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General castors

Wide range of castors, from light duty to heavy duty industrial castors.

  • Light to medium duty castors

  • General to heavy duty castors


Twin series castors

twin series castors

Features

12 months warranty

Fork options

Mount type

Plate
plate option

Threaded Pintle
threaded plate option

Friction Stem
friction stem option

Friction Stem
friction stem option

Castor type

Hooded

Hooded

Hooded

Hooded

Hooded

Hooded

Mount Height

61

61

61

61

61

61

Swept Radius

46

60

46

60

46

46

Wheel options

bearing type

Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diametre
x Width

mm

tyre material



Castor Type

Fork Type

fork type

Swivel Plate

swivel plate

Wheel brake

wheel brake

3/8” Pintle

3/8 pintle

3/8” Pintle

Wheel Brake
pintle wheel brake

Friction Stem

friction stem

Friction Stem

friction stem

Plain

40kg

50

Hooded

 

TW50P

TW50PBR

TW5038

TW5038BR

TW50CJ          

TCTW5038G-77PU

 castors & wheels

TW50P_feature.tif

TW50PBR_feature.tif

TW5038-feature.tif

TW5038BR.tif

TW50CJ_feature.tif

Soft tyred urethane castor that

will not mark polished tiles

or floorboards (also

available with load brakes)

 


L series castors

L series castors

Features

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

  • 3 year warranty

  • Nickle coated finish

  • Twin ball race

  • Bolt hole castors supplied with axle nut and bolt

  • Plate mounted castors are suplied with rivets

  • Grip neck pintles available  

Fork options

Mount type

Standard Plate
fork options diagram

Bolt hole castors can be fitted with 3/8” or M10 bolts and can be used with M10 threaded tube ends or can be fitted with grip neck pintles

Wheel diametre (mm)

50

50

50

50

50

Mount Height (mm)

65

65

65

65

65

Swept Radius (mm)

47

57

not applicable

47

57

Wheel options

hub width
Hub Width x Bore

mm

bearing type
Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

Kg

diameter width
Diametre
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate

SwFork optionsivel

L50KP.tif

Plate

Wheel Brake

L50KPBR.tif

Plate

Fixed

L50KF.tif

Bolt Hole

Swivel

L50KH.tif

Bolt Hole

Wheel Brake

L50KHBR.tif

Wheel Only

/LKP

/LKPBR

/LKF

/LKH

/LKHBR

25x6

Plain

30kg

50x20

TPE

LJP50.tif

LJP50

LJP50/LKP

LJP50/LKPBR

LJP50/LKF

LJP50/LKH

LJP50/LKHBR

25x6

Plain

30kg

50x20

Nylon

LNN50.tif

LNN50

LNN50/LKP

LNN50/LKPBR

LNN50/LKF

LNN50/LKH

LNN50/LKHBR


Knock in nylon adaptors

Can be supplied to suit the grip neck pintles.

Code

Shape

Adaptor size

Suits tube size ID

Suits tube size OD

Suits wall thickness

S11 Round 11mm 10.9mm 12.7mm 0.9mm
S14 Round 14mm 13.6mm 16mm 1.2mm
S17 Round 19mm 16.6mm 19mm 1.2mm
S17SQ Square 17mm 16.6mm 19mmSq 1.2mm
S19 Round 19mm 19.0mm 22.2mm 1.6mm
S23 Round 23mm 23.0mm 25.4mm 1.2mm
S23SQ Square 23mm 23.0mm 25.4mmSq 1.6mm


N series castors

Features

  • High load capacity (90 kg) with ultra low mounting height of 62mm

  • 3 year warranty

  • Twin ball race

  • Chicago screw axle

  • Static load and dynamic load test comply with ISO standards

  • The brake system does not comply (6kg of braking force only)

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

 

Wheel diametre

40mm

40mm

Mount height

62mm

62mm

Swept radius

40mm

71mm

hub width
Hub Width x Bore

mm

bearing type
Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diameter
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

