- Often called an “appliance dolly,” it is a variation on the standard “hand truck” used on truck docks for well over 100 years. It has a small blade at the bottom and an axel with two wheels to act as a fulcrum, and long handles bound together to work as levers and basket to carry the load.
two wheel dolly
two wheel dolly – CW2 wheels
This is Cecil
It’s been a tough week and I needed to blow off some steam.
Cecil’s been runnin’ this show for a long time… he’s really proud of the table that he built with his own hands… it’s twenty six feet long and it packs up into a 56 inch long bundle that he can carry on a two wheeled dolly.
He laughed when he was telling me the story when he said ‘people think I’m a scrapper when I walk down the street with it on the dolly.’
Cecil used a lot of wing nuts to build it so like anything from Ikea it takes a long time to put together… although he doesn’t need instructions.
He said it took him like an hour to put it up and take it down.
Cecil used to be a sign painter and he painted the whole setup himself… including the flags and the signs… the guy can lay on some beautiful paint.
The thing is a piece of art and Cecil is an artist.
I like how he says ‘it brings people together’ when he points to his creation.
Complete strangers just walk up and start playing chess with each other.
There’s always people playing there and they drop a few bucks in the donation slot and that’s how Cecil keeps it all going.
He’s really proud to be doing this gig in Chicago.
He pointed out that New York doesn’t have anything like this.
Neither does London.
It’s really kind of a unique thing and it’s always a good time to hang out there and jump people for street shots as they walk by.
Some of the guys’ll help me out… point out the unusual ones as they approach… they’re alright with me and my street shooting… they keep it cool.
Faces on the street
35mm 1.8 SOOC
its fully five and half feet tall….
in the garden next to my driveway and constructed on a round concrete
its actually easily moved with a two wheel dolly in spite of it’s weight…
and has a large solar light on top
two wheel dolly
The DWL-2 dolly bears loads up to 33 lb and features adjustable clamps to lock just about any size of tripod foot into place securely. Mounting a tripod is easy: Just line up each tripod foot and twist the thumb screws to tighten each clamp.
Each leg bar extends up to 4.9″ to accommodate tripods of various dimensions, and flip locks secure the extension. Fully extended, the dolly has a doorway width of 31″. With step-on locks for each wheel, you can easily transform your rolling tripod into a sturdy lock-down mount for your camera.
Two of the legs fold down to create a compact package for transport – the dolly folds down to just 17 x 5″. The DWL-2 dolly is excellent for executing tracking shots in the studio or in the field, for just about any video project.
Step on the wheel locks to brake the spinning of the wheels and the rotation of the wheel assemblies
Spring-loaded stoppers automatically lock the legs in the open position when they’re rotated out – easily pull them up to rotate the legs back into the closed position
Sturdy carry handle
Hook & loop strap to secure legs in a tidy package for transport
Carry bag with shoulder strap
Construction: Aluminum & plastic
Load Capacity: 33 lb (15 kg)
Doorway Width: 31″ (78.7 cm) legs extended fully
Extension: 4.9″ (12.4 cm) per leg
Folded Length: 17 x 5″ (43.2 x 12.7 cm)
Wheel Diameter: 2″ (51mm)
Wheel Lock: Yes
Cable Guards: No
Weight: 3.8 lb (1.7 kg)