This 12-inch by 3-inch 85 series caster sets the standard for durability and precision with its high-quality construction. The yoke and top plate are forged through a drop forged process using C-1045 steel, ensuring exceptional strength and reliability. The kingpin is an integral component of the top plate, providing seamless integration. The top plate is machined to incorporate the raceway, while the threaded kingpin and yoke base raceway are machined to a 5-inch diameter. Although the raceway is not heat treated, a precision tapered load bearing (with dimensions of 3.875 inch ID x 5.00 inch OD) is positioned between the top plate and yoke base, enhancing precision and load-bearing capacity. To complete the assembly, a 1.25-inch precision tapered thrust bearing is pressed over the kingpin, engaging the yoke. This meticulous design results in a swivel section with outstanding load carrying capacity for its class. The 85 Series excels in providing an exceptionally tight tolerance fit, ensuring smooth and precise movements. Moreover, the integrally forged kingpin and slotted adjusting nut significantly contribute to the strength and longevity of the swivel section, further enhancing the caster’s lifespan.
Paired with our general-purpose, 1-inch thick tread, H.D. Standard Polyurethane (Shore 95A Hardness) wheel, this caster becomes good for numerous industrial applications. It is non-marking with high tear strength and resistance to flat spotting, as well as a good solvent and water resistance. This wheel is capable carrying loads up to 3700 lbs. and has a 1-inch thick tread which is denoted by the H.D. in the wheel material. Packed with our straight roller bearings, which are most effective for heavy loads, and are a great option when facing excessive thrust loading, these casters are rated for 3850 lbs.