Tortoise Transporter a/k/a LumpyKart

SWFLTortoise

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Hi everyone,

I could not find a good cart to move Lumpy, so I decided to make one. I thought I would share here.

Both ends open like a pickup tailgate. Wheels in the middle so you can tilt it like a roll off car transporter. I pull down on the push bar to tilt it and then slide Lumpy in.

Tires are flat free solid and good for 250lbs each. Capacity should be 900 lbs, but I doubt I'll ever need that capacity. It does double as a yard cart too.

I wanted to call it the LumpyMobile, but was overruled by my daughter who insists LumpyKart better.

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ascott

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Hi everyone,

I could not find a good cart to move Lumpy, so I decided to make one. I thought I would share here.

Both ends open like a pickup tailgate. Wheels in the middle so you can tilt it like a roll off car transporter. I pull down on the push bar to tilt it and then slide Lumpy in.

Tires are flat free solid and good for 250lbs each. Capacity should be 900 lbs, but I doubt I'll ever need that capacity. It does double as a yard cart too.

I wanted to call it the LumpyMobile, but was overruled by my daughter who insists LumpyKart better.

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I am with Lumply Kart as well...perhaps if you are going to move at "such high speeds" (LOL) you may want to use a cushion for the transport....lol and great job by the way :)
 

Yvonne G

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Thanks everyone! I like to build stuff. Plan to build an insulated home later this year before winter. He currently has a home (which he no longer uses), but it would be difficult to add insulation.
When one of my Manouria tortoises wouldn't go into the shelter at night I searched the web and found this:

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Russiantortylady

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Hi everyone,

I could not find a good cart to move Lumpy, so I decided to make one. I thought I would share here.

Both ends open like a pickup tailgate. Wheels in the middle so you can tilt it like a roll off car transporter. I pull down on the push bar to tilt it and then slide Lumpy in.

Tires are flat free solid and good for 250lbs each. Capacity should be 900 lbs, but I doubt I'll ever need that capacity. It does double as a yard cart too.

I wanted to call it the LumpyMobile, but was overruled by my daughter who insists LumpyKart better.

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OMG that is soo cool!
 

SWFLTortoise

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Bonita Springs, FL
I will have to fly you out to Cincinnati so you can teach me how to weld. lol
It's not difficult to learn, but takes a lot of practice to make nice looking welds. I started with a simple wire feed welder, which is like a MIG welder, but without gas. I'm not too good at making nice looking welds, but am able to make strong somewhat ugly welds.
 

Blackdog1714

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It's not difficult to learn, but takes a lot of practice to make nice looking welds. I started with a simple wire feed welder, which is like a MIG welder, but without gas. I'm not too good at making nice looking welds, but am able to make strong somewhat ugly welds.
Haha yep the key is making bacon in a pan! The sound it makes is how you know you got it! Awesome Cart
 

Russiantortylady

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Vermont
Hi everyone,

I could not find a good cart to move Lumpy, so I decided to make one. I thought I would share here.

Both ends open like a pickup tailgate. Wheels in the middle so you can tilt it like a roll off car transporter. I pull down on the push bar to tilt it and then slide Lumpy in.

Tires are flat free solid and good for 250lbs each. Capacity should be 900 lbs, but I doubt I'll ever need that capacity. It does double as a yard cart too.

I wanted to call it the LumpyMobile, but was overruled by my daughter who insists LumpyKart better.

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YOu could market those!!!!!!
 
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