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Ground Support Equipment
Ground support equipment is a demanding industry that requires the “beyond standard” durability that Caster Concepts is accustomed to offering. Ground support equipment is utilized to service aircraft before, after, and between flights. There are numerous instruments of ground support equipment that move on wheels such as luggage carts, cargo decks, cargo dollies, and aircraft maintenance stands that must withstand the elements and the wear and tear that this industry faces daily.
Harsh weather environments brought upon by rain and snow, or hot and frigid temperatures make choosing the right caster for your ground support equipment a difficult task. Coupled with the varying weather conditions, is the surface condition of the airport tarmac. Uneven surfaces, cracks in the cement, and obstructions such as rocks or debris can cause for a bumpy ride. This may cause costly damage to your valuable cargo, thus choosing a safe and durable caster for your application is of utmost importance. Caster Concepts supplies casters and wheels for ground support equipment around the world, providing industry-leading motion solutions from the ground up.
Shock Absorbing Casters are Spring Loaded and designed to absorb shocks and minimize the impact to the cart, resulting in smoother movement, reduced risk of damage and less noise. Ideal for applications where surfaces are not even or flooring has damage or debris.
A great choice for outdoor use, especially on rough uneven surface including gravel, cracked cement, thresholds, and other surface environments. The pneumatic tires cushion the load and roll over obstructions with ease
The swivel on swivel caster achieves significant reductions in push force that almost no other caster can SoS caster is maintenance free, thanks to akingpinless design andprecision ball bearings. The design also virtually eliminates any side to side shifting when the wheels rotate 180 degrees.
The single wheel version of our extraordinary TWERGO® wheel utilizes the same patented face design to reduce initial and continuous push force. Ideal for lighter loads that do no require a lot of turning and maneuvering.
Durable and strong with a cast iron core
Ultimate 2″ wide caster wheel
Higher weight capacity and durability than Balloon/Donut Wheel
Significant reduction in initial and continuous push force make this caster the ultimate ergonomic caster. TWERGO® unique tread thickness minimizes friction and eliminates scrubbing and sliding when turning, while providing the impact resistance of normal wheels.
Reduce initial and continuous push force by 25%
Designed to last longer with aluminum cores that won’t rust or corrode
Our subsidiary Modern Suspension offers a completely aluminum line of casters that are ideal for outdoor applications, aluminum weighs less and is noncorrosive to withstand the elements. While their extremely rugged and durable steel line offers a greater max capacity per caster.
The Drive Caster™ is designed to move tons easily and efficiently, while offering the flexibility to integrate into a variety of applications, above and beyond industrial carts and racks. This motor driven caster, is powered by a 1/4hp or 1/2hp electric motor, that can move up to 5,000lbs total weight per caster.
The industry’s first motor powered industrial caster
Can easily be integrated into most carts, racks and carriers
The Conversion Drive Caster converts your existing material handling carts into Motor Powered Carts, quickly and easily. Simply remove one swivel caster and bolt in the Conversion Drive Caster and away you go. Can be used in almost any setting where a manually pushed cart was previously used to move loads up to 5,000lbs.
Our case studies page features many stories from our customers about how we went beyond standard and crafted the perfect caster for their unique applications. We’ve highlighted a few case studies below:
Check out how we helped the Air Force choose durable casters that were strong enough to stand up to their daily challenges.
Take a look at how we ensured a safe transport of this jet engine manufacturer’s new generation of engines.
Unique challenges require custom solutions, solutions that are built to exact specifications. Our flexible manufacturing process enables us to build the exact caster for your needs. If you don’t find the exact caster for your needs, take a look at our custom CAD configurator, or contact us and we will design and build the exact caster for your needs.
All of our casters are built-to-order and to exact specifications.
We don’t follow the cookie cutter manufacturing system used by other caster manufacturers
We offer engineering design services as well as our custom configurator.
Design custom CAD models that can easily be integrated into your models.