When it comes to moving heavy equipment, the best way to do so is with casters that are specially designed for the job. Fortunately, you can find a wide selection of casters that are built for the toughest of jobs. In fact, many of them offer long service lives, which is why they are often used in warehouses, industrial manufacturing, and even semi-live skid carts.
How do you secure caster wheels?
Unlike standard casters, heavy duty casters are made with hardened double ball races. These raceways offer strength and a superior roll ability to straight roller bearings. They also feature precision machined swivel bearings, which reduce vibration.
4 heavy duty swivel casters are usually designed for loads over 2,000 pounds. They are ideal for dollies, platform trucks, and bar carts. However, you’ll want to factor in 33% safety margin to ensure you are not overloaded.
The Pemco 4″x2″ TPU wheel plate caster is a non-marking caster that is great for applications that require a high capacity. These wheels are also extremely resistant to oil and chemicals.
Using a kingpinless swivel raceway allows for better impact distribution. This means you’ll get better performance from your casters.
Generally, a single kingpin caster is more durable than a dual kingpin caster. However, if you have a lot of heavy equipment that needs to be moved, you’ll want to opt for a set of kingpinless casters.
If you want to buy a set of casters, you need to calculate the total weight of the equipment and the number of casters needed. Once you know the total weight, you can determine the capacity of each caster.