Inevitably, you will need to move something much heavier than you. A leaky refrigerator, an armoire that needs to be dusted, or a desk that needs to be moved. A caster wheel remarkably bears most of the weight of these heavy objects, freeing you to move them – by yourself, without hurting your back. The caster wheel, which can easily be added to the base of furniture with screws, is held in place by a yoke. The yoke holds most of the weight, while freeing the wheels to rotate around the axle as the furniture is being pushed. By flipping the lever on the caster wheel down, the wheels lock in place –keeping the object stationary once it reaches its final resting place.
A leveling caster does exactly what it says – it “levels” any appliance or furniture that is not evenly balanced. These casters work by inserting a chemical rubber pad at the yoke of the caster, to compensate for the un-level leg – or an uneven floor. You can adjust the amount of leveling needed to bring things back into balance. These too, can be locked into place.
Plate casters are available in light, medium or heavy duty, with weight capacities up to 350 pounds to 3000 pounds, on 3” to 8” diameter wheels. They are also available in polyurethane, soft rubber, and thermoplastic elastomer. The heavy-duty casters is made from drop forged steel, which is stronger than cast iron. They are covered in corrosion resistant zinc plated. These casters use the highest quality brake available, the face contract brake.
Casters are a reliable combination of steel and strength to provide feather-light maneuverability to your heaviest objects. You can find an extensive inventory for a wide variety of casters at Acess Casters Inc. For help is determining which caster fits your needs, selecting the proper wheel type and size, call us at (877) 881-6814