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    Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    I have a new park opening right outside my door. I want some sort of push cart for ULF that is easy to push, stable when parked, can handle 8X10 to 14X17 and looks interesting...

    Like a food cart, or one of those camera carts in many countries except USA...

    Store bought is fine, but I can't think of a good product. Those tiny wheeled shop carts are not good enough. Maybe a 3 wheeled bicycle with room on the back. Maybe a sidecar bicycle. Maybe tow it behind a bicycle. Convert my wheelchair...


    I would prefer to have the camera ready to use right on the cart, no tripod. Maybe carry one adjustable stool for a sitter and I would not need to change height of the camera.

    Nothing motorized, a box underneath for DDS's and rain gear. An umbrella for shade, couple flat panel reflectors.

    Any napkin designs welcome. Here's the target, 20 feet away. http://the606.org/

    I have 75 days.

    Found this on http://stores.ebay.com/customwagonwh...p2047675.l2563
    Last edited by Randy Moe; 9-Mar-2015 at 18:55. Reason: eBay traditional carts

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    If it's like the parks around here, a grocery store cart would fit in nicely.
    These look nice but pricey... www.uniquevendingcarts.com
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Might something like this work? http://www.mcmaster.com/#cycles/=w8q6rf

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Yes, but in Chicago, most shopping carts not in stores are stolen by thieves, used by homeless or abused by philanthropists.

    Last weekend was CHIditarod, which is a charity event by drunks for the poor, loosely based on the Iditarod.

    I prefer not to do any of the above.

    Here are some samples of those carts. http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/03/chiditarod-2011/

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman View Post
    Might something like this work? http://www.mcmaster.com/#cycles/=w8q6rf
    Yes, those are nice, very heavy, best used in factories. I had a Schwinn 3 wheel Town And Country, but I sold it years ago.

    Here's my first wife using it.

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    I'm thinking something I can make of wood and bicycle wheels cheaply.

    If you look like a food cart you get hassled by cops for a license and gang bangers rob you, so say my ice cream cart guy.

    Tough crowd here.

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    baby jogger

    use the back two wheels only

    use a solid leg for the front so when you stop..it will be steady

    just tip it back a bit, and push it to where you like

    I built something like that for 5x7 using a golf pull cart..but a baby jogger for the base would handle a bigger camera

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Baby jog stroller...
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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Here's my first wife using it....
    Which one's your wife?.... Just kidding, Randy! That thing looks like Krampus hitching a ride...

    Maybe a pony cart? Then you need a stable, of course, and in Chicago! Seriously, how far do you really need to transport your rig?

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    Re: Seeking ULF Portrait Push Cart Ideas-Designs

    I'll third the baby jogger stroller. I picked one up used for $50 and had a friend weld a few large washers to it to use as attachment points for bungee cords. I built a box to hold an 11x14 B&J camera and strap it to the frame. The wheels come off and the entire thing folds up fairly easily for transport in a vehicle.

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