If you drive a car, you know how important tires are in getting you moving, allowing you to stop, and maneuver, all while keeping your vehicle in contact with the road. Casters on carts and dollies in industrial settings are no different, they facilitate the fundamental method of movement – rolling.
While caster wheels aren’t the most exciting topic, their importance shouldn’t be overlooked. Taking a little time to understand casters could save you money, time and help reduce safety issues for staff.
For loads mounted on casters, they are the single point of the load in contact with the floor – making them a crucial part of your cart. This means they play a large part in dictating how easy it is to start a load moving, maneuver or steer it, and bring it to a stop – all while supporting your load weight!
Caster wheels are a key factor to consider when it comes to how a load is moved, particularly when using material handling equipment like electric tuggers.