View Full Version : Tool Box Cart Ideas
06-05-2010, 10:32 PM
Well to make a long story short, I am a millwright and am required to bring my own tools to the job site. Since I have to pretty much prepare for anything I have 2 large boxes that I lug around. I have a simple moving cart that I use but I want something different. What exactly? I don't know thats why I'm here.
Just wondering if anyone has anything like that. Post some pics of your cart.
06-06-2010, 06:55 AM
Here's a picture of my toolbox. Self-propelled even.
06-06-2010, 08:57 AM
Are you working in a plant as a company millwright or traveling site to site? What kind of obstacles and terrain do you have to cover? What type of jobs are you expecting to get into?
I work as a millwright/mechanic for a chemical plant now. I see guys go on a small job or repair call with enough tools to rebuild a Boeing jet. Kinda like Jiffy Lube mechanic syndrome. I've always preferred to travel light as possible (a.k.a. lazy). Take only what you need and tools that will serve multiple functions.
If your going to be at a job location for some time with varied work, I liked having a large cart with work surface and often a vice and/or pipe vice. Usually they were built quite heavy and had provisions for being moved by crane and fork lifts. Top should be heavy enough to stand abuse and welding. Casters as large and heavy duty as possible.....sometimes crane operators aren't too gentle with their landings. Either locking casters or some type of landing gear to keep it in place when used as a bench. All 4 casters should swivel to get down weird shaped aisles and spaces.
It's been a while since I was traveling so I'm used to working out of a shop and a regular cabinet/chest for the shop and a tool bag for out in the plant serves me well. One thing you'll never see me without in the plant is a pair of channelocks hanging out my pants pocket.
Hope it helps you some.
06-06-2010, 10:30 PM
I work in all sorts of places. Sometimes I have nice paved roads and surfaces for moving things around. Other times its gravel and muddy new construction sites. I like to travel with quite a bit because I have found it can be a pain to haul a ton of crap around but if you don't bring that wrench or socket your quick 10 minute job becomes 3 hours. I've done it enough times.
07-29-2010, 01:47 PM
sounds to me like you need a well equiped service truck? I know thats not what your lookin for so here goes! I dont know what type of budget your lookin at but a smaller version of a Pit kart like whats used for racecars would be ideal most of them have disc brakes so they wont roll away on you or maybe you could fab an all terrain pull behind wagon and then mount a tool box on it?