Total Locking Stem Caster Model K3A
“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.”
Total Locking Stem Caster Model K3A Features:
Typical Application Use for the Total Locking Stem Caster Model K3A Series:
Swivel Radius for Casters with the Total-Lock Brake – ALL SIZES – 5″
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.
Threaded Stem Casters should NOT be used as a “Leveling Device”! Capacity ratings are based on the weight being directly on the top of the swivel bearing, not somewhere above it on the threaded stem.
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
We do not provide the nuts to attach threaded stem casters. Threaded Stem Casters should NOT be used as a "Leveling Device"! The weight should be supported by the top of the swivel bearing of the caster, not somewhere above it on the threaded stem.
T-Nuts for Threaded Stems:
T-Nuts can be used to secure our threaded stem casters to wooden items. Here we show the typical use of the T-Nut for both a Horizontal and a Vertical Application.
In the Horizontal Application, you would drill a hole equal to the diameter of the barrel of the T-Nut and completely thru your wood. Hammer the T-Nut into the hole and thread your caster in from the bottom. This is the strongest mounting.
The Vertical Application is for attaching casters to the bottom of legs and into the end grain of the wood. This is not an exceptionally strong way to mount! Drill your hole equal to the diameter of the barrel of the T-Nut and to the depth of the length of the stem of the caster plus about 1/4″. Apply 2 part epoxy to the T-Nut for additional strength. Hammer the T-Nut into the hole and thread your caster in from the bottom. You must use epoxy as we have had problems with some woods where the nuts ( and the casters ) fall off.
Grip Ring Stem:
Expanding Rubber Stem:
|Stem #||ID of Tubing||Rubber Range ( smallest size to largest size )|
|ER9||3/4″||.720″ to .851″|
|ER27||7/8″||.852″ to .927″ ( fits 1″ O.D. 16 or 18 Gauge )|
|ER28||1″||.928″ to 1.029″|
|ER29||1 1/8″||1.030″ to 1.140″|
|ER17||1 1/4″||1.178″ to 1.303″|
|ER25||1 3/8″||1.360″ to 1.425″|
|ER26||1 1/2″||1.426″ to 1.589″ ( fits 1 5/8″ O.D. 16 or 18 Gauge )|
|ER21||1 13/16″||1.790″ to 1.850″|