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Heavy Duty Castors & Castor Wheels

Are you searching for castors and wheels that can support a heavy load? BlueTrolley is a leading UK supplier of heavy duty castors and heavy duty castor wheels suitable for industrial and commercial use. The journey towards health and safety in the workplace is one of constant improvement. Making sure that your castors and castor wheels are in top condition is one of the most important aspects of stock moving and handling equipment management. Particularly with some equipment designed to carry loads anywhere up to 1000kg that needs extra heavy duty castors and wheels that work perfectly.

If your trucks, trolleys or warehouse cages are beginning to bump across the floor or becoming difficult to steer, this will usually indicate that you have a problem with either your castors or castor wheels. For equipment built to take heavy loads, it's not difficult to see that these issues not only represent a serious hazard but might also cause physical damage to your floors and warehouse racking leading to much more expensive repairs.

Luckily, for an issue that can have such a significant impact, sorting it out is relatively easy and inexpensive. Even heavy duty wheels and castors are easy to replace providing you choose a suitable replacement. Removing a castor wheel or a full castor assembly and fitting replacements takes no more than a few minutes and some very basic hand tools.

Scroll down below the products to read more about your options for heavy duty castors and heavy duty castor wheels.

 

The 3 Main Types of Castor for Heavy Duty Use

If upon examining your castors you discover that your castor assembly is buckled out of shape or dented, replacing the full castor assembly complete with new wheels is most likely your best option. You will need to check your existing castors so that you can replace them with a similarly functioning set. Within a set of 4 castors featured on this category page there are normally three options:

  1. Swivel Castors: Heavy-duty castors that swivel provide the ability to steer your truck, trolley or roll cage. They will be situated at the front for equipment designed to push and at the rear for equipment designed to pull. When your moving equipment is veering off it is normally due to an issue with these.
  2. Fixed Castors: Fixed castors provide the stability you need for that extra control over the direction your equipment is heading. Often, these castors will remain in better condition because they are not subject to the same strains and potential for tyre wear and flat-spotting as swivel castors.
  3. Brake Castors: It goes without saying that the ability to apply a brake is an essential equipment safety function. One or more of the castors will certainly incorporate a braking mechanism and you should make sure you include one when ordering your replacement castors.

If your castor assembly seems to be in good condition but you are still getting problems, it is most likely the wheel bearings and a simple castor wheel replacement could do the trick. Here at BlueTrolley we have all of the possibilities covered with a wide choice of extra heavy duty castors and castor wheels.

A close inspection of your existing equipment might reveal that the load capacity and wheel size is stamped on the side to make finding an exact replacement that much easier.

 

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Heavy Duty Castors – Material and Tyre Choices

Load-bearing capacity

Heavy duty use requires that you pay attention to both the weight of the trolley and the anticipated maximum weight of the load it will carry.  Our stock of replacements take you right up to the 1000 kg castor wheels maximum load capacity.

Generally, a larger wheel size manufactured in metals like cast iron and steel will be needed to distribute the weight evenly. Weight-bearing castors often come without tyres which is fine for outside use and for hard concrete floors resistant to damage. The type of bearing also has an impact on load capacity. Wheels with stronger roller bearings are normally used for heavy duty purposes.

If you have flooring that might be damaged by bare metal castors, we have a selection of metal castor wheels for heavy duty that use tyres to soften the impact. Your tyre choices include:

  • Rubber tyres: for a resilient and smooth-running surface coating for metal wheels. Less likely to damage hard flooring, we can supply wheels and castors fitted with either solid rubber tyres that will never puncture or elastic rubber tyres for smoother running.
  • Polypropylene tyres: Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer that has become popular for use with heavy duty castors and wheels. Polypropylene is a robust material that is resistant to moisture, oil and chemicals and has a temperature operating window that goes from -20 right up to +60 degrees centigrade. With vibration and noise dampening properties and a high load capacity this is a fantastic multi-purpose material.
  • Plastic and nylon tyres: although not suitable for extra heavy duty castors, they are an option for:
    • 200kg castors
    • 300 kg castor wheels
    • 400kg castors
    • 500kg castors

These are castors and wheels designed for low to medium load-bearing capacity which can be seen on our Wheels & Castors page.


Why Choose BlueTrolley for Heavy Duty Castors & Wheels?

Materials and stock moving equipment specialists


First and foremost we are industry specialists and have been manufacturing our range of industrial trucks, trolleys and cages since 1995. We only source the best quality materials and accessories from within the UK. By choosing us, you are trusting in the expertise of our buyers to find the finest products at the best prices with the benefit of avoiding lower quality mass-produced products that will not stand the test of time


Customer Service Front and Centre

We understand that our reputation and as a result, the future of our business depends on the levels of customer service we provide. Approachable, flexible and with our customers front and centre, giving you an excellent customer experience is our top priority.

With a huge range of off the shelf products and spares, we aim to deliver your order rapidly and free of charge on orders totalling over £100. If, in the unlikely event that you have an issue, our fair returns policy means that we will go to work to put things right without delay.


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