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Anyone ever switch caster wheels on their nest?

The XL I just got is going to stay in the garage for the most part.  My medium is small enough to have a home near the front door on the landing.

My driveway is rocks.  When pulling the XL out it is a **** to get it to move far on the rocks.  Anyone have any tricks or possibly put on bigger caster wheels?
Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,218
    Try and build a plywood base with foam-filled pneumatic casters: 

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    They can be expensive, though(30+ per wheel). They're made to go over grass, dirt, and pebbles without loosing air. 
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    Yea I was looking at 10" version of those on amazon.. $25 per wheel.  To rich for my blood.
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    First, I sure hope you  have a "handler" on it. Second the cost is a lot less than turning over....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • They make an egg handler which ties the egg to the nest with an integral handle. They really help stabilize the unit for those with roaming eggs. Depending on how rough the drive is, you might want both bigger wheels and a handler. Anything but a tip over, right. That would be tragic and possibly dangerous.
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    This is true.  I have seen the handler but my dealer didn't have it.  It's on the list.
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    I have handlers on both my Larges and they stay on the porch. Good insurance....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • egretegret Posts: 4,018
    You mean like these?? :) :)

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,218
    Nice. Do you pull that behind your dune buggy?  ;)
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    I like that.  I bet cheaper than the plywood option too?  How well does it function?
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,018
    edited February 2013
    rtt121 said:
    I like that.  I bet cheaper than the plywood option too?  How well does it function?
    Actually, that's not mine........it was a photo some egger (forgot who!) posted a long time ago......he said it was a big help in getting through some pretty rough terrain, gravel and such.
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  • Is it gas or diesel?
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    Charcoal I'll bet
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    edited February 2013
    I found a couple options searching far back into the archives. 

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    Not sure if these eggheads are around to answer questions anymore. BobbyQ was mentioned in both of these posts so that setup might be his. 

    Good luck finding a solution..
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    Thanks that is pretty much exactly what I was thinking.

    Do you or anyone know if that is an older style nest with the platforms at the bottom (empty bolt hole) or are they just welded on?
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,192
    Take the picture to a local fab shop... I'm  sure they could make something like that pretty easily for you.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    Sure happy to help.

    I think it is the older style but you could call BGE and ask when they switched to the newer ones. If it was my $1000+ egg I would probably want to get them welded, for piece of mind if nothing else and take it to a fab shop like @hapster suggested. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,386
    I was just thinking about this the other day. We are going to be putting in a dry laid flagstone patio and was wondering about different wheels for a smooth "ride" over the stones. Trying to decide between a table vs ability for mobile egging anywhere on the patio.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Some really good ideas in this post.  I don't have to move my egg around, thank goodness!  But if i did, i would go for that four wheel pneumatic setup, with two of the wheels none turnable and two of them lockable.. I bought a used egg for my daughter and the castors were locked up, i bought the bigger castors and it made a big difference in the operation..
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  • You could cement a smooth pathway as well.  Just a thought.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 629
    edited February 2013
    Renter :-(

    @Smittythesmoker

    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
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