Its construction, size and type determine each wheels load capacity rating. By calculating the load required for a task, we can correctly specify the type of wheel to employ, the number needed and even the optimal placement. These calculations include a “safety margin” based on the conditions of the task undertaken.
Our wheel surface materials provide a range of different hardness options. But merely choosing the “toughest” wheel for the job is not always the best answer. The hardness (or softness) of your wheel affects many factors, including rolling performance, operator comfort, noise, potential damage to flooring and more.
The operator’s most significant amount of physical work is overcoming the starting resistance, ie, getting things rolling. You can’t change the flooring surface type, but choosing the correct wheel size, tread, hardness, and bearing can help reduce the initial rolling resistance. These factors also affect the wheel once in motion.
Choosing the right tyre material to suit your environment’s hazards is crucial to ensure your wheels’ functionality and longevity. Your tyres may need to be chemical or corrosion resistant, abrasion resistant, heat resistant, slip-resistant or a combination of multiple factors depending on your task or environment.
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Talk to the Wheelco team about the best Solid Wheel option for your project. Our knowledgeable staff will ensure you have the right solution.