Swivel Section: Sealed precision ball bearing with hardened raceways and neoprene seals.
Legs: 1/2-inch x 4-inch steel, formed and continuously welded on the inside and outside to the yoke base.
Axle: 1-1/4-inch diameter axle.
Lubrication: Sealed ball bearings are lubricated and require zero maintenance. The HD caster features a dual row.
Wheels: 6-inch to 20-inch diameter wheels.
Overall Height: 9.5 inches +
Swivel Lead: 3 inches +
Finish: Gold Powder Coat. Gold dichromate plating and specialty color powder coat paint are optional.
Top Plate: 9 inches x 9 inches
The 97 Series is maintenance free with sealed precision ball bearings in the swivel section and in the wheels. The high hardness and precision machining tolerances of the swivel section allow for an even distribution of load and longer life in continuous-use applications. Better maneuverability and ease of movement also help to reduce the drain on powered carts and AGVs.
The 97 Series caster is an excellent caster for abusive applications. The standard 97 Series caster handles loads up to 10,000 lbs. while the 97HD caster ups the ante — handling loads up to 20,000 lbs. due to a dual row of bearings designed to increase load capacity.
Suitable for continuous use, power drawn applications, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s), aircraft wing and spar tooling, material carts, chassis rack carts, and aircraft maintenance stands, aero engine stands, large boat dollies.
Caster Concepts has a wide variety of caster options. Many of these not only improve function – but also provide safety and add longevity to the product. When considering safety options, the most common consideration would be caster locks, caster brakes, toe guards, and reinforced legs. Options that extend the life of a caster are primarily options that seal the bearing of the caster to prevent contamination of the precision parts.
Other options include threaded zerks for when an application is difficult and high level of maintenance is required and track brush wipers that keep debris from stopping movement or damaging a wheel. These options can be added at the time of manufacturing or after the caster is fully assembled.