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5 Variations for Installing the Light Duty Casters on Your Cart

The following diagram Rigid Caster, Swivel Caster.

  1. 2 Rigid casters of the Light Duty Casters on backside of the cart and 2 Swivel casters of the light duty casters on frontage of the cart. This matter is probably the most widely used. Airport cart is an example of this. 2 Swivel casters on frontage functioning as controller on your movement airport cart and the rigid caster allow you to maintain a straight line when pushing the airport cart long distances. Generally this condition used on the straight line not turns to luff and this condition you can not push it sideways.
  2. All Swivel casters of the light duty casters on your cart. This condition used arrangement when you need to maneuver in confined spaces. One of the applications this condition is at shopping cart. Push it sideways; spin in place and make tight turns are the advantage this condition. The disadvantage is that is difficult to move in a straight line when pushing heavy loads long distances.
  3. 2 swivel casters of the Light Duty Casters on backside and 2 swivel casters of the light duty casters on frontage and 2 rigid casters of the light duty casers on the middle of the cart. 4 swivel casters can be the same height and the 2 rigid casters can be slightly larger. This condition can be increase the capacity of the cart. You can turn around within the length of the cart with existence 2 rigid casters in the middle. An example of the cart with this condition is stock cart in manufacture of the carpets.
  4. 1 swivel caster of the Light Duty Caster on the middle of the frontage and 1 swivel caster of the light duty caster on the middle of the backside and 2 rigid casters of the Light Duty Casters on the middle of the cart. The swivel casters can be same height and the rigid casters can be slightly taller.
  5. This condition on # 4 but used all rigid casters of the light duty casters. This design in only used on very light weight cart to move short distances.

From the all variations for installing the light duty casters, # 3 is very good for long cart, # 2 is great for moving small items in small areas and if you have to push to long distance, make sure that you used some rigid casters of the light duty casters.

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