Rec Tec RT-680 Mods and Tips

Wally

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I just got through doing a video with some mods and tips I have done with my RT-680. I hope you enjoy.

 

Eddy

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nice mods video @Wally. Looks like your link to the 5" caster wheels on amazon is broken, only shows 3 & 4" wheels.
 

Mike

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@Wally thanks for posting that video, I really appreciate it!

I just did the wheel mod myself when I got my new Rec Tec Bull, it's by far the one mod I would recommend anyone to do.

I like you extension cable mod. I'm pondering the idea of installing a retractable cord somewhere on my Bull for better cable management.

@Eddy check out the How to do the Rec Tec wheel mod thread for wheel links. Amazon doesn't have the 5" caster anymore.
 

Ted

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Wally, thanks for the video, I watched it a couple of days ago. It would be great to see a close up photo of how you attacked the 10" wheels.
 

Ray

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I don’t have a video but this is what I did to mine. I used new casters and moving dolle wheels.
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kwinders2

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Just got finished with my wheel mod. I changed up the parts a little based on what others had reported.

I was able to get everything from Amazon.
I went with all 304 Stainless parts as they weren't much more than Zinc.
The 4 pack of casters wasn't much more than buying 2 singles in the heavy duty style and I have two spares.
The Stainless Steel Rod on the first shipment came in a shipping tube which was nice but it banged around during shipping, knocked out the end cap and was lost and FedEx felt I must have ordered an empty tube and delivered it anyway. I was able to work with the seller on Amazon and I had a replaced at my door on a few days.

I have two washers then the wheel then one washer then the locking collar.
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5" Heavy Duty Casters (set of 4)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08B1JZWHF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_XJP2CQJAY5Q0CTA55TV5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

5/8" 304 SS Axle Rod (3ft - I cut with Carbide Oscillating Tool)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01LWKNNG3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_FDWP23A6K01JN9HMVRFN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

5/8" 304 SS Collars (set of 4)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07GSW5288/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_R6AHQ8XVZR7PERSWCCS5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

5/8" 304 SS Fender Washers (pack of 6)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07FDV9GW4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_MAXXPZTBZGYMCMV7EHT4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

10" Heavy Duty Wheels (each)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B001W6Q4QA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_JTQWS6QT4K66WZMVDM2K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Now I just need to work on getting it cleaned up, get rid of the rust and paint it with some Ultra High Heat
Still want to the the Wi-Fi upgrade that I've seen done.
 

kwinders2

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Just a quick Pressure Wash and 2 applications of Rust Dissolver Spray Gel, then a quick coat of Rust-Oleum Flat Black High Temp Grille Paint.
It's still drying, I will add another pic after I finish cleaning it up and getting it ready for use.

Rust-Oleum 32 oz. Rust Dissolver Spray Gel
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-32-oz-Rust-Dissolver-Spray-Gel-300112/301059233
SKU# 301059233

Rust-Oleum Specialty 12 oz. High Heat Satin Bar-B-Que Black Spray Paint
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Ol...Bar-B-Que-Black-Spray-Paint-7778830/202315061
SKU# 202315061


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