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12-05-2003, 12:22 PM
Other than the size how did Randy's Big Wheel perform to say Kerrys Wheelasorus? Any difference in the actual "squeeze"?
12-05-2003, 02:02 PM
Hey, I said it once already :D I 'll say it again, Randy's big wheel is the best and smoothest e-wheel I have ever used. It is better than mine. :D
Kerry's is a very good e-wheel also, but the wide wheels make a E-wheel a much better tool. Randy's frame is as good as it gets coupled with the wide wheels and easy quick change capability of the yokes, it just doesn't get any better.
Joe and Dennis from CNC Solutions did a beautiful job trueing up the top wheel which they hard turned with diamond cutters. Its' smooooth. :D
12-05-2003, 03:31 PM
Can you elaborate on the quick change capabilities? I should of taken pictures. lol
12-05-2003, 06:14 PM
The top yoke changes out by removing one bolt. The original plan was to have the top 1" dia. axel removable but that part of the plan got lost somewhere. :D The bottom yoke mounts on a dovetail. If you can qiuickly change out the yokes you can then mount different height and width yokes and wheels, which allows you to turn up your creativity. :D
12-05-2003, 07:17 PM
Cool, I didn't even notice the dovetail. Anyone get pictures?
12-05-2003, 08:36 PM
I know that the top wheel is not solid, but has pressed in covers to dress up the sides (and I suppose eliminate one possible pinch potential).
What I'm wondering is how heavy is that top wheel and yoke assembly? Is removal/replacement a one-man job or is that a bit risky? (A rubber floor mat might be a good idea!)
12-05-2003, 08:41 PM
I'm quite sure Wray could lift the top wheel into position one handed, the rest of us get the lift! :mrgreen:
12-25-2003, 06:43 AM
hey Pete....50 or 60lbs. at least.....HEAVY! and Paul about Wray....maybe after his after-lunch nap! :wink: a man could easily bust a grape lifting that thing.....if Randy has to remove/replace that top wheel much he needs to make a BIG WHEEL attachment for his stainless hip machine!! what worries me most about that "mother of all wheels" is that there is only one 1/2" bolt holding the top yoke/ BIG WHEEL assembly on.(!) grade 5 even. alls i know is........when Randy goes for a nap on(in?) his Wheel-A-Lounger....he better get a second shot bag and turn around....you can do a lot better with a mashed foot than a mashed head! :shock: .................Merry Christmas!!!!...............later :D
12-25-2003, 07:07 AM
The set-up now on Randy's big wheel was just a temporary make do arrangement because that is all we had time for. :D
The upper yoke will be held on eventually with a large dovetail just like on the bottom yoke. The top wheel will be removable by just pulling the 1"dia. axle.
To change the top wheel you just have the bottom wheel kiss the top wheel which holds the weight and then you pull the the axle and roll the top wheel out towards you.
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