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Caster Wheel Material Application Guide by CasterHQ, LLC

Ultimate Guide | Expertise From CasterHQ

Why Trust CasterHQ's Material Application Guide?

This comprehensive guide offers in-depth information on caster wheel materials suitable for various applications. From shock-absorbing soft wheels to heavy-duty options, our guide helps you make an informed choice.

Custom Solutions & Expert Support

Can't find what you need? Our professional team can help you customize casters and wheels to meet unique requirements, including weight capacities exceeding 40,000 lbs.

Considerations for Selecting Caster Wheels

Our guide considers multiple factors including floor type, obstacles, and chemical exposure to help you make the right decision.

Contact Us for Personalized Assistance

For any questions, call us at 844-439-4335 or email us and a Caster Expert will assist you.

Premium Rubber Wheels Collection by CasterHQ

Unmatched Quality | Reliability You Can Trust

Distinct Features of CasterHQ's Rubber Wheels

  • Softer texture than polyurethane, offering smooth movement.
  • Resistant to a vast range of chemicals & solvents below 10% acidity.
  • Gray rubber ensures non-marking while black rubber marks surfaces.
  • Crowned rubber performs best on carpets; Flat rubber is tailored for hard floors.
  • Exceptional in maneuvering over obstacles, uneven floors, gaps, and slippery surfaces.
  • Absorbs shocks and safeguards floors.

Important Usage Guidelines

  • Avoid overloading rubber wheels above 50% of their capacity for long durations; this can result in flat spots.
  • Exposure to certain chemicals can wear off bonding agents.
  • For optimal longevity, do not expose wheels to temperatures exceeding 150°F.

CasterHQ's Rubber Wheel Variants

Polyurethane Wheels by CasterHQ

High-Performance | Premium Material Durability

Benefits & Characteristics:

Polyurethane wheels are known for being non-marking and non-conductive. Engineered with precision, they're injection molded and are bonded both mechanically and chemically to a robust polyolefin center. With superior resistance against grease, oil, cutting, and abrasive wear, they undoubtedly outclass rubber wheels.

Note: They're not recommended for poor floor conditions or for situations involving shocks, abuse, overloading, obstructions, or prolonged storage.

Varieties & Load Capacities:

Upgrade to CasterHQ's polyurethane wheels today for top-tier performance and longevity.

Premium Phenolic Wheels by CasterHQ

Durability | Resistant to Common Solvents

Why Opt for CasterHQ's Phenolic Wheels?

Fabricated from a mix of macerated canvas and resin, these wheels are molded under extreme heat and pressure. They are an ideal choice for smooth concrete surfaces and are perfect for storage purposes.

  • Resistant Qualities: These wheels stand strong against grease, oil, gas, and mild acids, ensuring longevity and hassle-free usage.
  • Temperature Range: Phenolic wheels function optimally in a temperature range of -40F to 250F degrees.
  • Note: They're not designed for wet environments and can be affected by strong acids or alkaline solutions.

Discover our comprehensive range of Phenolic Wheels crafted for durability and efficiency. Click here to explore the collection.

Pneumatic Wheels: High-Quality, Durable, Non-Marking Tires by CasterHQ

Top Quality | Maximized Durability & Comfort

Why Choose CasterHQ's Pneumatic Wheels?

  • Our black tires are non-marking provided they move freely.
  • Highly Recommended for use with swivel casters but it's not a requirement.
  • Best in class for noise and shock absorption.
  • Provides a very cushioned ride, perfect for fragile or delicate cargo, rough terrains like gravel, or on grass.

Foam Filled Pneumatic Wheels

Our Foam-Filled Pneumatic Wheels are designed to last longer while requiring less effort to roll.

Upgrade to CasterHQ's Pneumatic Wheels and experience unparalleled ride comfort and durability. For our complete range of air-filled pneumatic wheels, click here.

Forged Steel & Ductile Steel Wheels by CasterHQ

Unparalleled Strength | Premium Industrial Quality

Why Choose CasterHQ's Forged & Ductile Steel Wheels?

Engineered for unmatched performance, our wheels are ideal for environments that demand resilience against extreme weights—beyond what regular wheels can support.

  • Heavy-Duty: Tailored for exceptional weight requirements.
  • Floor Compatibility: Not designed for floor protection and may damage factory floors.
  • Heat Resistance: Can withstand temperatures up to 700 F degrees.

