Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

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Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by iDetect » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:14 am

Hi Guys,

Having mention in another thread that I have put some wheels on my Evolution Scoop I have been asked for photo's. Rather than hiJack the original thread I thought it best to start a new one with the pictures in.

The reason behind the wheels idea is that after 6hrs carrying the 1.8kg scoop I found it was starting to get very heavy. Dragging it was not an option as it fills with sand and stops you in your tracks. Once I add the Evolution Stainless Steel Handle it will weigh 3kg so I needed a solution.

I am waiting for the Stainless Steel Handles so the scoop is only shown with a wooden handle but that makes no difference to the wheels or where they are fitted.

This is my prototype of an idea and as yet has not been tested on the sand so make of it what you will :-)

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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by Denis s » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:18 am

iDetect wrote:Hi Guys,

Having mention in another thread that I have put some wheels on my Evolution Scoop I have been asked for photo's. Rather than hiJack the original thread I thought it best to start a new one with the pictures in.

The reason behind the wheels idea is that after 6hrs carrying the 1.8kg scoop I found it was starting to get very heavy. Dragging it was not an option as it fills with sand and stops you in your tracks. Once I add the Evolution Stainless Steel Handle it will weigh 3kg so I needed a solution.

I am waiting for the Stainless Steel Handles so the scoop is only shown with a wooden handle but that makes no difference to the wheels or where they are fitted.

This is my prototype of an idea and as yet has not been tested on the sand so make of it
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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by ronleake » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:26 am

I think you should fit caterpillar tracks, a VW engine and a JCB arm. To complete the machine, a remote control would be nice.
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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by iDetect » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:28 am

The Ferret wrote:Good Idea,

But that Sand is going to play havoc with the skateboard bearings also your foot is going to roll off the back of the scoop x;
I think the salt water could be more of an issue with the bearings. Thats not going to be an issue if the mechanics of the idea work because I would replace the bearings with nylon bushes, its not like its
going to be travelling fast :-)

As for the foot rolling off, that wasn't an issue when I tried it in the garden on soft soil, if anything the foot was sat in more of a recess but thats the whole idea of this prototype, to try and resolve the issues ::g
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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by slowsweep » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:44 am

i think the wheels will end up digging into the sand and adding weight, and for that reason "I'm out" x;
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Post by WouldhamKent » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:45 am

little ski's may be a good alternative if you find the wheels get bogged down in the sand. will follow this thread with interest though - good work :-)

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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by mrix » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:46 am

Looks an interesting and simple to achieve idea ::g B-)
Using it along the promenade would be ideal but in sand as others have already mentioned would effect the bearings in the wheels, also I don't think those wheels would travel well over sand, maybe another type / set of wheels could be used ?
Interesting idea, will be interesting to find out how your test pans out ::g
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Post by THE MOLE » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:57 am

sling it over your shoulder with a strap ::g

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Post by hihosilver » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:08 am

Can't see the wheels working on a beach at all. Unless your beach isn't a sand one. As noted above perhaps caterpiller track type wheels might work. Nice idea but I fear it will need some mods to work out ok.
The strap idea is probably the best though. ::g
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Post by Kidxeno » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:51 pm

Good for you buddy,tidy job,Hope it works out for you ::g

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Post by Titus Pantus » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:51 pm

WouldhamKent wrote:little ski's may be a good alternative if you find the wheels get bogged down in the sand. will follow this thread with interest though - good work :-)
That sounds like a very feasible idea. ::g
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Post by northernmonkey » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:22 pm

Nice idea.

I just use about a 80cm long strap on the top of the shaft then just dragged it behind me ...never had any problems with it digging into dry or wet sand...leaves a nice trail behind me so i know where ive been.
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Post by SilverAce » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:33 pm

WouldhamKent wrote:little ski's may be a good alternative if you find the wheels get bogged down in the sand. will follow this thread with interest though - good work :-)
I can see this working better than wheels on soft sand and maybe a team of husky's to pull it along?......lol =)) sorry I just find it funny how far we go with MOD's but hey if it works for you then it's a job well done! :D
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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:26 pm

A very interesting post from iDetect, this is just one of the many great ideas that get detectorists thinking up detecting solutions to detecting problems ::g Now then where did I see that supermarket trolley :D Cheers - ss47
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Re: Wheels (Prototype) for Evolution Scoop.

Post by Ten pence! » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:03 pm

Looks like a work of art to me, I'd be to scared to get it dirty! :))

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