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3 Important Things You Didn’t Know About Hercules (The Caster, that is).

October 14, 2020

3 Important Things You Didn’t Know About Hercules (The Caster, that is).

The Roman hero and god Hercules was known for his many feats of strength: the same type of qualities you’ll find in the durable and maintenance-free Hercules Caster. And while these casters weren’t ordered to perform 12 heroic labors to prove their worth (more on that here), there are some huge qualities about Hercules Casters that you might not know:

  1. They are close to being immortal.

    According to legend, the god Hercules got to spend eternity with the gods after he died, so that’s hard to compete with. However, Hercules Casters are designed to be maintenance-free and last for years without any changes to their performance abilities. They utilize a maintenance-free swivel section that contains sealed precision bearings. That means no adjustment or lubrication of the swivel section is required for the life of the caster. And because they last longer, it means you don’t have to replace your casters as often.

    This prolonged caster life is the stuff of legends, as shown in this case study involving carts whose rigs and wheels were constantly failing.

  2. They were born to conquer challenging applications

    Heavy Duty CastersChanging casters because they couldn’t stand up to your company’s difficult conditions costs you time and money. A Hercules Caster features reinforced legs to protect against severe side loading for forklifts and track channels and is designed to stand up to your most abusive applications, including:

    1. Inconsistent Flooring

    2. Fork Truck Damage Resulting from Severe Side or Impact Loading

    3. Potholes

  3.  They overcome obstacles

    Hercules Casters might not be able to overcome Cerberus, the three-headed dog. Still, Hercules Casters include a smooth rotating action and extended lead to reduce the push force required for mere mortal cart operators. And these versatile casters can be designed to your specifications for bolt pattern type. They are available with a toe guard, top plate, or swivel lock depending on your needs.

Caster changeover can be costly and can impact your business operations. That’s why our Hercules Casters offer supreme strength in a standard size, and this includes the manufacture of our polyurethane wheels. We develop custom polyurethane formulations in our own facility to ensure the polyurethane that goes on your wheel is designed to exact specifications. We are one of the very few caster manufacturers to do so. This enables you to choose the best tread formulation for your challenging industrial environment.

When you need a caster that can handle the abuse from demanding material handling applications such as severe side or impact loading and surface challenges, including potholes or floor debris, you can depend on the strength of Hercules Casters.


Hercules Casters

Hercules Casters feature reinforced legs that can take the abuse that material handling applications dish out, including severe side loading and impact loading. They are designed to minimize ergonomic forces and are
available with a toe guard, top plate, or swivel lock depending on your needs.

  • Sealed precision ball bearings
  • Prolonged life in extremely abusive applications
  • Designed for a variety of applications and surface challenges
  • Custom polyurethane formulations
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