Using heavy duty caster wheels can make transporting heavy items safer and easier. These wheels have larger diameters than standard casters, which makes them capable of handling heavier loads. They also feature sturdy construction and a double-row ball bearing for smooth, quiet operation. They are also available in different materials, such as cast iron, aluminum, nylon, polyurethane, and molded nylon.
Does wheel weight affect performance?
Caster wheels heavy duty are ideal for industrial applications. They’re often used in manufacturing plants, aircraft assembly plants, and warehouses. They can be manufactured with either a rigid fork or a swivel fork. The rigid fork only moves forward, while the swivel fork can turn in any direction.
Heavy equipment caster wheels are usually made from cast iron, phenolic, or ductile steel. The wheel’s material is a key factor in its capacity to carry weight. The wheel’s diameter is also a factor, as larger wheels can distribute weight more evenly.
Polyurethane bonded to cast iron is a good choice for heavy loads. This material has high resistance to grease and also offers quiet operation. Polyurethane is durable and does not mark floors or rattle attached objects. It also offers a smooth swivel action.
Caster wheels are also available with a braking mechanism. These casters can be used independently, or in tandem with other casters. They are also capable of moving in restricted spaces, and turning corners.
The caster wheel kit includes four caster wheels, mounting hardware, and instructions. Each wheel has a capacity of 600lbs and a total load capacity of 1500lbs.