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Extra Heavy Duty Casters Can Hold a Car

Before you can determine caster wheels that can hold a car, you must know how weigh a car? And you also know how weight a trolley or base placed casters? Each weight of cars are different, it’s depend from car models and car types. Average compact cars range in weight from 3000 to 4500 pounds, mid-size cars and sedans have a weight range of 4,500 pounds to 5,500 pounds depending on model. Light trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles or SUVs can weigh between 5,000 pounds to 7,000 pounds. The larger pick-up trucks range from 7,500 to 12,000 pounds. There are a few cars in the ‘supermini’ class which I guess you don’t have at all in the states ( Fiat Punto, Renault Clio) which are 900-1100kg (450-550 pounds). Most of the smaller family cars are about 1000-1400kg or 500-700 pounds (Ford Focus, VW Golf) Bigger saloons are maybe 1500-1800kg or 750-900 pounds (BMW 5 series, Jaguar XJ) Really big cars & 4x4s car be anything up to 3000kg or 1500 pounds ( Merc S, Range Rover).


After you know average gross vehicle weight (GVW) each car models, now you can determining a caster wheels to used.  An examples, car weight 1500 pounds and trolley weight 500 pounds total weight 2000pounds, it’s mean you must choose a caster wheels with 2000pouds load capacity. If you place 4 caster wheels in your trolleys then the load divide to 4, but then its condition no safety. For more safety the load divide to 3, so you need a caster wheel with load capacity is 2000 pounds divide to 3. It’s mean you must find a caster wheels with minimum load capacity 666 pounds.

Actuality a caster wheel with load capacity 666 pounds is significant number, but you should know that a caster wheel who choose not necessarily comfortable. There is one thing that must be considered when selecting caster wheels for extra heavy loads are the wheel diameter size. If you choose the size of the diameter wheel is too small it causes trouble driven your trolley. Choose large a diameter of the wheel enough to be easily driven.

If you need a trolley to straight movement not turning, I recommended to install with all rigid caster wheel, but if you need a trolley can be move freely that you should to install all swivel caster wheels. I recommend if you wish to use caster wheels that can hold a car, use extra heavy duty casters

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