Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Advantages of Non Marking Casters Wheels

5" Pemco PolyKat Shopping Cart Caster replacement Wheels, Polyurethane
Polyurethane Shopping Cart Wheel
There are several types of wheels that are non marking and choosing the right one for you can be a challenge. We are here to help, while non marking caster wheels have some great advantages they have some deficiencies as well and depending on the wheel material they have different characteristics. 

Polyurethane Wheels
Polyurethane wheels are a great non marking wheel with great rolling, wear and abrasion resistance characteristics, they also offer some cushioning.
These wheels can handle more weight than a rubber wheel and are less affected by the elements / weather and can handle rough surfaces, like concrete and asphalt and still protect a smooth painted or finished flooring. For these reasons grocery stores use polyurethane on there shopping cart casters as well as heavy duty industrial will use a polyurethane tread on their carts and equipment if they need to protect a floor.

gray non marking rubber wheel, xs wheel, performa wheel
Albion XS Gray Rubber Wheel
Rubber Wheels
Rubber wheels are not all non marking, black rubber will usually leave skid marks but will protect a floors finish. For a truly non marking rubber wheel, we suggest "Soft Gray Rubber". This wheel still has decent weight capacities but have excellent cushioning wear resistance, along with quiet smooth rolling operation. these will wear more quickly that the polyurethane but is much quieter. These are often seen on hospital carts and equipment, laboratories, food processing plants and even Home Depot and Lowes use a soft rubber wheel on some of there larger dollies and lumber carts to avoid excessive noise. Some great, commonly used wheels are the BuyCasters Xtra Soft Rubber, the Albion XS Wheel and the Colson Performa wheels. All are excellent quality, come in a variety of sizes and offer the floor protection you will need. 

What ever your needs we can keep you rolling at Buy Casters, call toll free if you have any questions about what caster or wheel is right for you! 
1-855-943-3511 (1-855-WHEEL11)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shopping Cart Casters and Replacement Wheels

grocery cart casters and wheelsGo to any grocery store or department store and you will see an abundance of casters and wheels. The most common would be the shopping cart casters. These casters and wheels take a lot of abuse from excessive use and from the elements. Just because the wheels are bad does not mean the shopping cart is not worth saving. These cart casters and wheels are out doors in rain, snow and heat, they roll over transitions in and out of stores and are used on rough concrete or asphalt in the parking lots. A quality universal replacement caster and wheel is a necessity to keep your carts rolling smoothly and quietly. 

Pemco PolyKat 5" Shopping Cart Caster,
At BuyCasters.com we sell Pemco and an in house brand, Pemco is an OEM supplier of several cart manufacturers.These are perfect and in some cases exact replacements for your worn wheels. Made from the highest quality polyurethane and using sealed bearings they are extremely durable. 5" Polyurethane wheels are an industry standard because they handle the elements, offer some cushioning and handle heavy loads all while being safe on all flooring. We offer other wheels like a cheaper thermo plastic and a soft rubber but in most cases the polyurethane is the way to go. All wheels and casters are available in  4" and 5" diameters.

Replacing these casters and wheels is as easy as removing one nut and bolt and the new ones simply bolt back up into place, often times when removing the old bolts and axles they may become damaged due to corrosion and rust, new axles are available at an affordable price.

Check out our wide selection and great prices on our website www.buycasters.com or call Toll Free 1-855-943-3511for assistance. Quantity discounts are available on the website or by request.