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Michael Lester

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 23 Feb 2020 2:37 pm    
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These little castors look like they would work on a steel case. Roughly 2" - claimed 55lbs load - plastic

Anyone tried them -- very inexpensive.


https://www.pennelcomonline.com/en/Penn-Elcom-50mm--2-Fixed-Castor-A5250/m-9129.aspx
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Clark Doughty


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KANSAS
Post  Posted 23 Feb 2020 3:52 pm     Casewheels
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I HAD SOME ON A COUPLE CASES AND THEY WORKED GREAT. WHEN I TRIED TO GET SOME MORE FROM WHERE I HAD PURCHASED THEM BEFORE THEY TOLD ME THEY WEREN'T BEING MADE ANYMORE. BELIEVE I'LL TRY SOME....THANKS FOR THE POST....CLARK
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Wesley Medlen

 

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Post  Posted 23 Feb 2020 4:03 pm    
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I had a set on my SD10 I got them from Fred Justice he installed them @ Baxter Springs they worked very well my guitar weighed 60 lbs. in case. Wes
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 1:18 am    
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Awesome!.
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Roy Carroll


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Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 5:32 am    
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I used them for years until I found these.
https://www.pennelcomonline.com/en/Penn-Elcom-75mm295-Universally-Sided-Out-Rigger-Heavy-Duty-Corner-Castor-W8375/m-9041.aspx
Way better solution.
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Michael Lester

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 9:16 am     Road Case wheels -
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Thanks Roy...these do look a lot more stout. Any chance you could post a photo of them on your case so I could understand how they're installed?
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Michael Lester

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 9:19 am     Road Case Wheels
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BTW - I started to order a set of the smaller wheels and a surface mounted spring loaded handle - until I got to the Shipping - shipping was almost half the cost of the hardware itself.

...going to keep looking a bit more...
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Randy Beavers


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Lebanon,TN 37090
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 12:28 pm    
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These have made my life easier especially fly dates. I use the industrial Velcro to attach them. Up or over curbs and such. I’ve never had one come off. When checking it at the airport I twist them off and put them in my carry on.

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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 2:54 pm    
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Is this 10# grade tough enough for attaching and removing the wheels to case Randy? Is this what players use on stomp boxes? Thanks.

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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 2:55 pm    
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Now thats a clever idea Randy .... I've had two sets of wheels ripped off my SKB flying case by airport Gorilla's... might have to try your idea out!
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Randy Beavers


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Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 3:13 pm    
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Hey Jerry, yes that’s the one. I got a roll of it and it was the right width. The way the case sits in that 90 degree angle it would be next to impossible to get it off while you’re rolling it. When I first put it on I pulled my case with guitar in it to the mailbox and back which is about 100 yards or so. It’s also gravel. 🤠 I figured if it didn’t come off there I was good to go. I put a spring retractable handle on the other end.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 3:53 pm    
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Thanks Randy. I've had a pair of these type wheels for a while but didn't want to rivet them on the case. This seems like a great solution for me. And I can pull them off when I get there. Terrific!
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Larry Bressington


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The beautiful sunsets of Nebraska
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2020 7:02 pm    
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Great idea Randy, along with Paddy I’ve had plenty of airport gorillas go to work on gear. It really sucks when you watch papa bear throw it like a rag doll, and your in the seat cringing! Lol
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Al Evans


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Post  Posted 25 Feb 2020 6:12 am    
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I'm not Roy, but these look the same, only black. And cost a good deal more, because I got them from a New York theatrical supply house.




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Alex Stewart


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California, USA
Post  Posted 25 Feb 2020 7:09 pm    
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Randy Beavers wrote:
These have made my life easier especially fly dates. I use the industrial Velcro to attach them. Up or over curbs and such. I’ve never had one come off. When checking it at the airport I twist them off and put them in my carry on.


Randy, can you post a link to these wheels? Thanks...
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 27 Feb 2020 1:29 am    
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Michael,My wheels showed up yesterday,They look pretty awesome,I realized that I will also need to add another handle on the opposite end so I ordered one ,Next week I'm taking my Desert Rose case to Jon Light's and he will make it all work,I'm more of a breaker.Thanks for the link.
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 5 Mar 2020 4:14 pm    
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Jon Light installed those wheels, and a handle...looks great!!
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Michael Lester

 

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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 6 Mar 2020 9:12 am     Road Case Wheels - Update
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Less elegant than the 'corner' wheels but they work fine.

Less than $20 on Amazon - delivered free.

The wheels are food service cart soft rubber - $4.38 ea

The spring loaded handle -$7.99

Took 10 minutes to install with 1/2" screws.

Thanks for all the comments
(Dang phone photos are upside down)

Wheels -- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PX91HGY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Handle --
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081C7B9WB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1






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Dave Hepworth

 

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West Yorkshire, UK
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 8:48 am    
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Hi all
Just ordered some of these black plastic corner castors
They are made here in UK.However as you say delivery charge is extortionate.They will be here tomorrow Tuesday.I also ordered a spring handle too.
I will be permanently mounting them on my Mullen case.
What size screws would you need for the wood ... especially the bottom .
Regards Dave
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Joe Naylor


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Avondale, Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 11:09 am     Yes they work
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I have installed several like Randy Beaver shows. I buy them from Reliable Hardware, No. Hollywood, CA. They give great service.

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 11:44 am    
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Worth noting -- standing, Stu's case felt a bit tippy with the wheels. A careless hip check would be a drag. Don't know if the weight of a steel in it would make it ok -- the steel is not here so I couldn't say.
So I put bumper/feet on it. Much better.



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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 12:31 pm    
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Jon, which end of the guitar is on the wheels? Changer or keyhead end? I find the changer end is heavier.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 12:40 pm    
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Yep--changer end down. It might be stable with the weight of a guitar in there but without, it leans, pretty close to the tipping point. I would not be at all comfortable wheeling in, leaving it standing and walking away, waiting for a bar patron to brush against it as he heads to the can. The bumpers make the difference. Same as Al Evans displays above.
Even without the wheels, I don't leaving a case standing up in the middle of a room but this is just a matter of making it more stable.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 12:44 pm    
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I thought folks interested in doing this might want to know which end is best for the wheels. Thanks for the heads up concerning the bumpers also.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2020 12:50 pm    
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Not being positive which end was best (although wheels on the changer end just....feels right....), I was fortunate to have the wheeled, handled case that Bill Rudolph shipped my new Williams in and that answered my question. Handle at the headstock, wheels at the changer.
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