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Choosing castors can make your head spin

31-08-2010
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Choosing castors can make your head spin

 

Often much maligned when a trolley won’t track in a straight line or roll along smoothly, there is a lot more to wheels and castors than meets the eye.  
 
The original choice of wheels and castors for a particular trolley or application can mean the difference between the trolley being a great performer or a dud.  
 
There are many considerations when choosing wheels and castors.
 
Is it the right tyre material and wheel shape? What is the most suitable wheel diameter?
 
Should I have them all swivelling or a combination of swivel and rigid? 
 
Also, the final configuration when they are assembled to the trolley base will all have an impact on performance and lifespan.  
 
Choose a castor or wheel that is too big and the trolley or load will be unstable. 
 
Select a wheel with a very hard tyre and noise might become an issue – too soft and you won’t be able to move it easily under load.  
 
Some wheels will mark floors, some will wear rapidly on abrasive surfaces.
 
QHDC Australia has a range numbering in the thousands when it comes to choosing the best wheels and castors for the job.  
 
Backed by a team with more than 80 combined industry experience in the industry they can help customers to make the right choice.
 
QHDC will display its range at National Manufacturing Week – Stand 2303 in Melbourne from May 7-10.
 
QHDC Australia P/L
Ph 07 5593 4718

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