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Offline SRSemenza

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Systainer XXL ................................
« on: May 01, 2019, 11:49 PM »


      ................ or how to get a four foot level (and a few other things) into a Systainer.  [huh]


    Sooooo more than a few years ago I had an idea to get long, oddball, non-stacking things into Systainers. All those things that end in a pile or knocking around and causing extra trips to the truck etc. Then along came the Midi - Sys and it became more possible due to sizing. And about two or three years ago I customized some Systainers.

   Whats inside----------  Kapex extensions, Kapex clamps, 4' level, 48" rule, 24" rule, Betterly connector, 108" of guide rail, hearing protectors,, glasses, a few small items.

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            I finally got around to posting this because I am currently thinking of redesigning and splitting the items into two units.  The biggest / and only real problem with the current set up is the weight. About 70 pounds. It's not terrible and is not bad to maneuver because of the three handles. But it would be nice if it was lighter and I now want to add something else in as well.

Seth

           

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 11:53 PM »
The Systainers are held together with machine screws and stop nuts. And adjoining flat surfaces are glued with PVC / ABS plumbing cement. The wood insert is also screwed to and through the bottom of all three units.

I just built up the insert as I went figuring out where to locate things.

It fits across the bed of my truck and I can still stack and latch others on top.

On site it keeps all that stuff protected and collected instead of it leaning against walls and such.

Seth
« Last Edit: May 01, 2019, 11:56 PM by SRSemenza »

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 12:11 AM »
Could I make a suggestion for next model.

Make it sys 1 size and fit a handle to the front of the middle one, rifle case style.

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 12:21 AM »
So this is how tools go to Prom?

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 12:23 AM »
Could I make a suggestion for next model.

Make it sys 1 size and fit a handle to the front of the middle one, rifle case style.

Yes, that's a good idea. I might end up separating the Kapex stuff from the track saw stuff. And for the guide rail a triple sys - one would work.

Seth

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 12:24 AM »
So this is how tools go to Prom?

   Yup, in a stretched Systainer.  [smile]

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 01:57 AM »
Isn't it easier to get a long Pelican case? It's non-stacking anyway.
50" Pelican is ~$150, sturdier too.

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2019, 07:30 AM »
I’m nicknaming this The Coffin. 

The pelican case is a good suggestion if you can find one that has wheels so you can roll it rather than heaving it around (kind of like those traveling hard case golf cases).
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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Seth,

I'm impressed with your ingenuity.

Great job!

Joe
« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 09:42 AM by deepcreek »
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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Isn't it easier to get a long Pelican case? It's non-stacking anyway.
50" Pelican is ~$150, sturdier too.

Easier yes. Well sort of, you still need to customize the inside to maximize the interior storage. But non- sys footprint, and no connectivity causing other Systainers to slip off the top. Handles, latches, hinges, wheels .... basically non uniform projections, in addition to the non-uniform footprint that make it not play well with Systainers. 

This  is  stacking.  It is easy to stack other Systainers on top. Just as easy as stacking on a single. This version does not stack the other way but it could be made to do so by relocating the bottom screws into the bottom rib recess. And it doesn't really matter because it makes a perfect base unit.

Pelican cases are great but for my use would be a return to non-uniform cases.

Seth

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2019, 10:31 AM »
I like the fact that it is still capable of stacking.  [big grin]

That's a game changer just for hauling stuff in a truck bed. Keeps the gear in place and prevents it from sliding around. Throw one strap around it to secure its position and you're done.

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2019, 10:35 AM »
I like the fact that it is still capable of stacking.  [big grin]

That's a game changer just for hauling stuff in a truck bed. Keeps the gear in place and prevents it from sliding around. Throw one strap around it to secure its position and you're done.


When it stops raining here I will take some pics of it in the truck.

No strap required in my truck. It fills the width almost perfectly. I put it in first so it goes on the front side of the wheel wells.

It's not for everyone, but it does what I want. Though I am planning to change it due to the weight.

Seth

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 11:54 AM »
Seth thats awesome...

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 12:03 PM »
What I like is that it makes a great base for stacking the other Sys you need to transport.

Maybe modify an aluminum hand truck to accept/secure the Trilogy?

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Pictures in the truck. If headed for a job the rest of the bed would be filled.


                               


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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2019, 07:38 PM »
Great idea, Seth Sys Master
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2019, 07:44 PM »
Seth,

Someone planning for next year's April Fool's Day may be borrowing your idea! [tongue]

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2019, 08:41 PM »
Maybe add some skateboard wheels on one end and a handle on the other.

It would make a cool rifle case as Bohdan commented in a SYS1 height.
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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 06:42 PM »
Brilliant!!!
As addictive as crack but more expensive.

Oohhhhhhhhhh, Festool.........

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Offline pawel00

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Re: Systainer XXL ................................
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 03:20 AM »
Can you show this systainer without blue clips and drawers? Where do you buy it? At the bottom three are two organizers?

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2019, 01:50 PM »
Can you show this systainer without blue clips and drawers? Where do you buy it? At the bottom three are two organizers?

I wondered if anyone would notice that  [wink]

That is another customized unit. You need to dismantle a drawer systainer and a racktainer  and reassemble.  That one also has a customized extra large drawer. Which is made from a large drawer and the left over from another large drawer that I had previously cut down.

    Here are some links to the related topics ..........................

         jonny round boy mega sortainer

           My disassembly method

     
           My full width short drawer The left over from this is the extension for the extra tall drawer in the one you asked about.


Seth