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car wheel dollies

what weight capacity wheel dollies are the best? im going to be using the on a 1971 Chevrolet c10 truck. but will be using them for other projects in the future. thanks

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I've been using the HF dollies for about 4 years now. Have two sets and I regularly have my '95 GMC Sierra and, right now, have my '02 Trans Am sitting on one set. Never had a problem with them.
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were did you get them? and are they 1500 pounds each or more? ive had some say 1500 want carry it that I need a minimum or 2000. I figure my truck weighs around 3500 ?
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Most pickup trucks weigh a lot more than 3500 lbs....I would go with the heaviest dollies you can find.
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amazon has 4 piece set which makes up 6000 pounds at a good price or summit has the 10,000 pound which might be over kill
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Harbor Freight. They have 1000lb capacity and 1500lb capacity. That's "each" dolly. 4 x 1000 = 4000lb total load. I have the 1000lb rated ones and have never had an issue with them. Cars and trucks sit on them all winter long...
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Don't waste your money on the current HF dollies. I have a pair I bought several years ago, and wanted to get another pair. All of the current wheel dollies that HF is selling have plastic wheels instead of the cast iron wheels the older set has. I am going to get my new pair from a local farm store that sells the cast iron wheel equipped set for the same price that HF wants for their plastic wheel set.
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As Poncho said, most full size late model gas powered pickups are pretty heavy and weigh in at a minimum of 5000#. Don't use the registration weight as that usually will not count anything below the springs. And weight - my diesel powered pickup - 8500+ pounds. Buy what you think will be the max load you will ever consider putting on them.
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the max load will proberly be whatever my 71 c10 weighs which I don't no yet. I rather go overkill then not enough. im really considering the 1500 each from amazon
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I have a set of 1500 lb dollies and they hold my Ford pick up fine, but when you try to push the front end, it's impossible without physically turning the casters to the direction you want to go. The rear, with way less weight is a lot easier, so don't forget the difference between front and rear. If I bought them again I would buy a heavier set, with presumably better casters that will swivel themselves.
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summit has the 10,000 pound for 200 I wonder is this over kill
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