Total Locking Caster Model K3A
Capacity up to 300 pounds per caster. These institutional casters are ideal for any light duty application where the caster must be totally immobile when the caster brake is applied. Caster Model K3A has a unique brake which locks both the wheel and the swivel bearing at the same time. This “Total-Lock” brake insures that the swivel caster will not turn when the wheel is locked. This combination wheel brake and swivel lock is essential for safety in some applications – such as on worktables, tablesaws, and medical equipment. The Total-Lock brake is desireable whenever a brake is needed because it makes a swivel caster totally immobile. The wheels featured with Caster Model K3A are non-marking, and all except Polyolefin can be used on hardwood floors. Polyolefin wheels are best at reducing the risk of a flat spot occuring when loads are left standing for prolong periods. Gray Soft Rubber and Polyurethane wheels have a sealed precision ball bearing. They provide floor and cargo protection, quiet operation, and are very easy rolling. Try a set of 4 casters. You will be amazed at their performance!
Mounting Plate – 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
This image is for Plate Size and Hole Placement ONLY. IT DOES NOT DEPICT THE ACTUAL PLATE.
We suggest that you do NOT drill the mounting holes to attach the casters until you receive them.
Total Locking Caster Model K3A Features:
Typical Application Use for the Total Locking Caster Model K3A Series:
Total Locking Brake:
Combination Wheel Brake and Swivel Lock – This brake simultaneously locks the wheel and the swivel. One step on the activating pedal instantly locks the entire caster holding the equipment firmly in place. One step on the release pedal frees the swivel and wheel.
Total Lock Brake in the Un-Locked Position
Total Lock Brake in the Locked Position
Total Locking Caster Model K3A with Wheels
We do NOT include mounting Hardware.
Swivel Radius for Casters with the Total-Lock Brake – ALL SIZES – 5″
Approximate Weights – Swivel Caster with ML Brake – 3″ wheel = 1 3/4 lbs. – 4″ wheel = 2 lbs. – 5″ wheel = 2 1/2 lbs.
Use the Polyolefin ( Industrial Plastic ) wheel for “Standing Loads”. Polyolefin wheels eliminate the possiblilty of a flat spot developing if the castered equipment is left parked for a prolong period.
“You should never select on the basis of load capacity alone. There is no industry standard for load capacity ratings and they may not include a factor for abuse. Our capacity ratings are below what the casters are capable of carrying because most applications have less than perfect conditions. Please refer to the information shown at the bottom of this page. If you have any doubt as to which wheel or caster is the BEST choice for your application contact us for a recommendation.”