Casters are an essential tool for industrial carts, especially when you’re working with heavy equipment. Typically industrial carts are equipped with four casters-two rigid and two swivel-on the front and back. However, if you’re moving equipment that can be dangerous to move unattended, it’s best to purchase a cart with six casters-one on each corner and one on the midpoint of two long sides.
How do you keep a caster from rolling?
4 heavy duty caster industrial casters are designed to support more than a thousand pounds of load per caster. Hamilton Caster offers a variety of heavy-duty models that can support up to 10 tons of load. In addition, they feature premium forged steel swivel construction. The forged steel wheels have a slight crown that enhances swiveling and rollability. Rigid models have reinforced 3/8″ steel legs and 1/2″ thick mounting plates.
Heavy-duty caster wheels are made of a variety of materials, including cast iron, ductile steel, phenolic, nylon, and polyurethane. Heavy-duty caster wheels can withstand rough surfaces and are water and oil resistant. They’re perfect for commercial applications, and many are even equipped with brakes.
Before purchasing heavy-duty casters, consider the total weight capacity of the equipment that you’re moving. Make sure the set is made by a company with extensive technical knowledge and experience. They should be able to consult with you on the best casters for your needs.