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Small nest, big wheels... All Terrain Mod

Behold - The EggWagen...***Cue The A-Team theme***

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I have been tinkering around with the small Egg nest (some details in this thread) but really wanted bigger wheels. specifically pneumatic wheels to make it easier to move the small Egg around my stone patio.

This baby cruises around the patio easily, and will make it across the lawn as well. Bought the 8" wheels at Harbor Freight. It's rock-steady, and pulling it with the chain makes it relatively untippable. The wheels are fairly heavy, so its good that the Wagen is bottom-heavy, instead of top-heavy (vs. the stock nest). The Egg ends up being raised about 8"-10", so that works out well also.

Test drove it around the patio, and I like the way it moves!

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 537
    That's awesome. You need to make them remote controlled
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  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,272
    I guess there are locks on those wheels somewhere, otherwise Humpty goes for a dip!
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 605
    Nice job on the wheels. It does look sturdy.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    edited February 2013
    Man you work fast, I like it!

    I can only imagine all the stuff you will have by the time the pool party rolls around! :D
    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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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947
    @Steve: couldn't find pneumatic wheels with locks, so I'll use the same anti-swim apparatus that I use for the large - a wooden clothespin!

    @canegger - remote control... now there's an idea. I'll be right back...

    @six_egg: yep, it is very sturdy. and that's all I'm going to say otherwise I'm going to jinx something and crash the little guy.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    I would recommend some anti-intruder devices...alarm? 250v taser?
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    Keywords: Gator, Nashvegas, LBGE, Looftlighter, Thermapen in Racing Green (faster than the red one!), PSWOO2, Spider with CI, IQ120
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  • I thought the cart for the large was great, but considering the time this took and relatively minimal expense that's awesome!!!
    ^:)^
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,357
    edited February 2013

    Okay, now I'd like to see you add a remote control and let do some laps around the pool without getting it wet. LOL

    Good Job Cali.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 537
    Ok we all need to make carts for our eggs make them remote controlled and get together and race. I'm sure we could get better ratings then nascar. We just need a name.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947
    With a motor and remote control I could probably just drive this puppy to Salado!

    @flemster: the PanzerEggWagen mod is coming... but I like the tazer idea. 

    @Scottborasjr: I may hitch the two together to make an EggMobile.

    @canegger: I'm in. Monster Egg Rally?


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 537
    @caliking I like that I couldn't think of a name
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,292
    I'm excited about the PanzerEGGwagen!

    I'm all over this mod for my medium now, thanks.

    Your design greatly simplifies things.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,280
    love it, its like an erector set and an egg nest had a baby, and that baby is awesome.
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  • Maybe a hardware cloth shelf to hold some Eggear?
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  • I love the idea, I think I will make one myself, but omit the Egg nest all together and just create a nice cart. Thanks for the inspiration.



    "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,292
    I love the idea, I think I will make one myself, but omit the Egg nest all together and just create a nice cart. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Look a little to the left of his SBGE in his avatar to see the panzerEGGwagen. I want to do one of these or just the dune buggy nest prior to having a more permanent area to build a table.
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  • Much like those lawnmower races, I can see it now as the remote control motor option evolves, we will be having egg races. Different classes, with and without operators "aboard", coolers in tow....
    the possibilities are endless...
    Great solution to a common problem, it is easier and safer to move. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,233
    Awesome mod. We will be putting in a flagstone patio within the year so off road wheels my be in my eggs future too. Thank for idea!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947

    @rustypotts: I was thinking of making a shelf on the lower level of the nest. Can you expand on your idea? I don't know what hardware cloth is.

    @michigan_jason: The nest was included free with the egg, so I built around it. I didn't buy the nest for the large because I knew I was going to build a table at some point for that one. I wanted more of a free range option for the small.

     

    @Chubbs: The hard/solid casters don't move very well over flagstones, so the pneumatic wheels are definitely an improvement.

     


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,907
    Look what I found! If I didn't have the eggcarten I might do something like this. 
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    It is made by Select Outdoor Kitchens and is called the Roost
    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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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,447
    Looks like a drunk guy went crazy with an Erector Set!   :D

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947

    @Solson005: that is really cool. Some neat ideas for  tables using cabinet bases.

     

    @BOWHUNR: What gave it away that there were beers involved? ?


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,447
    edited February 2013

    caliking said:

     @BOWHUNR: What gave it away that there were beers involved? ?

    I just assumed that you, like me, do your best work when fueled by a six pack or more! :D

    Mike

    BTW, I think I'm gonna steal your idea.

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947
    LOL! @BOWHUNR - you're right about that! My best cooking though is fueled by scotch. Don't know why there is a difference...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • rustypottsrustypotts Posts: 265
    caliking said:

    @rustypotts: I was thinking of making a shelf on the lower level of the nest. Can you expand on your idea? I don't know what hardware cloth is.

    @michigan_jason: The nest was included free with the egg, so I built around it. I didn't buy the nest for the large because I knew I was going to build a table at some point for that one. I wanted more of a free range option for the small.

     

    @Chubbs: The hard/solid casters don't move very well over flagstones, so the pneumatic wheels are definitely an improvement.

    Actually I misspoke......My dad used to call expanded metal.."hardware cloth"

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  • rustypottsrustypotts Posts: 265
    caliking ......you can get a piece of expanded metal heavy enough to cover the whole base without the trim pieces that you see in the pic.  you can notch out the corners so it just fits tight in the corners.  You could cut off the ends of the bolts that are sticking up.  I think you could make it fit without too much trouble.  the beauty of this is that the shelf would not hold water.  You could just spray it black with Rustoleum.  There is probably no reason to to try to find stainless.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947
    edited March 2013
    Got it. Had not thought of expando, even though I've used it before.

    For now, I just placed a board there that happened to fit. But the expando would not hold water, so that is a plus.

    Thanks!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,826
    Caliking thanks for the great idea. I registered late to cook at Georgia mountain eggfest so I have to bring my own egg and just bought a nest last week. I put the 8" solid wheels with brakes on it this morning and its pretty cool. Pretty sure I am goons get mates now and get rid of the table. Its so stable it would be hard to tip it.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,947
    Yep, its steady as a rock. Glad it worked for you. The pneumatics didn't have brakes, which I would have liked to have.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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