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    Thank you, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reynas1 View Post
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    CENTER OF GRAVITY? By the pics, I saw a level hard floor and if that would cause instability then it wasn't to stable from the beginning.

    Unless you're gonna be running it like an ambulance stretcher.

    Just saying and appreciate your concern.
    That's correct, but swivel casters move the axle farther than the mount center-line. So inner placement narrows the footprint in two ways, hence raising CG.
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    Hi All
    Drawings, hopefully have been submitted to HMT and should be free to download. There are four drawings in total, three with the dimensions and a G.A. The design is for 50mm wheels, so drawings will have to be modified to accept heavy bigger duty wheels.
    Hope these will be of interest.
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    Drawings for retractable casters

    Please find drawings below for retractable casters.

    If there any issues with the drawings please let me know so I can amend. If anyone decides to make a set I would be keen on your views, improvements or modifications. please forward some photos.

    body.dwgfoot lever.dwgGA.dwgwheel hinge.dwg

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    Retractable Casters

    I agree, thanx for the note.



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