What a great idea. I have almost ruined my drip pan on my MES40 when trying to move around. Will purchase one this week.
Thanks for the great tip!
I just bought the cart today. It fits the MES 40 width perfectly.
One question - how did you fit the drip tray? The cart isn't quite deep enough for it. I managed to get one edge hooked in, but the tray definitely does not lay flat. I thought of two solutions - either cut the back edge of the shelf or raise the smoker up so the tray clears the lip. I'm not against cutting it, but I don't want to weaken the structural integrity.
I was somewhat dissapointed that I can't install the shelves upside-down - they can only be installed lip up, as far as I can tell.
(BTW - I know this is my first post, but I've done the e-course a while ago. I'll intro myself shortly.)
Most here use an AMNPS, but I'd also guess that you position the chip receiver so that the poles on the cart don't block it. On my cart, the MES can be full forward or full back and the chip receiver isn't blocked.
Great idea and a nice job. I wonder how well the cart will stand up to being outside during the summer. My smoker gets put away during the winter as I am not around to use it.
Rust prevention is always easier to deal with before it happens. A rattle can of primer then several coats of flat black Rustolum would go a long way towards preventing rust. I store my 30" outside under a good cover year round. With out the preventions rust would be accruing before the end of next winter.