The Drive Caster is a first-of-its-kind, motor-powered, industrial Caster designed to move tons easily and efficiently. With the Drive Caster, a single operator can start, maneuver, and stop a load with ease, using nothing more than a control panel and tank steering. The Drive Caster also has the flexibility to integrate into a variety of applications, above and beyond industrial carts and racks, such as dollies, moving walls, turntables, platforms, machinery, and more.
For traditional load movement, each Drive Caster supports 2000 pounds. However, when you opt to use a Drive Caster for towing, the capacity is a whopping 5000 pounds per caster – add another Drive Caster and double the weight you move. This motor-driven caster wheel is powered by a 1/2hp electric motor and is also available in other configurations for added versatility, including the Drive Cart and the Drive Trike.
Towing loads from one place to the next can take up time and resources, and if you haven’t chosen the right casters for the job, it may even increase the risk of injury. Our trademarked Drive Caster® was designed to simplify the process by reducing risk, enhancing productivity, and enabling profitability.
The Drive Caster is also available in a Drive Cart to eliminate manual pushing and pulling and can move up to 10,000 lbs. A major benefit of the Drive Cart is the motor can be disengaged so the cart can be utilized at higher speeds with a tugger or AGV. This makes it easy to maneuver from the tugger train to the work area, eliminating a major constraint in material transport.
Also available is The Drive Caster Trike, designed for moving trailers in enclosed spaces where traditional vehicles may not be able to maneuver. Capable of being fitted with a variety of trailer hitches, one person can safely and efficiently tow a trailer or cart weighing up to 5,000 lbs. with a tongue weight of around 500 lbs.
And by making heavy equipment loads easy to move, Caster Concepts has eliminated the need for manual pushing or pulling, reducing the risk of injury and the need for multiple operators.
The Drive Caster® can be used in any application and in any industry, from automotive to aerospace, warehousing to distribution. Adding a second Drive Caster™ doubles the caster load capacity that can be moved. It also enables tank-style steering, where each industrial drive caster pushes in opposite directions to turn.
Options and Add Ons
Please select 1 each of the options for the power source and for the control unit. These options are included in the standard package pricing. For any other considerations, please call, email or live chat with us for pricing and specifications.
The Conversion Drive Caster is a fully integrated battery powered unit complete with a steering handle designed to move and maneuver loads up to 5,000 pounds. The unit features intuitive controls that can be mastered in just a few minutes of training. With customizable top plates, installation is as easy as replacing any caster.
Our control units have been designed to be easily integrated into any drive system application. Control units can be changed by simply switching an input plug. The unit can accommodate 24V DC and 12-220v AC power sources. It can also be customized to accept a number of other power sources upon request. Units are capable of controlling multiple Drive Casters™ tank steering and omnidirectional applications.
Our wireless remotes can operate from as far as 100 meters away. It features a power switch, an emergency stop button, and a yoke-style control stick. This style of controller is capable of controlling omnidirectional vehicles such as the one featured in the video below.
Our mounted control units offer variable speed in forward and reverse. An easy-to-use control yoke makes operating a breeze.
Our pendant controller is designed for some of the most simple Drive Caster™ applications. The intuitive controls are fitted with a forward, reverse, and emergency stop button.
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 rack 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.