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JackFalstaff





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Location: Daleville, IN

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Greetings, all.

I am gettng close to ordering my first Lang.  I am pretty sure i am going to do the 48 patio in either the origial or deluxe setup.

My questions are these:
1.  How hard is it to move the beast with the standard 2 caster and 2 pneumatic tire set up?   Thinking specifically of hot to get it over my lawn to the back porch, where it will probably remain.

2.  Is the Deluxe warmer cabinet worth it? I've read that some can live without it and some swear by it.   Although it seems that those who like it have the larger 60 and 84" models.   Anyone have any insite as to how well it functions on the 48" platform?

Thanks in advance.  I am very looking forward to taking a step forward in my bbq journey and any advise is appreciated.
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Eddie Z





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I own a 48"patio deluxe. The pit is easy to move on hard flat surfaces. It will move on grass but you move it more like a wheel barrel. If the ground is soft it will sink. If you plan on keeping it in place then I wouldn't worry about any up grades.

As for the warmer box I use mine for hanging sausage and keeping small things warm. You can cook in there with the optional damper off the fire box. I think its about $300.
Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Wood River BBQ Team





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[quote="JackFalstaff:4797"]Greetings, all.

I am gettng close to ordering my first Lang.  I am pretty sure i am going to do the 48 patio in either the origial or deluxe setup.

My questions are these:
1.  How hard is it to move the beast with the standard 2 caster and 2 pneumatic tire set up?   Thinking specifically of hot to get it over my lawn to the back porch, where it will probably remain.

I agree with Eddie -- if you're not going to move it over gravel/grass than I'd skip the tire set up. Unfortunately, every once in a while i have to move my unit over 75' of gravel and it's one heavy mother to move (your rig is even heavier than my Lang 36). I got sick of fighting the move and came up with a simple mod. I bought a swivel pneumatic tire from Harbor Freight ($15.00) and mounted it to a 2X6. I simply clamp/bolt the contraption to the rig and off I go. It takes about 2 minutes to put it on and take it off. I painted it black and some times I just leave it attached.

I wish I had the set up when my rig was delivered -- I had to move it over 350' of gravel and one part was up hill!!

Another forum lister came up with the idea and attached pictures. That's where I got the idea. His setup is nicer than mine and is welded in place.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:12 pm 
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JackFalstaff





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[quote="Wood River BBQ Team:4799"]
JackFalstaff wrote:
Greetings, all.

I am gettng close to ordering my first Lang.  I am pretty sure i am going to do the 48 patio in either the origial or deluxe setup.

My questions are these:
1.  How hard is it to move the beast with the standard 2 caster and 2 pneumatic tire set up?   Thinking specifically of hot to get it over my lawn to the back porch, where it will probably remain.

I agree with Eddie -- if you're not going to move it over gravel/grass than I'd skip the tire set up. Unfortunately, every once in a while i have to move my unit over 75' of gravel and it's one heavy mother to move (your rig is even heavier than my Lang 36). I got sick of fighting the move and came up with a simple mod. I bought a swivel pneumatic tire from Harbor Freight ($15.00) and mounted it to a 2X6. I simply clamp/bolt the contraption to the rig and off I go. It takes about 2 minutes to put it on and take it off. I painted it black and some times I just leave it attached.

I wish I had the set up when my rig was delivered -- I had to move it over 350' of gravel and one part was up hill!!

Another forum lister came up with the idea and attached pictures. That's where I got the idea. His setup is nicer than mine and is welded in place.


Thanks for the tip.  I think I will forgo the pneumatic tire upgrade, so i can afford the deluxe package. The hardest thing will be moving it from my drive way, over the grass, to my patio.  But after that, it will probably stay put.  If I have to move it, i'll get a trailer and a truck.  Can't wait to get it ordered. Smile

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Eddie Z





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If you have 2 sheets of plywood just lay them end to end and roll the lang over it moving 1 sheet ahead of the next.  That's what I do when I move it from the backyard to the trailer when I'm out for competitions.
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JackFalstaff





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Eddie Z wrote:
If you have 2 sheets of plywood just lay them end to end and roll the lang over it moving 1 sheet ahead of the next.  That's what I do when I move it from the backyard to the trailer when I'm out for competitions.


This had occurred to me.  But confirmation is helpful. I will probably do this when I take delivery.  I have several sheets left over from building my house, 9 years ago, but they should serve well to move the beast.

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dsarphie





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I got the wheel upgrade, and have been very happy that I did.  When I got it I was living in a city neighborhood.  everything was concrete.  the larger tires up front were a big help.

I didn't get the deluxe, and do not regret it.
Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:17 pm 
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JackFalstaff





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dsarphie wrote:
I got the wheel upgrade, and have been very happy that I did.  When I got it I was living in a city neighborhood.  everything was concrete.  the larger tires up front were a big help.

I didn't get the deluxe, and do not regret it.


I Agree. I ordered my 48 patio yesterday. I got the wheel upgrade, and chose not to do the deluxe.  (although I am still tempted)  It just didn't look like the shelves were deep enough to be useful for sides.  

When someday i upgread to an 84, then the warmer may be worth it.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:22 pm 
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dsarphie





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what ever you would think of cooking in the warming box you can do on your Primo, and probably have better temperature control.  I always have.

Post Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:24 pm 
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