Large Wheel Casters
Large wheel casters are made for heavy-duty applications that require a lot of support and rolling power. They are often installed on workbenches, carts and workstations that need to be moved from one location to another.
The load capacity of caster wheels depends on several factors, including the weight of the equipment being moved and the diameter of the wheel. The larger the wheel, the easier it is to distribute the weight and to roll over floor obstructions.
In general, casters that have lower starting resistance and rolling resistance are preferable because they require less effort to move a cart from one place to another. Casters with high starting and rolling resistance may cause the caster to “flutter” when moving forward, similar to speed wobble in other wheeled vehicles.
Industrial casters are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Some are designed for specific applications, while others are geared toward general use.
Smooth Moves: Maintaining and Repairing Large Caster Wheels for Optimal Performance
Stainless steel wheels are rust-resistant and can be used in corrosive environments. They also have Kingpinless raceways and twice the capacity of regular zinc-plated steel casters.
Casters with a brake feature are useful for situations where the wheel and swivel need to be stopped at the same time. Some have a foot-activated brake that engages the caster to prevent both the swivel and wheel from rotating.
Maintenance-free casters offer quiet operation, reduced push/pull forces, and eliminate the need for greasing when used with a maintenance-free wheel. They also have precision-sealed bearings to help prevent corrosion, reduce noise, and keep your carts running smoothly.