Dolly Casters – 3″, 3.5″ & 4″
Dolly casters are a type of wheel mechanism commonly used to provide mobility to various types of equipment, furniture, and structures. They are designed to make it easier to move heavy or bulky items without the need for excessive lifting or straining. Dolly casters are typically attached to the bottom of an object and allow it to be rolled or swiveled in different directions.
Key features and aspects of dolly casters may include:
Wheel Design: Dolly casters come in various wheel designs, such as swivel, rigid, or a combination of both. Swivel casters enable easy maneuverability and rotation, while rigid casters provide stability in a specific direction.
Load Capacity: Dolly casters are available in different load capacities to suit a wide range of applications. The load capacity is the maximum weight the caster can support.
Wheel Material: The wheels of dolly casters can be made from different materials like rubber, polyurethane, nylon, or metal. The choice of wheel material depends on factors such as floor type, load capacity, and noise considerations.
Mounting Options: Dolly casters can be mounted using various methods, such as plate mounting, stem mounting, or thread mounting. The mounting style affects how the caster is attached to the object.
Locking Mechanisms: Some dolly casters feature locking mechanisms to prevent unwanted movement. Locking brakes can be engaged to keep the object stationary when needed.
Swivel Locks: Swivel locks can be found on some dolly casters, allowing users to lock the swivel function when straight-line movement is required.
Applications: Dolly casters are commonly used in industries like logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, and hospitality. They can be found on dollies, carts, racks, equipment stands, and furniture.
Maintenance: Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and lubrication, is important to ensure smooth and efficient caster operation over time.
Environment Considerations: The choice of dolly casters may vary based on the environment they will be used in. For instance, casters used in a medical facility may need to meet specific cleanliness and hygiene standards.
Customization: Some manufacturers offer customization options for dolly casters, allowing customers to choose specific features to meet their unique requirements.
When choosing dolly casters, it’s important to consider their specific application, load requirements, and environmental factors to select the most suitable type for the intended use.
You should never select on the basis of load capacity alone. Capacity ratings do not take into account the effort required to manually move a load. Capacity ratings are based on manual operation under ideal conditions. If these wheels are going to be moved by mechanically powered equipment, consult us for a reduced capacity rating based on your application.