Heavy Duty Welder Cart

"I have been welding for many years and have had a Lincoln welder of some type in my shop. I have built many BBQ pits and utility trailers with my AC/DC stick machine, but have recently purchased the Lincoln Power MIG® 180T (current model is SP-180T).

"I searched the internet and countless welding supply stores for a heavy duty all terrain welding cart but didn't find the right one. So, using the ideas I had in my head and some notes I jotted down on scratch paper, I got started building a custom cart.

"I used .030 diameter MIG wire and Argon/CO2 shielding gas mix in my Power MIG® 180T for welding. The bottom platform is 12 inches x 36 inches. I used 1/4 inch steel plate for the platform and 1 inch square tubing for the side rails. The bottle rack portion is 30 inches tall with the same 1 inch square tubing topped out with 2 inch angle iron. The bottle rack is specifically built to fit my 125 cubic foot bottle. The welder platform has the same 1/4 inch plate framed out with 1 inch angle iron.

"The rear axel is 5/8 inch solid round, 30 inches wide for stability. The front is 1 inch square tubing with 1/4 inch hangers to accommodate the wheels and joints for the steering mechanism. I used 10 inch diameter solid rubber wheels to avoid any flats.

"The cord hangers are all 3/8 inch solid square steel. I applied a truck bed type liner to the welder platform and the bottom platform. This will prevent movement of the welder and provide abrasion resistance to the bottle rack area and tool platform.

"The best part of the whole project was the design and fabrication as you go. It made for an interesting and fulfilling project."




*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.