53 x 6 Plain 90Kg 40 x 44 White nylon NNN40/NZP NNN40/NZPBR


K series castors

k series castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • CoreCoatTM lacquer provides 3 times the Australian

  • Standard for corrosion protection (150hr salt spay)

  • Excellent design and performance

  • Wheels indicated with 12mm bore are supplied with an 8mm reducer bush

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

* Threadguards optional: add ‘G’ to the code before the fork code eg. KUA75G/KZP

Fork options

Mount type

fork options diagram

bolt hole diagram
Can be fitted with 1/2” or M12 bolts and expanding adaptors


Wheel diametre (mm)

65

75

100

65

75

100

65

75

100

65

75

100

65

75

100

Mount Height (mm)

96

104

131

96

104

131

96

104

131

96

104

131

96

104

131

Swept Radius (mm)

63

69

82

89

89

89

Not applicable

- no swivel

63

69

82

89

89

89

Wheel options

hub width
Hub Width x Bore

mm

bearing type
load capacity
Bearing
Type


Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diameter
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate

Swivel

K75ZP_M.tif

Plate

Total Brake

K75ZPTB_M.tif

Plate

Fixed

K75ZF_S.tif

Bolt Hole

Swivel

K75ZH_S.tif

Bolt Hole

Total Brake

K75ZHTB_S.tif

Wheel Only

/KZP

/KZPTB

/KZF

/KZH

/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

65x23

 

TPE Rubber

KJA65G

KJA65G/KZP

KJA65G/KZPTB

KJA65G/KZF

KJA65G/KZH

KJA65G/KZHTB

30x8

Ball

50kg

65x23

KJQ65G

KJQ65G/KZP

KJQ65G/KZPTB

KJQ65G/KZF

KJQ65G/KZH

KJQ65G/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

75x23

KJA75G

KJA75G/KZP

KJA75G/KZPTB

KJA75G/KZF

KJA75G/KZH

KJA75G/KZHTB

30x8

Ball

50kg

75x23

KJQ75G

KJQ75G/KZP

KJQ75G/KZPTB

KJQ75G/KZF

KJQ75G/KZH

KJQ75G/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

 

100x23

KJA100G

KJA100G/KZP

KJA100G/KZPTB

KJA100G/KZF

KJA100G/KZH

KJA100G/KZHTB

30x8

Ball

50kg

100x23

KJQ100G

KJQ100G/KZP

KJQ100G/KZPTB

KJQ100G/KZF

KJQ100G/KZH

KJQ100G/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

65x23

Grey Rubber

KSA65

KSA65/KZP

KSA65/KZPTB

KSA65/KZF

KSA65/KZH

KSA65/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

 

75x23

 

KSA75*

KSA75*/KZP

KSA75*/KZPTB

KSA75*/KZF

KSA75*/KZH

KSA75*/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

50kg

 

100x23

 

KSA100*

KSA100*/KZP

KSA100*/KZPTB

KSA100*/KZF

KSA100*/KZH

KSA100*/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

100kg

 

75x23

 

Polyurethane

KUA75*

KUA75*/KZP

KUA75*/KZPTB

KUA75*/KZF

KUA75*/KZH

KUA75*/KZHTB

30x8

Ball

100kg

 

100x23

 

KUQ75*

KUQ75*/KZP

KUQ75*/KZPTB

KUQ75*/KZF

KUQ75*/KZH

KUQ75*/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

100kg

 

100x23

 

KUA100*

KUA100*/KZP

KUA100*/KZPTB

KUA100*/KZF

KUA100*/KZH

KUA100*/KZHTB

30x8

Ball

100kg

 

100x23

 

KUQ100*

KUQ100*/KZP

KUQ100*/KZPTB

KUQ100*/KZF

KUQ100*/KZH

KUQ100*/KZHTB

 

30x12

Plain

50Kg

 

