Wheels for my Mack build?

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Wheels for my Mack build?

Post by dhafling » June 23rd, 2020, 2:23 pm

I am planning on building a Mack, without the warming cabinet to be my home smoker. So this will not be trailer mounted. What wheels do you recommend?

I do plan on loading this onto a trailer to take for competitions as well from time to time.



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Re: Wheels for my Mack build?

Post by McBroom » June 23rd, 2020, 2:42 pm

Some super heavy duty ones. Tractor Supply has some that are all steel and have spring shocks on them. Those are plenty heavy enough. Image

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Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 2:50 pm

Are you going to have it in the grass?


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Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pm

These babies roll smooth across my yard.

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Post by towtruck » June 23rd, 2020, 3:05 pm

Bigger diameter works better for everything. I stay away from pneumatic tires as they are hard to maintain over the years and will go flat.



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Post by McBroom » June 23rd, 2020, 3:40 pm

towtruck wrote:Bigger diameter works better for everything. I stay away from pneumatic tires as they are hard to maintain over the years and will go flat.
X2 on that. If theyre not rolling regularly they dryrot fast. Nex thang ya know is its time to replace them so they can rot too

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Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 4:13 pm

Those above are solid. Not pneumatic


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Re: Wheels for my Mack build?

Post by dhafling » June 23rd, 2020, 5:51 pm

Don’t necessarily plan on rolling in grass, but will need it to roll easily. Will the all steel wheels roll easily?



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Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 7:44 pm

Or you can build your own:
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Post by Dirtytires » June 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm

I agree that pneumatic wheels require too much maintenance tho they are great for lawn/dirt. I do like the durability of a solid steel wheel but it has drawbacks as well. I have had issues with some cutting into tile patios (wife. It happy!) and they seem to come to an abrupt stop every time they hit even the smallest debris or imperfection.

My current smoker is fitted with a steel wheel that has a thin band of hard rubber in it. The rubber allows it to roll more easily over small rocks and Debris on the patio and it does not mark the tile, cement pad or my textured shop floor. It has a needle bearing in the hub and has held up nicely for me as they are almost 4 years old at this point. They are 2” wide and 6” diameter and rated for way more than I need for my 1200lb pit.

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Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 7:55 pm

I’ve used these as well. I like the hard rubber outer edge on my concrete slab. Rolls very smooth. 700# per corner should cover you to 2000#+.

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Re: Wheels for my Mack build?

Post by dacolson » June 23rd, 2020, 10:38 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm
... My current smoker is fitted with a steel wheel that has a thin band of hard rubber in it. The rubber allows it to roll more easily over small rocks and Debris on the patio and it does not mark the tile, cement pad or my textured shop floor. It has a needle bearing in the hub and has held up nicely for me as they are almost 4 years old at this point. They are 2” wide and 6” diameter and rated for way more than I need for my 1200lb pit.


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Those look solid. You remember where you got them?


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Post by McBroom » June 23rd, 2020, 10:40 pm

dhafling wrote:Don’t necessarily plan on rolling in grass, but will need it to roll easily. Will the all steel wheels roll easily?
Yes they will

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Re: Wheels for my Mack build?

Post by mp4 » June 24th, 2020, 5:52 am


dacolson wrote:
Dirtytires wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 7:54 pm

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Those look solid. You remember where you got them?
They sell them at Menards in my neighborhood.



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