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Tortoise Transporter a/k/a LumpyKart

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  1. SWFLTortoise

    SWFLTortoise Active Member

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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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    Adorable!
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    Nice!
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    I love it!
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    What an awesome thing you did! Love it!
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    Nice!
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    Lumpy seems to like it!
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    ascott Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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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 :)
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I love it! Nice job.
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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.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    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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    Either one looks almost perfect BUT they need
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    I will have to fly you out to Cincinnati so you can teach me how to weld. lol
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    What fun! great job
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    OMG that is soo cool!
  17. SWFLTortoise

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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.
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    Haha yep the key is making bacon in a pan! The sound it makes is how you know you got it! Awesome Cart
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    YOu could market those!!!!!!
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    That's awesome! I could use one.
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