65x23

Solid black nylon

KNN65

KNN65/KZP

KNN65/KZPTB

KNN65/KZF

KNN65/KZH

KNN65/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

65Kg

 

75x23

KNN75

KNN75/KZP

KNN75/KZPTB

KNN75/KZF

KNN75/KZH

KNN75/KZHTB

30x12

Plain

70Kg

 

100x23

 

KNN100

KNN100/KZP

KNN100/KZPTB

KNN100/KZF

KNN100/KZH

KNN100/KZHTB


M series castors

m series castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • Standard for corrosion protection

  • Excellent design and performance

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

Note:

  • Wheels with plain bushes have 12mm bore reduced to 8mm by axle bush.

    Shorter square pedal and colour options available.

 

Fork options

Mount type

Fork Options Diagram

Fitted standard with ISO mount plate eg. MSA100G/MZPTB.
For North American plate add N after the fork code. eg. MSA100G/MZPNTB

bolt hole diagram

Can be fitted with 1/2” or M12 bolts and

expanding adaptors

Wheel diametre (mm)

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

Mount Height (mm)

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

Swept Radius (mm)

71

91

103

118

128

128

118

128

128

Not applicable

- no swivel

71

91

103

118

128

128

118

128

128

Wheel options

hub width
Hub Width x

Bore (mm)

bearing type

Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diameter
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate
Swivel

