Stair Climbing Dolly

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Hammerhands, May 22, 2019.

  1. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    My dad just got one of these for his birthday.

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?cat=2,44639&p=77362

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    It seems a little flimsy, but a heavy duty one could be useful.

    I know a drummer who was a mechanic that took one of those orange dollys that turns into a cart and welded a plate onto the axle. He had been using it weekly for 30 years.

    It should look more like this.

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  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    Clever.
     
  3. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    952
    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I could really have used one of these in my first six or seven years as a lawyer. If I had a new guitar for every time I spilled a cart full of documents on the courthouse steps...

    I run a paperless practice now, so all I bring to court is a laptop.

    My drums, on the other hand, are not digital. So I may need one of these carts after all.
     
  4. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    366
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    Mine has some kind of plastic (Nylon?) skids on the back. It lets me take a break halfway up a set of stairs.

    I bought it when I moved from a 2nd floor apartment to my house and let me tell you, I wouldn't move again without one. It's pretty heavy duty and has come in handy at least 100 times in the past 11 years.

    I had to replace a tire due to a puncture so I replaced both with airless tires. A wee bit heavier but they'll never go flat. Even more important, they won't blow up while trying to seat a tire on the rim....when you're holding the wheel on the bench about 2" in front of your zipper. Talk about ow...
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Looks like the metal or plastic bits would chew up stair treads easily. Best just to let the roadies deal with it.
     
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  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Yea, I've considered getting one of these for my amp but suspect that would ruin my stairs. They can't invent levitation fast enough!
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Star Trek's Transporters.
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Do they have one for spiral stair cases?
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Wonder how the " Stair Climbing Dolly " would work going down stairs
     
  10. Stairs have been the downfall of musicians for years. Some literally. It’s taken me 16 years to developed a device that gets my gear up and down my basement steps when needed. I came up with three solutions. Two are my sons, 16 and 14. They finally know how to pick up, and not bang my gear into the walls and doorways. That took a long time, but worth it. The other was installing French doors in my basement leading out o the lower yard. This allows me to get my gear to my stage with out steps. The doors were not cheap to purchase and install, but less expensive than two children big enough to lift my gear.

    On a separate note, stairs have maybe me consider things like fractal systems more and more.
     
  11. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    81
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Anyone tried a dumbwaiter LOL?
     
  12. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I own a bottled water distributorship and for many years I was carrying multiple 5 gallon bottles up and down stairs...could have used one of those!
     
  13. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    That would seem to be a good solution, but I have seen enough stairs to know that not all stairs are the same. It all depends on when they were built. I have a dolly that works pretty good on all stairs, and a RockNRoller that it great for hauling more gear at a time.
     
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