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Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

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A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy – too much for one person to push alone safely.

The polyurethane tires on the cart’s wheels were also breaking down, leaving debris around the plant and marking up the floors.

They wanted a solution to help the employees that move the trucks and a material that wouldn’t break down and mark up the plant floors

They called Caster Concepts after doing a search for “caster problem solution”. The experienced team got to work to find the right product with the right materials that also lowered initial push force.

After performing a stringent testing protocol that involved push-pull and durability testing in the toughest manufacturing application, the team at Caster Concepts had the answer – install a maintenance-free caster rig with 10″ x 3″ TWERGO®Maxx wheels – their premier ergonomic wheel.

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The final result was dramatic – they have a tread truck that is vastly easier to move and a facility that is both safer and more efficient! To be precise, the tread trucks that previously had an initial push force of 100+ lbs. now have an initial push force of less than 40 lbs., approximately a 60% improvement.

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