All casters, including removable casters, are complete wheel and horn assemblies which, when attached to a piece of equipment, allow it to move. There are many types of removable casters such as swivel, rigid, ball bearing, wheel locking, brake, shock absorbing, electrostatic and non-marking casters. Casters can also be mounted on a special plate that allows them to slide in and out on a track.
The biggest advantage removable casters offer is that they are easy to replace. Every day use, chemicals, high temperatures, dirt and debris can cause a caster to fail. Constantly rolling over rough or uneven floors can also damage a caster. Removable caster wheels are useful if an application changes and a different type of wheel is needed. When very large equipment is being shipped, removable casters can be taken off to reduce the space being used in the transport trailer or cargo hold.
The following checklist will help you chose the correct removable casters for your application:
1. What kind of load capacity will the removable casters bear?
2. What wheel tread width is needed?
3. What wheel diameter is needed?
4. How far off the floor do the removable caster wheels need to stand?
5. What is the floor surface?
Buy removable casters for light duty applicationsLight duty removable casters are used on interior furniture, office chairs, health aids such as walkers, free standing shelving and shopping carts.
Find general duty industrial and commercial removable castersExamples of general duty casters can be found on stock carts, bakery racks, food service equipment, furniture dollies and platform trucks.
Purchase heavy duty removable casters onlineIndustrial removable casters are used on cargo containers, heavy duty platform trucks, heavy equipment and pianos.
- Removable furniture casters are commonly designed with a steel peg at the top that simply slides into a pre-drilled hole on the underside of the furniture.