A caster is a wheel that is able to spin in all directions. They are commonly seen on the front of shopping carts. However, that is not the only type of caster that is available. There are various features that casters have which can help you to perform your job more quickly, safely and efficiently. The features that you choose will have a lot to do with the jobs that you plan on performing with your new casters. Here are a few examples of the features that are available to you.
- There are brakes that are available on certain types of casters.
Will you be constantly rolling your casters up and down a ramp or other inclined surface? If so, you really should buy casters that have brakes attached to them. This will allow you to safely stop your cart on the inclined surface without having the danger of it rolling down the incline and running into someone. This will make your office or warehouse a much safer working environment. You will be able to find an assortment of large casters that have brakes.
- Certain casters are not able to get a flat.
It goes without saying that getting a flat tire on your caster can be a major bummer. This will require you to replace the caster. It will also slow down your work considerably. You might not even have a replacement caster. There are casters which are solid and are not filled with air. Therefore, they are unable to be punctured and cannot go flat. This is a huge advantage because it means you will not need to worry about getting a flat tire ever again.
- There are casters that have the ability to have their height adjusted.
You might have a need to make your cart taller or shorter. There are casters that will allow you to do this. The stem that the caster is connected to can be extended and locked into the new height. This can be useful to prevent tall people from having to bend over to push a cart.