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MAK Two-Star General, larger Casters, current model

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    MAK Two-Star General, larger Casters, current model


    What are your thoughts of the stock 3 inch casters that come on MAK Grills? I read some posts on a MAK Facebook page of people that have replaced the stock casters with 5 inch and in one case even larger.

    I have 3 inch casters on my LYNX Propane Grill and moving the grill around on my stamped concrete patio can be done but it isn't ideal

    I am having a shed built and want to roll my Two-Star across the patio, over 15 yards of lawn and up a small ramp for occasional storage in the shed.

    Curious if anyone has changed their casters and if is worth the trouble.

    I've found two sources that I'm confident will work.

    https://www.sescasters.com/product/cs37b05sg0x-rpfggdx/

    Still identifying the appropriate model with the below company.

    www.casterconnection.com

    Thanks

    #2
    Personally, if it's for a one time movement per year just chuck some cardboard or plywood down

    As to casters I dunno. A few folks on the MAK FB have posted part numbers in the past.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ItsAllGoneToTheDogs View Post
      Personally, if it's for a one time movement per year just chuck some cardboard or plywood down

      As to casters I dunno. A few folks on the MAK FB have posted part numbers in the past.
      I would want to store on a regular basis, not once a year. And yes, I saw those Facebook posts and seems both part numbers are no longer valid but the first link is to the correct part per the supplier. It would need a mounting bolt added.

      Thanks

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        #4
        Those casters still seem narrow for going across a yard to me. I'd probably want something more like what Grilla put on their AT cart. These probably wouldn't work for the MAK, but should serve for the idea: https://store.grillagrills.com/produ...lla-pro-wheels

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          #5
          I just paced off how far I need to roll over the lawn and it is closer to 10 yards. I am an obsessive lawn guy and rolling over it is more like rolling over a firm golf fairway. I have a pure Fine Fescue lawn on firm sandy soil cut at 3/4 inch that would allow me to roll over even when damp. It may even be easier to roll over than the stamped concrete.

          The second link I posted is the supplier MAK recommended and I am still waiting to confirm the correct model. They have larger options but I think 5 inch would be about right and wouldn't change the appearance of the MAK much. I'm not getting my MAK for a few weeks and while it might make sense to try out the standard casters first it would be a lot easier to replace the casters before assembling the grill.

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          • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
            ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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            For what it's worth, the caster bolt holes are almost as accessible once assembled so with a 2x4 or similar block to support while swapping wheels wouldn't be overly difficult. Hope you find the wheels you need with minimal frustration though I am surprised MAK doesn't offer an "offroad" kit considering a few BBQ comp teams are using MAKs.

          #6
          Awesome backyard.

          Rob

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            #7
            The first 5" casters Caster Connection sent me didn't have the brakes I ordered and came with orange wheels. They quickly corrected the misunderstanding and I received the ones I expected today and they are very high quality. Click image for larger version

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            • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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              those looks much better, hope they serve your needs and then some.

            #8
            I needed to remove the back to install them and a slightly shorter stem would have made it easier to work a socket but other than being a tight space to work in, very easy. It would have been easier if the casters had arrived before the grill as I hoped. Click image for larger version

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            • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
              ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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              They look great on the grill, I notice your grease tray is missing the handle? Was that by choice or was there an oops in shipping?

            • Midway
              Midway commented
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              ItsAllGoneToTheDogs I must have missed the grease tray handle installation in the manual. I have it but had assumed it was for my backordered door. I'll go put it on. Thanks.

            • Dan Deter
              Dan Deter commented
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              A few years back my kid gave me a set of pass through sockets for those things that are too long for a regular socket to work with. One of the best gifts I've gotten!

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