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Author Topic: kiln carts and track  (Read 96 times)

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kiln carts and track
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:40:01 AM »
Planning to use a reefer box to sterilize lumber, and do not want to handle the boards by hand, so interested in what to use for wheels and tracks?  And how wide to build the cart, and getting it down to the front of the box, pulley and rope? New project for me. Have skidsteer, dry outside, can make some frames to hold boards to avoid multiple times handling boards.

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Re: kiln carts and track
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:48:05 PM »
  Did find some pics by Yellowhammer, his setup looks interesting.  Was hoping to find some old farm implement wheels would work, or casters running on an angle iron track.

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Re: kiln carts and track
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:17:05 PM »
Any kind of steel wheel would work.  If it's a flat wheel, then use channel for a track, or if you can find some grooved wheels, the angle iron will work well.  Main thing is easy rolling and weight capacity.  Get it level for the full 80 feet so you don't have a runaway train. 

Build the kiln carts from at least 4" channel, they will take the weight.  I didn't use a winch as the fully loaded carts will weigh more than the reefer, and if the winch is attached inside to the head end of the reefer, and hooked to the loaded apart, the reefer will move.  So the easiest thing to do is just pull it out with a tow strap and push it back in with the bumper of your four wheeler or skid steer. 

Definately build our use pallets or skids. 
I pushed this trainload of slabs in yesterday. 

I've got a long post on it in the archives. You may have already seen it. 


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