When picking casters for your furniture, hand carts, or other purposes, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what you need. However, it is important to choose the right kind; otherwise, your casters won’t work properly. Fortunately, Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling, headquartered in Farmingdale, NY, with a store front in NYC, have put together this guide on how to pick the right casters for the job.
Follow these guidelines when choosing which casters are right for your purpose:
- Hard Wheels: If you plan to use casters to roll over carpeted or soft surfaces, you want hard wheels. That means they’ll likely be made out of a hard polyurethane, stainless steel hard rubber or cast iron. The thicker the carpet is, the wider the casters should be so they can easily stay on top of the plush fibers.
- Soft Wheels: On hard surfaces, you want to use soft wheels. Ones made from rubber will keep your floors from sustaining damage from the casters. The softer wheels will also help with traction as you roll cargo, which makes them safer and more reliable.
- Weight Considerations: You also want to take into account the weight of whatever it is you’re rolling. Keep in mind that casters have their own weight ratings, so before buying them, ensure they can handle the total weight. Divide the total weight of your load by the number of casters you are using. For instance, if you have a 400-pound load on four casters, each one should have a 100-pound minimum weight capacity.
If you need help picking the right casters for the job or need to place an order for casters and wheels, contact Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling today. Call (631) 650-0500 or visit their website for more information on their selection of casters and services offered.