Heavy duty casters come in many different sizes, shapes, and styles to meet the demands of various applications. These wheels are also available in different materials, such as polyurethane, aluminum, or press steel. Depending on the application, each wheel can handle a different load. Industrial Metal Supply has a wide range of heavy-duty wheel casters to meet any need.
How much weight can a caster hold?
Heavy-duty caster wheels can be made of different materials, including cast iron, ductile steel, and nylon. They also come with a brake mechanism, which allows you to stop the caster wheel and keep the device stationary. Swivel casters are ideal for moving heavy items, while rigid ones are best for stationary objects.
The material and size of the wheel also play a role in the load capacity. Larger wheels are better for distribution of weights, and they roll better than smaller ones. In addition, larger wheels are easier to manage than smaller ones. Ideally, heavy-duty caster wheels have a load capacity higher than the total weight of the item they support. Some heavy-duty casters can support up to 44,000 pounds.
Caster wheels need to be maintained to ensure that they function properly. Proper lubrication is required to prevent the wheels from moving or coming off. A good rule of thumb is to rotate the caster wheels every month. It’s also a good idea to check the fasteners and gear that connects the caster to the machine.