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WHAT KIND OF CASTER AND WHEEL DO YOU NEED?

LOAD WEIGHT

  • What is the weight you need to move?
  • Larger wheels are required for heavier loads. Roller or Ball bearings are needed to move loads over 400 pounds. On a four caster piece of equipment, divide the total weight by three to determine the load rating needed for each caster.

FLOOR CONDITIONS

  • Are your floors smooth or rough?
  • Make sure your wheels are large enough to pass over cracks in the floor. A softer wheel moves more easily on rough floors or floors with debris. Polyurethane or rubber wheels will protect concrete, tile or carpet.

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • Must your caster endure wet, acidic, oily or chemical conditions?
  • If so, you need a stainless steel caster with the appropriate wheel.
  • If carts are being towed by powered equipment, or being subjected to shock (rolling over docks, boards and in and out of trucks, for example), a heavier duty caster will be needed.

EXTREME CLIMATES

  • Will your caster be in extreme heat or cold?
  • Make sure what you select is rated to survive in such conditions.