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Has anyone had any success adding front caster wheels to a Pro 575? I have a bad shoulder and have a hell of a time picking up the front end to roll it where it needs to go. My old Lil Tex Elite came with front casters. I can’t believe for the price of this thing it doesn’t come with them.
 

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Has anyone had any success adding front caster wheels to a Pro 575? I have a bad shoulder and have a hell of a time picking up the front end to roll it where it needs to go. My old Lil Tex Elite came with front casters. I can’t believe for the price of this thing it doesn’t come with them.
I have the same problem with my Pro 22 (see my earlier post). I have not called Traeger to see if casters from another grill will work. However, I am considering using a 2x8 long enough to set the legs without casters on. Then attaching 4 - 1.5 inch casters on the bottom of the 2x8. Use screw in I-bolts to attach a rope to use to pull the grill. Make sense?
 

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Has anyone had any success adding front caster wheels to a Pro 575? I have a bad shoulder and have a hell of a time picking up the front end to roll it where it needs to go. My old Lil Tex Elite came with front casters. I can’t believe for the price of this thing it doesn’t come with them.


I just picked my 575 up and had the same question. I live in a Condo so I need to roll it out of the garage each time I use it. It seems that there are a lot of the folks that have a similar question.
 

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My older Treager legs had plastic caps on the bottoms, which caught rainwater and rusted out the bottoms of the legs. Enter Service Caster Corp 1” Expanding Stem Casters with 5” wheels. Measured the height of the casters, cut 6” off those rusted out legs with a grinder and cut-off wheel and bam! Better than new! Great price, quality casters, fast delivery. Wish I done this upgrade years ago! These are high quality wheels in an assortment of wheel composites. I ordered 1” expanding caster 5” non-marking polyurethane Wheel, one with a brake the other without. $35 delivered. You will be very satisfied with these.
 

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My older Treager legs had plastic caps on the bottoms, which caught rainwater and rusted out the bottoms of the legs. Enter Service Caster Corp 1” Expanding Stem Casters with 5” wheels. Measured the height of the casters, cut 6” off those rusted out legs with a grinder and cut-off wheel and bam! Better than new! Great price, quality casters, fast delivery. Wish I done this upgrade years ago! These are high quality wheels in an assortment of wheel composites. I ordered 1” expanding caster 5” non-marking polyurethane Wheel, one with a brake the other without. $35 delivered. You will be very satisfied with these.
My legs were 1” inside diameter. You will need to measure yours to ensure you get the right stem size. Give them a call, they will be more than happy to help you out
 

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My older Treager legs had plastic caps on the bottoms, which caught rainwater and rusted out the bottoms of the legs. Enter Service Caster Corp 1” Expanding Stem Casters with 5” wheels. Measured the height of the casters, cut 6” off those rusted out legs with a grinder and cut-off wheel and bam! Better than new! Great price, quality casters, fast delivery. Wish I done this upgrade years ago! These are high quality wheels in an assortment of wheel composites. I ordered 1” expanding caster 5” non-marking polyurethane Wheel, one with a brake the other without. $35 delivered. You will be very satisfied with these.

My legs were 1” inside diameter. You will need to measure yours to ensure you get the right stem size. Give them a call, they will be more than happy to help you out
 

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How did you support the wheels inside of the legs
 

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How did you support the wheels inside of the legs
The expanding stem caster expands inside the leg when you turn a nut on the bottom of the caster.

To start the installation, there is a round knurled nut on the top of the caster stem that you turn until it you have an initial snug fit when you insert it into the leg. Once you have a snug fit in the leg, you then turn another nut on the bottom of the caster (see photo), which makes the rubber inside the leg expand. It takes less than 5 minutes to install once you have cut the legs off. Make sure the measure the inside width of the leg so you order the right size. Mine was 1 inch inside diameter and I ordered the 5 in wheels so it would roll easy with one wheel a locking wheel and the other a regular wheel
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. They have all sizes and wheel composites to choose from. I got the non marking ones.
 

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The expanding stem caster expands inside the leg when you turn a nut on the bottom of the caster.

To start the installation, there is a round knurled nut on the top of the caster stem that you turn until it you have an initial snug fit when you insert it into the leg. Once you have a snug fit in the leg, you then turn another nut on the bottom of the caster (see photo), which makes the rubber inside the leg expand. It takes less than 5 minutes to install once you have cut the legs off. Make sure the measure the inside width of the leg so you order the right size. Mine was 1 inch inside diameter and I ordered the 5 in wheels so it would roll easy with one wheel a locking wheel and the other a regular wheelView attachment 1487. They have all sizes and wheel composites to choose from. I got the non marking ones.
Nice work! Being as the expander is rubber, can the legs drain any water? You don't want another rust out! If not maybe drill a drain hole?
 

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Nice work! Being as the expander is rubber, can the legs drain any water? You don't want another rust out! If not maybe drill a drain hole?
I don’t think there is any way for water to get inside considering that the top of the legs are inside the side skirts welded to the sides of the barrel. Additionally, I don’t think the round expanding casters totally fill the square leg tubing unless you screwed the hell out of them, which isn’t necessary. Any remaining gap would allow moisture to escape out the bottom of the leg.
 

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Has anyone had any success adding front caster wheels to a Pro 575? I have a bad shoulder and have a hell of a time picking up the front end to roll it where it needs to go. My old Lil Tex Elite came with front casters. I can’t believe for the price of this thing it doesn’t come with them.
I found wheels called Work Bench castors. Attached them to my Trager Century 22. Now I have 4 wheel very Convenient.
 

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