M100ZP_table.tif

Plate
Total Brake

M100ZPTB_table.tif

Plate
Direction Lock

M100ZPDL_table.tif

Plate
Fixed

M100ZF_table.tif

Bolt Hole
Swivel

M100ZH_table.tif

Bolt Hole
Total Brake

M100ZHTB_table.tif

Bolt Hole
Direction Lock

M100ZHDL_table.tif

Wheel Only

/MZP

/MZPTB

/MZPDL

/MZF

/
MZH

/
MZHTB

/
MZHDL

40x8

Plain

130kg

100x34

Grey Rubber

flat profile tyre

MSA100G

MSA100G
/MZP

MSA100G/
MZPTB

MSA100G/
MZPDL

MSA100G/
MZF

MSA100G/
MZH

MSA100G/
MZHTB

MSA100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

140kg

100x34

MSQ100G

MSQ100G/
MZP

MSQ100G/
MZPTB

MSQ100G/
MZPDL

MSQ100G/
MZF

MSQ100G/
MZH

MSQ100G/
MZHTB

MSQ100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Plain

140kg

125x34

MSA125G

MSA125G/
MZP

MSA125G/
MZPTB

MSA125G/
MZPDL

MSA125G/
MZF

MSA125G/
MZH

MSA125G/
MZHTB

MSA125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

150kg

125x34

MSQ125G

MSQ125G/
MZP

MSQ125G/
MZPTB

MSQ125G/
MZPDL

MSQ125G/
MZF

MSQ125G/
MZH

MSQ125G/
MZHTB

MSQ125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

80kg

75x32

Anti-static rubber

MAQ75G

MAQ75G
/MZP

MAQ75G/
MZPTB

MAQ75G/

MZDL

MAQ75G/
MZF

MAQ75G/
MZH

MAQ75G/
MZHTB

MAQ75G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

80kg

100x32

MAQ100G

MAQ100G/
MZP

MAQ100G/
MZPTB

MAQ100G/
MZPDL

MAQ100G/
MZF

MAQ100G/
MZH

MAQ100G/
MZHTB

MAQ100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

90kg

125x32

MAQ125G

MAQ125G/
MZP

MAQ125G/
MZPTB

MAQ125G/
MZPDL

MAQ125G/
MZF

MAQ125G
/MZH

MAQ125G/
MZHTB

MAQ125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Plain

85kg

75x32

TPE Grey Rubber

MJA75G

MJA75G/
MZP

MJA75G/
MZPTB

MJA75G/

MZPDL

MJA75G/
MZF

MJA75G/
MZH

MJA75G/
MZHTB

MJA75G/

>MZHDL

40x8

Ball

85kg

75x32

MJQ75G

MJQ75G
/MZP

MJQ75G/
MZPTB

MJQ75G/

>MZPDL

MJQ75G/
MZF

MJQ75G/
MZH

MJQ75G/
MZHTB

MJQ75G/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

85kg

100x32

MJA100G

MJA100G/
MZP

MJA100G/
MZPTB

MJA100G/
MZPDL

MJA100G/
MZF

MJA100G/
MZH

MJA100G/
MZHTB

MJA100G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

85kg

100x32

MJQ100G

MJQ100G/
MZP

MJQ100G/
MZPTB

MJQ100G/
MZPDL

MJQ100G/
MZF

MJQ100G/
MZH

MJQ100G/
MZHTB

MJQ100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Plain

85kg

125x32

MJA125G

MJA125G/
MZP

MJA125G/
MZPTB

MJA125G/
MZPDL

MJA125G/
MZF

MJA125G/
MZH

MJA125G/
MZHTB

MJA125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

85kg

125x32

MJQ125G

MJQ125 /
MZP

MJQ125G/
MZPTB

MJQ125G/
MZPDL

MJQ125G/
MZF

MJQ125G/
MZH

MJQ125G/
MZHTB

MJQ125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

200kg

75x32

Polyurethane/nylon

MUQ75G

MUQ75G/
MZP

MUQ75G/
MZPTB

not available

MUQ75G/
MZF

MUQ75G/
MZH

MUQ75G/
MZHTB

MUQ75G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

200kg

100x32

MUQ100G

MUQ100G/
MZP

MUQ100G/
MZPTB

MUQ100G/
MZPDL

MUQ100G/
MZF

MUQ100G
/MZH

MUQ100G/
MZHTB

MUQ100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

200kg

125x32

MUQ125G

MUQ125G/
MZP

MUQ125G/
MZPTB

MUQ125G/
MZPDL

MUQ125G/
MZF

MUQ125G/
MZH

MUQ125G/
MZHTB

MUQ125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

140kg

100x32

Hi Resilience

blue rubber

MBQ100G

MBQ100G/
MZP

MBQ100G/
MZPTB

MBQ100G/
MZPDL

MBQ100G/
MZF

MBQ100G/
MZH

MBQ100G/
MZHTB

MBQ100G/
MZHDL

40x8

Ball

150kg

125x32

MBQ125G

MBQ125G/
MZP

MBQ125G/
MZPTB

MBQ125G/
MZPDL

MBQ125G/
MZF

MBQ125G
/MZH

MBQ125G/
MZHTB

MBQ125G/
MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

75x32

Solid black nylon

MNN75

MNN75

/MZP

MNN75/

MZPTB

MNN75/

MZPDL

MNN75/

MZF

MNN75/

MZH

MNN75/

MZHTB

MNN75/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

