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    I am planning to build a cart that holds my new dynasty 200 dx and my hobart 135 (mig). my question is, which should i put on top? i am not sure on the weight comparison, but i would assume that they are pretty close.

    i imagine that i will be using the tig more often because i will need the practice and because i need the practice. quality and appearance is more important to me than speed. it seems that it would be easier to change the wire if the mig was on top though.
    -SPiNNeR-

    Hobart 135
    Oxy-Acet w/ Victor torch
    Dynasty 200 DX

  • #2
    I don't know what your space limitations are but building a cart where you could have them side by side would be pretty cool. Just place your little mig on the side where you can open its door for wire changes and put the Dynasty on the other (then you could make cable hangers for both sides).
    You would also probably want to have the capacity for carrying two bottles.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum. Post pics when you finish.
    Dynasty 350DX
    Dynasty 200DX TigRunner
    MM 350P
    MM Passport Plus
    Spectrum 375 Extreme
    08' Trailblazer 302

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    • #3
      Good advice by Kevin. Just seems that the "bottom shelf" catch's all the dirt, dust, grindings, stuff dropping down on it. Get the picture??? Let us know what you decide.....
      Wheat Stalker

      Millermatic 210
      Dynasty 200DX
      Fisher CZ-5...CZ-3D..
      Trek 5500
      1966 Amphicar

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wheat
        Good advice by Kevin. Just seems that the "bottom shelf" catch's all the dirt, dust, grindings, stuff dropping down on it. Get the picture??? Let us know what you decide.....
        Just make the bottom shelf from #9 flat expanded metal like I did, then the stuff falls on the floor to be swept up with no problem. That side-by-side thing soulds like a good idea, right now my Maxstar is kept in the case. I may have a look at modifying my HH140 cart to make that work, when I built it I made space for two tanks.
        Regards, George

        Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
        Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
        Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

        Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
        Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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        • #5
          I too have used flattened expanded metal set into the framework of angle iron. It is not pricy either. If your space is very limited I think I would opt for the stacked style with the machine I plan to use the most on top. Or design in such a way that you could put either machine in either location.

          Regardless of your design plans I would also try to find some large good quality wheels and/or casters, as the small little wheels are hard to roll and are cumbersome with a rough or debris littered floor.

          Good luck, post some picks.

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          • #6
            From you're other post you mentioned posibly useing 40 cf bottles.They might fit nicely in the bottom shelf if you use the side by side idea.Even though you might have a larger shop bottle it might be a nice spot to store the small ones.
            To all who contribute to this board.
            My sincere thanks , Pete.

            Pureox OA
            Westinghouse 300 amp AC stick
            Miller Syncrowave 250
            Hexacon 250 watt solder iron

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            • #7
              Another advantage to mounting the welders side by side is that it would leave the bottom shelf open for a cooler if you decide to get one later on.
              To all who contribute to this board.
              My sincere thanks , Pete.

              Pureox OA
              Westinghouse 300 amp AC stick
              Miller Syncrowave 250
              Hexacon 250 watt solder iron

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              • #8
                This is what I did with all my smaller machines. Maxstar uptop, hh135 in the middle and plasma on the bottom. I offset the machines so that I can put some hooks for all the leads and cords and they will be inside the cart. It holds two 80cf tanks. I still need to make hooks,add shelf to top and paint. But you get the idea.
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                MM 210 w/Spoolgun
                Cutmaster 38

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                • #9
                  Here is what I did but with a different setup. I could not put the two feeders side by side. The door opened on the same side.
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                  • #10
                    cart

                    i don't think that i have enough room for the piees side by side. i like dorn's cart, i was planing on doing something like that. i wasn't planning on using expaded metal though, i was just going to bolt the welders to cross-members. i definately was going to make enough room for the bottles side by side though. my argon/CO2 holy has an outside diameter of like 6 or 7 in. i would imagine that the straight argon would as well.

                    i was going to use 1x1.5 in. .065 square tubing, but the shop was out when i thought i was going to build it, so i got 1x2 in. .065. i ws going to build it so that the long side was verticle.
                    -SPiNNeR-

                    Hobart 135
                    Oxy-Acet w/ Victor torch
                    Dynasty 200 DX

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                    • #11
                      I put my tig machine on the bottom because it is pretty heavy. Keeps the c.g. low so it is more stable when moving it around.

                      Kelly

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                      • #12
                        I have mine set up with the Dynasty on top, then the water cooler and then the MIG on the bottom with both bottles out back.

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                        • #13
                          i just picked up my dynasty and will be making a cart for my welder one on top of the other and to tanks out back....I found this on one of the sites i surf and im gonna model my cart after this.
                          Attached Files
                          Lincoln SP170T
                          ESAB 875 Plasma
                          Smith oxy set
                          Dynasty 200DX
                          pulsed mig is next...

                          Long Island Cummins Ram Owners Club

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                          • #14
                            heres pics of the cart i made for my Syncrowave 180. the botton is out of 1.5x1.5x.125 angle. the vertical pieces and stuff around the shelves are .75x.75 angle. the base has nuts welded into the metal so the vertical pieces bolt to the base so the machine can be removed. i also have a cart for my mig welder so i dont have to haul around a heavy cart. if i need to i can put my mig on the top shelf

                            http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...10_53_full.jpg
                            http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...10_54_full.jpg

                            i apologize if this is not how i should post pics. if this causes a problem please just let me know or someone can change them for me

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                            • #15
                              i apologize if this is not how i should post pics. if this causes a problem please just let me know or someone can change them for me



                              Nothing wrong with how you posted pictures.
                              Nice cart.

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