivered. Gave them to my nephew who has a fleet of hot rods.
porsha916
I made four these for a few buck's with harbor freight dolly'sClick to view attachment
Unobtanium-inc
I prefer these ones, only because they have a side lip. There is nothing worse then hitting a bump or a transition and having the dolly go flying off the wheel. These hold it in.
David.laRuse
You get what you pay for, spend the $ and get a set of Go Jacks! You will be very happy you did, David la Ruse.
mepstein
QUOTE(David.laRuse @ Nov 25 2020, 05:32 PM) *

You get what you pay for, spend the $ and get a set of Go Jacks! You will be very happy you did, David la Ruse.

Depends on the use and budget. My friend has go-jacks because he needs to move his car on and off the dollies and moves the car often in a small garage. He loves them. The cheap ones work for me because they really just let me move a car into a corner for storage. Perfect for my needs.
Freezin 914
QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Nov 24 2020, 11:36 AM) *

I prefer these ones, only because they have a side lip. There is nothing worse then hitting a bump or a transition and having the dolly go flying off the wheel. These hold it in.


agree.gif I have 3 sets of these, have used them for many different projects, have never had a failure, and the curves help with flat spots after long term storage.
914043
QUOTE(porsha916 @ Nov 23 2020, 09:49 AM) *

I made four these for a few buck's with harbor freight dolly'sClick to view attachment
these work just as good as the more expensive metal ones. cost $7.99 each support 1000lbs per wheel and can still be used to move furniture with ease.
914forme
EzCarLift - Best Roll around stand I have. No tire flat spots, car is 24" in the air so you can store tubs under it, or work on the car over the long winters. Drop the stand feet it does not roll. Wheels are at least 6" casters all shafts and bearings have grease zeros, tw o wheels lock in a direction or go full 360, to wheels have brakes.

Some one says you get what you pay for. If you have the budget I will say that was my best garage / shop purchase ever.

Made in the USA

Great Product - as much as I recommend it, I should get a cut, sadly I do not.

Video showing the operations and everything. Moving a car is show 3:40 in.

It is EZ, I move my 914-6 by myself, don't need two people to do it.

Yes it is not cheap, but yes it is a great investment all around.

If only it could lift all my bigger stuff. Chevy Truck, X5M, and 7 series. I prefer this over my QuickJacks. If you look at the two the quality in the EZ is exceptionally better than that in the QuickJack. Heck the extension I made for my QuickJack are better quality than the quickJack. And I think QuickJack saw my design and copied it for their own extensions. dry.gif

Now if they would copy my wheel design for moving the about under the cars, they might be onto something.

When I move the Harbor Freight and Big Red Wheel rollers and the QuickJacks will be sold off, or scraped. The EZwill be with me for the rest of my car working life.
thomasotten
I second the EZ car lift rollers. I first purchased a set of tradional car dolly's. I went with a "ball bearing" one, having had a non ball bearing set. Not much better. Still difficult to move with only one person. Any little dirt causes the wheels to skid. I sold them and went with an EZ Car lift found used for $900. I purchased he casters. Rolls very easy. In fact, don't lean agains he car if he casers aren' locked. No solution isn't without pros and cons. A con of the EZ is he cost. Also, the castors seem to interfere slightly with 911's tires. Haven't tried lifting conversely on a 911 though.
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