Why choose Wheelco for your gate castors
Wheelco has been providing castors, wheels and materials handling solutions for over a quarter of a century. We’re New Zealand owned and operated, with headquarters in Tauranga and servicing customers nationwide. We supply supermarkets, factories, transport and logistics, construction, corporate and DIYers. Our range of gate castors has been selected for their quality and functionality - we understand how important it is for a gate to be reliable to open and close. Wheelco helps each customer find the right part for their needs - if you don’t quite know where to start, our team can help.
Quality matters when putting wheels on your gate
A gate that requires a castor is typically heavy weight and needs to alleviate pressure on the hinges. A castor affixed to the bottom of the gate needs to be resistant to the hard wearing use over the course of years. The mount must be heavy duty steel to ensure it’s not susceptible to warping over time. It also needs to be securely fixed to the gate with high grade bolts.
There are choices when it comes to wheel type, with solid nylon or rubber the most common - pneumatic wheels are an option too. Regardless, the wheel itself must be resistant to constant, heavily-weighted pressure both stationary and when moved. The wheel needs to get across debris like stones without wearing out quickly. And most gates are exposed to the elements, so every gate castor should be built with parts that withstand wet weather and a range of temperatures without shifting out of alignment. It’s these considerations and more that we make when selecting our range. You can buy with confidence from Wheelco, knowing we only supply high quality gate castors up for the task.
Important things to know about selecting a gate castor
First you need to establish what sort of mounting plate/solution you’re after. We provide a number of different side mount formats that help you position the castor to your requirements. Our mounts come in both fixed options - great for flat surfaces with little resistance, and spring-loaded for applications where the gate needs to swing across an incline or uneven surface. This spring loaded option helps the wheel tackle rocks, tools or other items that are left in the gate’s way.
You should also consider what the weight of your gates are and leave headroom when you choose a rated weight capacity for your gate castor. While we certainly don’t recommend mistreating gates, sometimes they are put under extra weight such as being climbed or leant on. The right type of gate castor can help, along with a substantial hinge, prevent the gate from falling out of alignment.
Installing your gate castor is reasonably straightforward for any qualified tradesperson to do. Our castors come packaged with the mounting and wheel all as one - with included bolts to affix to your gate. If you need guidance with correct positioning of your gate castor, our team can help. You’ll want to ensure that the wheel doesn’t leave the ground unless you’ve got a sturdy lock into the ground that can support the weight of the gate.
Find a range of tyres wheels for your gate
Our range has been curated based on the needs of the industries we supply to. However, sometimes a gate requires a bespoke mount, weight rating, wheel type or size. We are known for our custom wheel options, sourcing and assembling parts made for your specific job. If you don’t find what you’re looking for within our standard gate castor range, the team can offer some advice, build a solution or source exactly the castor you need.