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Heavy Duty Casters, From 2,000 lbs. to 50,000 lbs+

All industrial casters are generally regarded as heavy-duty casters. These industrial casters are classified by duty determined primarily by weight capacity per caster. Whatever the weight, all are designed to make material handling easier. Several wheel options are available to ensure the perfect fit for your application: Our high-capacity casters are used in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, military, and many others.

Our Heavy Duty Caster classifications start at:

We also specialize in casters above 50,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs. In other words, Heavy Duty Industrial Casters that can handle extreme tons is our thing.

On the lighter side of the range are our Medium Duty and Medium Heavy Duty casters.

To help you find your caster, you can check out our learning center or read our blog: 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Your Heavy Duty Caster.

Heavy-Duty Casters Designed For A Variety Of Applications

Casters come in a tremendous variety of sizes, features, and capacities. This makes them suitable for a range of applications and can even be customized to your specific requirements. Caster Concepts carries a variety of industrial casters, with our most popular brands being Swivel on Swivel, Twergo, and Twergo Xtreme.

Heavy Duty Ergonomic Casters

A swivel on swivel caster is a caster that uses two swivel sections that are offset from one another. This means the caster ends up with two swivel offsets. The dual offset swivel section gives the caster two degrees of freedom when swiveling/rotating.

Heavy duty caster wheels like TWERGO® wheels are not just maintenance-free, they are designed to last longer than similar casters. It is due to the unique parabolic wheel face and durable aluminum wheel core that is rust- and corrosion-resistant. Its design also reduces initial push force and wheel friction when navigating around corners.

Custom  Casters

Do you have a unique, massive, or demanding application coming up and can’t find the caster you need? Or do you need to completely build a caster to spec? Our engineering team can design and/or build nearly any Custom Casters you need. If you can dream it, we can do it.

Heavy Duty Locking Casters and Brakes

Both heavy-duty locking casters and heavy-duty casters with brakes are designed to provide stability and mobility for equipment, furniture, and other objects. However, there are some differences between the two:

  1. Locking Mechanism:

    • Locking Casters: These casters have a locking mechanism that immobilizes both the wheel rotation and the swivel movement. When the caster is locked, it prevents the wheel from rolling and the swivel head from rotating, effectively keeping the object in place.
    • Casters with Brakes: Casters with brakes typically have a mechanism that locks only the rotation of the wheel, allowing the swivel head to still move. This means that while the wheels won’t roll when the brake is engaged, the object can still pivot and turn.
  2. Mobility vs. Stability:

    • Locking Casters: These are often used when complete stability is required, such as when an object needs to stay firmly in place without any movement.
    • Heavy-Duty Casters with Brakes: Casters with brakes are more focused on providing stability when an object is stationary, while still allowing some degree of mobility when needed.
  3. Use Cases:

    • Locking Casters: These are ideal for applications where an object needs to be fixed in place for extended periods, such as industrial machinery, workbenches, and heavy equipment that should not move at all.
    • Casters with Brakes: These are suitable for situations where occasional movement is required, but the object needs to be kept steady most of the time. Examples include hospital beds, utility carts, and mobile storage units.
  4. Complexity and Price:

    • Locking Casters: These casters tend to be more complex in design due to the need to lock both wheel rotation and swivel movement. As a result, they might be slightly more expensive compared to casters with brakes.
    • Casters with Brakes: Casters with brakes are often simpler in design since they only lock the wheel rotation. This can make them more cost-effective.

In summary, the primary difference between heavy-duty locking casters and heavy-duty casters with brakes lies in the level of mobility and stability they offer. Locking casters completely immobilize both wheel rotation and swivel movement, while casters with brakes only lock the wheel rotation while allowing the swivel head to move. Your choice between the two depends on the specific needs of your application and how much mobility and stability you require.


Low Profile Casters

Low profile heavy-duty casters are essential components in industrial and commercial settings where durability and maneuverability are paramount. These casters are designed to support heavy loads while maintaining a reduced overall height, making them suitable for applications with limited vertical clearance.

Manufactured from robust materials such as forged steel, these casters possess remarkable load-bearing capabilities, ensuring they can withstand the weight of machinery, equipment, and storage units without compromising stability. Their swivel and wheel mechanisms enable smooth navigation even in confined spaces, allowing for efficient movement and positioning.

Low profile heavy-duty casters find their utility in various sectors, including manufacturing, automotive, warehouses, and healthcare. Their combination of strength and compactness makes them an ideal choice for scenarios where both space and strength are critical considerations. These casters play a pivotal role in enhancing productivity by providing reliable mobility for substantial loads, contributing to the seamless operation of industries and businesses alike.