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Cart Modification for MES. Nice!

post #1 of 109
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I wanted to pass this on. I know I've seen a lot of posts on putting the MES on wheels so it is easier to move around. I just bought a new MES from Sams club and while I was there I noticed this cart. It was perfect for the MES not only to move it around but to get it off the ground so I can reach it better without having to bend down on my knees. The item number is 135623 and the link to the cart on the Sams site is
http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item_nbr=135623&landing=135623 The best things about the cart are that it is stainless steel, holds up to 500 pounds... and was only $59.00.

The cart comes with three shelves. After adjusting the MES where I wanted it, I had one shelf left over. I took this shelf and cut it in two. I made one side a little bigger than the other.

After grinding the sharp spots down, I took a piece of 2 X 4 and cut it to fit on the ends. I rounded off the corners and put a coat of stain on them. I attached them to the ends using some mirror holders I had that were made for 1/8th inch mirror. It fit the wire rack perfectly.

So for about 65 bucks including tax, I've got a great cart to haul the MES around on. Just thought I'd share this. I know there are a lot of you out there looking for something to set your MES on.
Keep it Shhhhhhhhhhmokin!
post #2 of 109
Nice post man. Thanks for the heads up.
post #3 of 109
Nice job Pig....thanks for the info.
post #4 of 109
Thats an awesome job you did! Thanks for the idea!wink.gif
post #5 of 109
Very cool PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 109
nice, looks like you have a real handy unit there!!! i see you have the new model with the window in door. thks for sharing!!!
post #7 of 109
Congrats on the new MES. You're mighty handy with the ideas and skills my friend, very nice work.
post #8 of 109
Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
post #9 of 109
That's an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing.
post #10 of 109
Great job PignIt. Thanks for heads up and for posting!
post #11 of 109
That is how do YOU say "scchhhweeeeeet!!!". LOL. I need to pick one of those up.
post #12 of 109
Thread Starter 
That was close.......

post #13 of 109
Every time I see something ike that, it makes me wish I had a garage or workshop. Nice job!
post #14 of 109
Outstanding jobPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 109
Points,,,,,Great idea!
post #16 of 109
Nice work Pignit
post #17 of 109
Well done, PignIt! very good idea.
post #18 of 109
Awesome job and idea PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #19 of 109
Very Nice score on the cart! $59 is cheap for SS cart, I've been looking for a cart solution and yours seems perfect. I sure hope my local Sams has it.

Your mod on the cart looks clean.

Your pics are from the left side, does the mod side rack interfere with the wood chip loading tube?

The Sams image isn't clear and the features don't mention, is there wheel locks?

Very - Very - NICE !!
post #20 of 109
Thread Starter 
If your local Sams doesn't have it you can order it from the website link I put on the beginning of the thread.

The racks don't interfere with the wood chute at all. If you were to set your second rack higher it could possibly. You would just need to make sure and adjust so that it doesn't. I adjusted mine so I could set and read the display and still have some room on the lower rack to put some things.

Two of the wheels have locks. I would suggest putting them to the front. Easy to get to when you get the smoker where you want it. Also works well when you are opening and closing the door.

One other thing I did after the pictures. I turned the smoker so that the larger shelf was on the left of the door. That puts the smaller shelf and handle to the right side of the smoker. Works much better for setting things down you need when the door is open.
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