Knowing harbor freight, I'm sure the dollies don't have proper bearings on
them. I would spend the money to get the right tool for this particular
item. HF is great for one time use / disposable power tools and stuff like
that, but I wouldn't rely on them for anything that involves carrying alot
of weight around.
'53 BN1 '64 BJ8
On 11/18/05, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Healey Listers,
> I have to move my cars around my garage in the anticipation of getting a
> friend's Healey in to do bodywork on it.
> Does anybody out there use car dollies in their garage to move Healeys or
> sized car around? I just bought four car dollies from Harbor Freight. Each
> dolly has four cast iron wheels. Last night I placed my Cobra (same wieght
> my Healey) on all four and could not budge the car. I then placed the
> wheels on the ground and left the dollies under the rear. The car could
> be pushed but just barely.
> I was under the (false) impression that cars could be easily pushed around
> garage floor with these dollies. I was careful and made sure that all
> were in the same direction too. I was leaning on the car super hard and it
> took about 15 minutes to move it just 20 feet! Also, I may be fat, but I
> that I'm strong enough to move a car as I used to squat over 400 pounds.
> I wasn't expecting the old dry-ice puck from high school physics class but
> I was
> expecting it to move much more easily than it did. Obviously there is a
> more friction than with just the tires on the ground.
> Therefore, my questions are:
> 1.)Do I have some cheapo dollies and others work better?
> 2.) Should I disassemble the wheels and grease them to reduce friction?
> 3.) Should I just flood the floor with water and leave the garage door
> open this
> winter so that I could easily slide the cars around on ice?
> Randy Dickson
> Healey Archaeologist
> 63 BJ7
> 66 Cobra replica
> 02 Mini Cooper