100x32

MNN100

MNN100/

MZP

MNN100/

MZPTB

MNN100/

MZPDL

MNN100/

MZF

MNN100/

MZH

MNN100/

MZHTB

MNN100/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

125x32

MNN125

MNN125/

MZP

MNN125/

MZPTB

MNN125/

MZPDL

MNN125/

MZF

MNN125/

MZH

MNN125/

MZHTB

MNN125/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

100kg

75x32

Grey rubber

round profile tyre

STQ75G

STQ75G/

MZP

STQ75G/

MZPTB

STQ75G/

MZPDL

STQ75G/

MZF

STQ75G/

MZH

STQ75G/

MZHTB

STQ75G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

100kg

100x32

STQ100G

STQ100G/

MZP

STQ100G/

MZPTB

STQ100G/

MZPDL

STQ100G/

MZF

STQ100G/

MZH

STQ100G/

MZHTB

STQ100G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

100kg

125x32

STQ125G

STQ125G/

MZP

STQ125G/

MZPTB

STQ125G/

MZPDL

STQ125G/

MZF

STQ125G/

MZH

STQ125G/

MZHTB

STQ125G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

85kg

75x32

Hi resilience

blue rubber

CBQ75G

CBQ75G/

MZP

CBQ75G/

MZPTB

CBQ75G/

MZPDL

CBQ75G/

MZF

CBQ75G/

MZH

CBQ75G/

MZHTB

CBQ75G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

100kg

100x32

CBQ100G

CBQ100G/

MZP

CBQ100G/

MZPTB

CBQ100G/

MZPDL

CBQ100G/

MZF

CBQ100G/

MZH

CBQ100G/

MZHTB

CBQ100G/

MZHDL

40x8

Ball

100kg

125x32

CBQ125G

CBQ125G/

MZP

CBQ125G/

MZPTB

CBQ125G/

MZPDL

CBQ125G/

MZF

CBQ125G/

MZH

CBQ125G/

MZHTB

CBQ125G/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

75x32

Solid white nylon

MNN75W

MNN75W

/MZP

MNN75W/

MZPTB

MNN75W/

MZPDL

MNN75W/

MZF

MNN75W/

MZH

MNN75W/

MZHTB

MNN75W/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

100x32

MNN100W

MNN100W/

MZP

MNN100W/

MZPTB

MNN100W/

MZPDL

MNN100W/

MZF

MNN100W/

MZH

MNN100W/

MZHTB

MNN100W/

MZHDL

40x8

Plain

150kg

125x32

MNN125W

MNN125W/

MZP

MNN125W/

MZPTB

MNN125W/

MZPDL

MNN125W/

MZF

MNN12W5/

MZH

MNN125W/

MZHTB

MNN125W/

MZHDL

40x12

Plain

100kg

75x32

Cast iron

high temp

DCI75

DCI75/MZP

Not available on cast iron wheels

DCI75/MZDL

DCI75/MZF

DCI75/MZH

Not available on cast iron wheels

DCI75/MZHDL


Buffers

'D' section buffer strip (hollow)

Normally placed around the edges of the trolley (between corner buffers) to prevent damage to door jambs, etc. Fitted by pushing an (off-cut) metal strip along the centre of the section and screwing through into the side of the trolley. The head of the screw will pop through the outer rubber leaving a small hole. If the strip is to be fitted on a rounded corner, this should be of at least 50mm radius to prevent buckling of the strip.

D25SPOOL: Length per spool: 80 metres

D25BAG: Length per bag: 8 metres


CB8025 corner buffer

TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomer)

Corner buffers can be fitted to new or existing trolleys with square corners. They stop much of the damage to walls, door jambs, etc. They are fitted by four pan head self tappers, which are recessed down inside each arm of the buffer (No. 10x1” or similar). Being made from TPE they are very resistant to abrasion, chemicals, etc. The end profile is matched to the ‘D’ section rubber strip.


Buffers – leg

Round TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomer)

These are used to prevent damage to corridor walls. The buffers are placed onto tubular legs just before the castors. When a trolley approaches a wall the buffers make contact first and freely revolves on the tubing, thus rolling the trolley along the wall so it causes no damage. In the case of 25.4mm (1”) square tubing the urethane buffers are supplied with a 38mm (11/2”) hole, together with a ‘dress-cap’ with a 25.4mm (1”) square inner and a 38mm (11/2”) round outer.

