How to do the Rec Tec wheel mod

thedonkeystopped

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The 'new' legs on the 700 flare out a bit to give it a little wider stance. Buddy of mine just got his and sent me this:
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Assembled it looks like this

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I'm assuming they didn't change the small casters, but...

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The big wheels attach differently. From what I can tell, there's probably a threaded hole there, not a 'pass the bolt through' setup like before. So our parts list / how-to might need to be updated.
Yes. There’s a reinforcing tube welded in and it’s threaded. Brainstorming now...588589
 

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Without giving it very much thought (there might be a more elegant solution) probably a sleeve arrangement would be the easiest to get to the typical 5/8" dimension.
 

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Without giving it very much thought (there might be a more elegant solution) probably a sleeve arrangement would be the easiest to get to the typical 5/8" dimension.
That's what I was thinking. I have the 5/8" 304 axle, I just need it drilled for the O.D. of the current axle, if I'm fancy add the step for reinforcement, then use a locking sleeve like in the earlier method.

I haven't had any time except to burn it in, I haven't even looked to see if the swivel legs are threaded M12. It was a real bear getting it through my grass so I'm definitely motivated to find a solution.
 

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Anyone know if the 700 with the new legs will need this too?
From what I have read ....the new leg design is alot more stable so I would think that the mod for that purpose might not be necessary. Some do the mod for the bigger wheels so the grill grates are up a little higher YMMV.
 

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Mine is in transit now and I almost bought the wheels and other items from the OP but held off. Glad I saw this post! I am NOT an engineer so hopefully one of you wizards will come up with a quick solution to get the bigger wheels to work. Is the issue that the existing receptacle for the wheel is too small for a bigger wheel? Sorry in advance I am newbie to the whole mod thing!
 

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I would recommend not getting the Libra tires. Mine have flat spots already. Literally sat for maybe a week... I'm going to contact them and see if they'll anything about it. I happened to be given a used comp cart so I'll switch to that eventually and probably sell the casters. I love the look of the red rims and red caster wheels... But I really don't want flat spots!

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I would recommend not getting the Libra tires. Mine have flat spots already. Literally sat for maybe a week... I'm going to contact them and see if they'll anything about it. I happened to be given a used comp cart so I'll switch to that eventually and probably sell the casters. I love the look of the red rims and red caster wheels... But I really don't want flat spots!

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That really stinks man and surprising they did that considering each is rated to support basically the weight of the entire grill on their own.
 

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It's possible, I do store it in my garage which gets max of 85F. It's been pretty warm here in Chicago.
I have reached out to the company I purchased them from and they are asking all kinds of questions... lets see where this leads.
 
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Small update... they basically stated these wheels are not supposed to be used this manner. "'
I really do apologize about your wheels going flat but these wheels are meant for a dolly or anything that isn't going to hold a lot of weight and stay in the same spot for extended amounts of time""
 

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Small update... they basically stated these wheels are not supposed to be used this manner. "'
I really do apologize about your wheels going flat but these wheels are meant for a dolly or anything that isn't going to hold a lot of weight and stay in the same spot for extended amounts of time""
Then I would think that they should say that somewhere in the description. "Not For Just Sitting In One Spot"
Does anybody else think that is strange or is that just me?
 

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If those are the wheels without tubes that are claimed to "never go flat" they (some anyway) are notorious for having trouble staying round. Go read a number of reviews on wheel barrows with them...……….many cranky people.
 

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