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How to Choose a Castor

WHEN DECIDING ON A CASTOR

Castors in this catalogue are listed with the most popular wheel for that series. Alongside the specifications for these castors is a list of alternative wheels that can be fitted to the series. To confirm sizes and load ratings please refer to wheel pages. The load rating of the castor that you select will be determined by comparing the load rating of the bracket and the wheel, and selecting the lowest of the two load ratings.

GUIDELINES

  • use soft tread for imperfect floors
  • for infrequent use – use hard tread wheels maximum trolley load should not exceed 3x
  • the castor nominal load capacity
  • for intensive use – maximum trolley load should not exceed 2x the castor nominal load
  • capacity bearings will make the wheel easier to move

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN CHOOSING A WHEEL OR CASTOR, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE SUPPLIED:

  • total load to be carried, including mass of trolley
  • floor condition & description ie indoors or outdoors, concrete, good or bad condition etc
  • application, eg hospitals, kitchens, production, hand pushed, towed etc
  • usage: static, intermittent or intensive use
  • any special conditions – dust, water, chemicals, temperature etc
The load rating of a 461 bracket is 250kg
The load rating of a 100mm NY wheel is 200kg
Therefore the load rating of a 461NY is 200kg
The load rating of a 461 bracket is 250kg
The load rating of a 100mm PU wheel is 250kg
Therefore the load rating of a 461PU is 250kg
 

The load rating of a 461 bracket is 250kg
The load rating of a 100mm PVR wheel is 180kg
Therefore the load rating of a 461PVR is 180kg