A DIY Portable Generator Cart adds wheels to your portable generator for free. This is from a GardenFork viewer, Edward, who embraces the GF ethic of 'use what you got' perfectly.
"At first glance, this might not look like much, but seeing how I looked for a wheel kit for a generator and saw
that they cost around $40 to $60, I decided to come up with my own inexpensive solution.
I remove the engine from an old mower. I only leave the lower section of the handle connected to the mower
frame (a great place to leave your extension cord). Using two tie-down ratchet straps the generator is secured to the
mower frame. Doing this, I can remove the generator easily in case I need to put it in the trunk of my car. I am planning
on adding a ply wood deck on the mower or a box style base that I can use for other projects.
This setup is extremely stable and makes moving the generator a breeze. It also keeps the generator higher off
the ground away from water and snow."
I think this is brilliant. My portable generator has air filled tires, which makes it easy to move around rough frozen ground, but if you have a flat place, or are just rolling the portable generator out of the garage into the driveway, this is the way to go. Save some money on the generator wheel kit.
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