Introduction: Easy Cart for Heavy Duty Transport (From Shopping Cart)
This instructable is for everyone that needs to transport heavy cargo, but doesn't have the proper equipment.
For me it's actually an addition to my 3-Way Sound System.
I needed something that could help me transport my soundsystem. I was looking for bicycle carts on the internet, but I only had a very low budget.
So I took a good look into my backyard, and there I found a easy solution to my problem. The main two ingredients are: a table and a shopping cart.
(The shopping cart is easily replaceable for any type of D.I.Y store wheels.)
Step 1: The Main Ingredient
You basically need two things:
-Set of wheels (I use the wheels of a shopping cart)
Step 2: The Wheels
When using wheels from a D.I.Y shop you can skip this step.
Dismantle the wheels of a shopping cart:
-take of the actual wheels (pic.1)
-take of the suspension (pic.1,2)
-take of the ring where the suspension was attached to. (pic. 3) This can be pretty tricky because the ring is welded to the arm of the cart. Use a grinding machine incl. some protection for your eyes.
Step 3: The Table
Take of the table-legs at the height of your choice. Remember the lower, the more stabel.
Step 4: Attach the Wheels to the Table
Start with attaching the ring to the table-leg. This is the weakest point of the construction. So make sure you really give this all you got.
Drill a hole in the wood to make a little room for the bold of the suspension. Make the hole just a little smaller than the actual bold is.
Use super glue and screws to attach the ring.
Repeat this on each table -leg.
Now attach the suspension with the original bold. Don't go to far with this, you might crack the wood.
Attach the wheels back on the suspension.
Step 5: Finish
So now it's finished, you can choose to add some extra's like a curly bold to pull the cart or a little ridge at the edges to prevent things from falling off.