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Industrial Dolly Casters.

Industrial Dolly Casters – What’s Right for Your Application?

Industrial caster selection can be overwhelming. For most, the biggest challenge is where to start!  Follow along as we highlight different caster applications to help you decide which dolly caster is right for you.

Step 1: Calculating the caster’s capacity.

It’s essential to know how much weight your industrial dolly casters can hold, as well as the weight of your cart. For safety, we suggest estimating the total cart load over three casters to ensure adequate support. When dealing with uneven floor conditions, you can assume not all casters are contacting the floor. So, ensuring that the load can be supported by three out of the four casters allows for adequate safety.

Step 2: Understanding the application.

Answering a few questions can help you determine the best caster selection and design for your situation. Such as, are there height or width limitations? If so, you may need to use a dual wheel dolly caster which offers the highest possible capacity at the lowest overall height. Do you need to protect the floor, or is the floor uneven or rough? Our polyurethane treads and our spring-loaded casters are designed for a variety of these types of conditions.

Step 3: Selecting your casters.

Once capacity and the caster application are understood, caster selection is next. Once you have a better idea of the dolly casters you need based on your answers to the questions above, now comes decisions on specific caster types, such as if you need a spring-loaded caster or what type of swivel section you need for your swivel caster. The standard swivel sections are kingpin, kingpinless, and maintenance free. You would rarely select a kingpin caster unless you have a well-planned caster maintenance program or a unique application. The most common option would be a kingpinless caster, which covers most applications. The third type, maintenance free, is best for ease of movement and eliminating routine caster maintenance. industrial casters

Step 4: Selecting your industrial Caster wheels.

Selecting your industrial wheels is next. This step is heavily influenced by your caster applications. For high-temperature settings, steel or high-temperature plastic casters are best. If maintaining floor conditions is priority 1, you will want a softer polyurethane. For heavier loads, you can use a larger polyurethane wheel or a Twergo™ Ergonomic Caster. To keep the overall height down, steel and Nytec caster wheels handle heavier loads in a smaller size.

For a more in-depth guide on selecting your caster wheel, click here.


Step 5: Caster Add-Ons.

caster brakeChoosing your options comes next. Caster add-ons such as brakes, swivel locks, and toe guards are also options to consider.
– Brakes lock the wheels in place to prevent the caster from rolling.
– Swivel locks will lock the swivel section in place to help maneuverability.
– Toe guards wrap around the caster to prevent injuries from rolling over the operator’s feet.

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V-Groove Casters

V-groove caster wheels are specialized wheel components used in various industries and applications to facilitate smooth and controlled movement. These V-Groove Casters

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Spring Loaded Casters

Spring-loaded, caster wheels are designed to absorb shocks and minimize the impact on the cart, resulting in smoother movement, reduced Spring Loaded Casters

Quiet and Noise Reducing Casters

At Caster Concepts, we understand the importance of minimizing noise levels in various industrial and commercial settings. That’s why we Quiet and Noise Reducing Casters

Pneumatic Wheel Casters

Pneumatic wheel casters are designed to mimic car tires, offering exceptional grip and maneuverability. Essentially, they are rubber wheels fitted Pneumatic Wheel Casters

Maintenance Free Casters

Our line of maintenance-free casters is designed to reduce the force exerted to turn or start rolling when all caster Maintenance Free Casters

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Low Profile Casters

At Caster Concepts, we understand the importance of finding the right caster wheels for your specific material handling needs. That’s Low Profile Casters

Industrial Casters

Introducing our industrial casters collection, where durability and performance are at the forefront. At Caster Concepts, we understand the demanding Industrial Casters

High Heat Spring Loaded/Shock Absorbing Casters

When operating in industries where extreme heat is a constant factor, having the right caster wheels is crucial for ensuring High Heat Spring Loaded/Shock Absorbing Casters

Heavy Duty Casters

Our extensive collection features a wide range of big casters and large-diameter caster wheels designed to meet the unique needs Heavy Duty Casters

Flanged Wheel Casters

Flanged wheel casters are constructed of premium cast iron, ductile iron, or forged steel for high strength and long wear. Flanged Wheel Casters

55 Series Caster With Twergo Wheel

Ergonomic Casters

We’re seeing loaded carts in facilities weighing as much as 2,000 and 3,000 lbs. The ergonomic casters used on these Ergonomic Casters

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Dual Wheel Casters

Double-wheel casters are essential for smooth and efficient mobility in various industrial applications. Double or dual wheeled casters provide enhanced Dual Wheel Casters

Custom Casters

Our heavy-duty and industrial-grade custom casters are designed to meet the unique needs of various industries. At Caster Concepts, we Custom Casters

AGV Casters

Our goal is to provide AGV caster wheels that can increase a company’s return on investment by increasing load capacity AGV Casters