The Advantages of a Rigid Caster Wheel

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If you’re looking for a sturdy caster for your workplace, consider a rigid cylinder. Its design allows it to resist twisting and turns while maintaining stability and strength. Also, rigid cylinders are ideal for reducing workplace injuries, including overexertion and over-stretching. The advantages of rigid casters are clear: they’re more durable, more substantial, and lower cost.

Larger diameter wheels

Generally, larger wheels are more durable than smaller ones. They won’t bog down on mats or carpets, and they won’t tangle with cords. This is good because large casters can often skid and cause a tangle. Additionally, larger caster wheels are better for caster stands and mobile cabinets with a low standover height. The following are a few things to keep in mind when buying larger diameter rigid caster wheels for your application.

When choosing larger diameter rigid caster wheel, consider the load rating. A wheel’s load rating represents the total capacity of the wheels. It’s important to remember that each caster adds to the overall load rating, so you want to choose a wheel that can accommodate the load. Larger wheels have a higher load rating, but smaller ones have lower load ratings. In addition, the casters are more durable and more expensive, so you want to be sure that you’ll have plenty of spares.


Several components contribute to the strength of a rigid caster wheel. For example, king bolts are high-strength steel and contain a slotted nut and cotter pin. In addition, the base pressure fitting serves as the complete swivel, and the wheel’s hub is lubricated. Both of these components contribute to the strength of the caster. In addition, some rigid casters are shock-absorbing, which means that they can absorb a large amount of shock from heavy loads.

Another critical feature of a rigid caster wheel is its material. Different materials offer different characteristics, from easy to roll and abrasion-resistant to corrosive and high-temperature resistance. On the other hand, Formed steel wheels are nearly indestructible and offer high-impact strength, rollability, and load capacity. Pneumatic caster wheels also provide high resistance to oil and are highly resistant to corrosive environments.


The durability of a rigid caster wheel is determined by the materials used in making the wheels. A polyurethane wheel is highly durable and offers excellent abrasion resistance. In addition, 1/4-inch steel construction ensures smooth rolling. Various industries utilize this caster wheel in many applications, including warehousing, hospitality, food service, and retail displays. This type of wheel features a patented poly-on-poly construction for extreme durability. It also features Dual Quad X precision ball bearings for smooth performance and effortless mobility.

The main difference between a rigid caster wheel and a swivel caster is the materials used. A rigid caster wheel has a fixed frame and no kingpin, and a swivel caster wheel pivots around a heavyweight; and both types have their advantages, but rigid caster wheels are more durable. High-capacity wheels are abrasion-resistant and are often abrasion-resistant, while kingpin-type casters are highly corrosive-resistant.


The cost of a rigid caster wheel will vary, but a few factors will determine its capacity: the object’s weight, the material the wheels are made of, and the number of casters. Typically, a caster wheel with a larger diameter will roll faster and cover more ground in one roll, but this comes with a drawback: a large wheel will raise the center of gravity, causing damage to the object. Therefore, you should choose a wheel with a larger capacity than the amount of weight you need it to move, as a rigid caster will likely not cope.

There are two types of rigid caster wheels: plate mount and stem mount. You should ensure the caster wheel you purchase is compatible with your existing mounting system. You can also select a lube axle if you prefer. Rigid casters can support up to 350 pounds of weight, depending on your wheel. These caster wheels are zinc-plated for corrosion-resistant materials. On the other hand, polyolefin wheels are better for floors that are not too smooth.