Care Tips for Castor Wheels

Castor wheels make many types of material handling equipment much more versatile. A castor wheel has a unique design and can be mounted to material-handling equipment or even a large object that you desire to move. The use of castor wheels makes it much more feasible to move large items in industrial settings. A castor can come with a single or double wheel depending on the size of load being moved. When you begin using castor wheels on a regular basis to move large equipment and materials, it is unavoidable that these wheels will show signs of wear and tear over time. The only way to ensure that the castor wheels you use will last and work efficiently is to make sure that they are properly maintained. This means that you need to become familiar with proper care tips once you begin using castor wheels in any industrial setting.


Even though different types of castor wheels have slightly different designs, they all come equipped with some type of fasteners. This means that you need to be sure that the frame of the wheel is sturdy enough by evaluating and tightening the fasteners regularly. Over time the nuts and bolts positioned around the frame of the wheel can become weakened. It is easier to get a better look at the fasteners on the castor wheel by turning it on its side. If you notice that the wheel is squeaking when it is in use, you likely have a nut or bolt that has become loosened. Making sure that the fasteners are always tight is the most effective way to ensure that no severe damage occurs to the wheel frame.

Wheel Surface

It is also recommended that you regularly check the surface of the wheel for wear. Just like any type of wheel castor wheels do wear over time and lose tread. This means that you need to inspect the wheel for tread wear that is visible. In most cases, you will often be able to pinpoint a flat spot on the wheel. When you have a flat spot that is noticeable, this means that you have an area on the wheel where the tread has completely worn away. Most flat spots are due to some type of foreign material that has accumulated on the wheel. This type of foreign material can often be very small, but it can still cause damage to the wheel. If you do not have good tread on the tire, you will not be able to steer the load very effectively and will likely lose control.