With the bushfire season upon us, I needed a trolley to move the fire pump around on. It’s a heavy beast and along with the fire hose and inlet hose pretty awkward. The idea is that you wheel the pump near the swimming pool, throw the inlet into the pool and pump water from the pool onto the fire.

Like most things I build it is made of recycled stuff from around the property. I took a frame with handles that someone had given me and adapted the wheels from a billy cart (that were taken form a hand trolley) onto the bottom. For the first time I used a welder and steel and did an ok job on the thicker stuff and struggled to weld the thinner stuff without blowing holes in it. I painted it with some epoxy rust proof paint, put some decking offcuts on top and it’s ready to go!