Spending more isn’t always the best strategy. In fact, when it comes to casters, the best choice often isn’t the most expensive one. Here’s how to evaluate the price-performance trade-off when you’re buying casters.
What’s the task?
Your first question should always be, what load capacity do I need? Remember to divide the total weight load by the number of casters. For example, if your item weighs between 1500 and 2000 pounds and you’re using four casters, you’ll need casters with a load capacity of 500 pounds.
How big?
Bigger casters generally mean easier maneuverability and smoother movement, and they also last longer. Therefore, it’s usually best to choose the largest caster or wheel that’s practical for your application. Be careful not to get casters that are too big if it increases the chances of an item tipping over, thereby causing safety issues. Once you look at a few options that meet your weight load and maneuverability needs, it’s just a matter of finding the right mix of performance, durability, and price. A less expensive option might be perfectly fine for your application, and it could even offer you better performance and longer life.
Call California Caster for expert help
California Caster sells casters and wheels for a wide variety of applications and at prices to fit your budget. Visit our website to find out more, and contact us anytime for expert advice.