Available Materials

Polyolefin Wheels by CasterHQ

Optimal Performance | Perfect for Wet & Corrosive Applications

Why Polyolefin Wheels from CasterHQ?

Innovatively crafted, our wheels are injected molded using a blend of thermoplastic polymers, resulting in a one-piece solid and sanitary design. The outcome? Wheels that excel in wet and corrosive environments.


Demonstrating high resistance, our Polyolefin Wheels stand up against numerous commonly found liquids, enhancing their longevity and versatility.

Dive deeper into our range of Polyolefin (Industrial Plastic) Wheels and find the ideal match for your needs.

High-Temperature Caster Wheels by CasterHQ

Premium Quality | Suited for Extreme Heat Conditions

Types of High-Temperature Caster Wheels:

HTPhenolic Wheels

Crafted from fiberglass, HTPhenolic wheels are the ideal choice for dry heat applications. From powder coating, bakery convection, to dry heat autoclaves, these wheels ensure optimal performance.

Glass-Filled Nylon Wheels

Tailored for moist heat conditions, Glass-Filled Nylon wheels excel in environments like smokehouses and areas with water and steam. For optimal usage, these wheels are recommended on smooth surfaces.

Explore Our Collection:

Discover a wide range of high-temperature wheels tailored to meet your industrial needs. Click here to view our full collection.

Gray Iron Caster Wheels by CasterHQ

High Capacity | Affordable & Efficient

Key Features of Gray Iron Caster Wheels:

  • Offers superior capacity and is more budget-friendly compared to forged steel.
  • Ideal for usage on woodblock or smooth, hardened concrete surfaces.
  • Might cause deterioration on untreated concrete.
  • Not suggested for floors aiming for cargo protection.
  • Gray iron provides durability and wear-resistance, but doesn't match the impact strength of ductile or forged steel.

Browse Our Gray Iron Steel Wheels Collection:

For a comprehensive list and details of our Gray Iron Steel Wheels, click here.

Machined Steel Wheels by CasterHQ

Premium Quality | Durable & High-Performance

Why Opt for CasterHQ's Machined Steel Wheels?

Precision-machined from select hot-rolled steel bar stock, our wheels stand out in the industry.

Resilience & Performance

Known for their resistance to shock loads, they guarantee unparalleled strength, endurance, and functionality.

Dive into our extensive collection of machined steel wheels for a solution tailored to your needs. Click here to view our offerings.

V-Groove Caster Wheels by CasterHQ: Master Your Equipment Movement

Competitive Pricing | Exceptional Design

Why Choose CasterHQ's V-Groove Caster Wheels?

Our V-Groove Caster Wheels are ingeniously designed to roll on inverted angle iron tracks, guiding your equipment with unparalleled precision.

  • Elevated Track: The innovative design minimizes issues due to floor debris, ensuring a smooth movement.
  • Dual-Purpose Tread: When not operating on a track, the wheel tread on both sides of the V-groove allows for seamless movement on flat floors.

To view our complete collection of grooved wheels, click here.

Single Flanged Track Wheels by CasterHQ

Premium Quality | Built for Durability and Precision

Key Features of CasterHQ's Flanged Track Wheels

Our Single Flanged Track Wheels are expertly crafted to:

  • Run on ASCE Rail or other distinct types.
  • Be available in robust Iron or Heavy-Duty Nylon.
  • Offer customizability in sizes, keyways, bore sizes, and drive wheels.

Explore Our Comprehensive Grooved Wheels Collection

Dive into an extensive range of grooved wheels tailored to your needs. Click here to view the full selection and find the perfect fit for your applications.

Double Flanged Track Wheels by CasterHQ

Industry-Grade Performance | High-Quality Material Choices

What Makes Our Double Flanged Track Wheels Stand Out?

  • Optimized to run on ASCE Rail and various other types.
  • Material options of Iron or Heavy Duty Nylon wheels ensure durability and versatility.
  • We cater to your specific requirements with Custom Sizes, Keyways, Bore Sizes, and Drive Wheels.

Explore Our Range of Grooved Wheels

To see our comprehensive collection of Double Flanged Track Wheels, click here.

Experience unmatched quality and performance with CasterHQ's Double Flanged Track Wheels. Shop now for enhanced efficiency and reliability.