Knowing what kind of caster you need is essential to completing your project as efficiently as possible. Purchasing a high-quality caster is the first step, but you also need to know whether you need a light duty, medium-duty or heavy-duty caster. For decades, Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling has been supplying home and business owners in Long Island, New York City and New Jersey with the mobility solutions they need.
If you don’t have the right kind of caster, you run the risk of your caster under-performing and compromising your project. They realize that knowing the difference between a light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty caster isn’t a part of everyone’s basic knowledge, but they’re here to explain the difference.
With more capability than light-duty casters, a medium-duty caster is designed to support weight from 500 to 1,500 pounds. They’re used for everything from hotel luggage carts to hospital beds, and are useful in a wide range of industries. Most are crafted from cold-formed, heat-treated steel and hold up well to everyday abuses. They’re usually more than the average homeowner needs for occasional mobility purposes, but they’re invaluable pieces of equipment for the successful running of commercial businesses like restaurants, manufacturing plants, and warehouses.
For serious weight, you’ll need a heavy-duty caster. Heavy-duty casters are engineered to roll up to 20,000 pounds with ease. They’re most commonly found in industrial settings where they’re responsible for the transport of large, extremely heavy equipment. When choosing a heavy-duty caster, there are several options to consider. Choose a caster with a swivel feature for precise maneuvering or forged steel legs for extra durability. Heavy-duty casters are fixtures on trucks, heavy engine stands, and assembly line trucks.
No matter how specialized the application, Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling can help you specify the right casters for any job. Let them put their 50 plus years of experience to work for you by stopping by either of their two Greater New York showrooms or by calling them today at (631) 650-0500 to seek advice from a factory trained professional. Visit their website to start shopping for your light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty casters today.