METAL / STEEL WHEELS - 4" thru 12" wheels - up to 20,000 lbs
Where loads are too heavy for floor protective wheels, or where unusually severe service factors are present, forged steel & Ductile steel caster wheels will do the job. Usually in these applications the user will not consider floor wear as too great a penalty considering the work that is being done. Forged steel caster wheels will damage most factory floors, and thus are generally used on steel plate, in channel, or as V-groove wheels rolling on angle iron track. Forged steel & Ductile steel caster wheels have high ductility and tensile strength, and thus can absorb shock or impact without failure. These solid (spoke-less) wheels are unbreakable in normal service. Their load ratings are limited by bearing capacity only. These steel wheels are capable of temperatures up to 700° F depending upon the application. At temperatures above 400° F continuous, steel roller bearings and spanner bushings can start to anneal.