100mm options

125mm options

To suit tubing OD

BJ100X25 BJ125X25

25.4mm (1" round)

BJ100X32 BJ125X32

32mm (1 1/4" round)

BJ100X25SQ

BJ125X25SQ

25.4mm (1" square)

BJDC25

Dress cap

BJDC25

Dress cap

25.4mm (1" square)


Expanding tube ends

Mild steel pintle bolt

Stainless steel pintle bolt

Shape

Construction

Size

Suits ID range

-ER19

-ER19SS

Round

Nylon

19mm

18.5mm - 21.0mm

-ER22

-ER22SS

Round

Nylon

22mm

21.5mm - 24mm

-ER22R

-ER22RSS

Round

Nylon

22mm

21.5mm - 24mm

-ER28

-ER28SS

Round

Nylon

28mm

25.0mm - 28.0mm

-ES19

-ES19SS

Square

Nylon

19mm

18.5mm - 21.0mm

-ES22

-ES22SS

Square

Nylon

22mm

21.5mm - 24mm

-ES22R

-ES22RSS

Square

Nylon

22mm

21.5mm - 24mm

-ES28

-ES28SS

Square

Nylon

28mm

25.0mm - 28.0mm


Big M series castors

Big m series Fallshaw castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • CoreCoatTM lacquer provides 3 times the Australian Standard for corrosion protection

  • Excellent design and performance

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

 

Fork options

Mount type

fork options diagram

Fitted standard with ISO mount plate eg. MTQ150G/MZPTB.
For North American plate add N after the fork code. eg. MTQ150G/MZPNTB

bolt hole diagram


Can be fitted with 1/2” or M12 bolts and

expanding adaptors

Wheel diametre (mm)

150

175

200

150

175

200

150

175

200

150

175

200

150

175

200

150

175

200

Mount Height (mm)

187

214

238

187

214

238

187

214

238

187

214

238

187

214

238

187

214

238

Swept Radius (mm)

130

145

155

153

153

155

153

153

155

130

145

155

153

153

155

153

153

155

Wheel options

hub width
Hub Width x Bore

mm

bearing type

Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diameter
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate

Swivel

M150ZP-table.tif

Plate

Total Brake

M150ZPTB-table.tif

Plate

Direction Lock

M150ZPDL-table.tif

Bolt Hole

Swivel

M150ZH.tif

Bolt Hole

Total Brake

M150ZHTB-table.tif

Bolt Hole

Direction Lock

M150ZHDL-table.tif

Wheel Only

/MZP

/MZPTB

/MZPDL

/MZH

/MZHTB

/MZHDL

40x8

Ball

150kg

150x34

Grey Rubber

QTQ150G

QTQ150G/MZP

QTQ150G/MZPTB

QTQ150G/MZPDL

QTQ150G/MZH

QTQ150G/MZHTB

QTQ150G/MZHDL

40x8

Ball

150kg

175x34

QTQ175G

QTQ175G/MZP

QTQ175G/MZPTB

QTQ175G/MZPDL

QTQ175G/MZH

QTQ175G/MZHTB

QTQ175G/MZHDL

40x8

Ball

150kg

200x34

QTQ200G

QTQ200G/MZP

QTQ200G/MZPTB

QTQ200G/MZPDL

QTQ200G/MZH

QTQ200G/MZHTB

QTQ200G/MZHDL


Refrigerator castors

industrial casters

Commercial refrigerated display units and vending machines should be regularly moved out from the wall so you can clean behind them. Increasingly, public health regulations require this.

A choice of plate mounted or screwed stem (3/4" BSW) allows ease of fitting to these cabinets. The back castors can be plain swivel whilst the front castors are swivel fitted with simple thumb screw brakes or pedal operated total brakes.

While developed for refrigerators and vending machines, these castors can be used elsewhere.

Pintle castors are fitted standard with 3/4" BSW x 10mm long. For 28mm long BSW pintle change W in code to L eg: MNN75/MZW becomes MNN75/MZL

 

Mounting height

106mm

106mm

106mm

106mm

106mm

106mm

Bearing type

Load capacity
KG

Diametre x

width mm

Tyre material

Wheel only

Plate Swivel

Plate Total Brake

Plate Thumb Screw Brake

Pintle Swivel

Pintle Total Brake

Pintle Thumb Screw Brake

bearing type

load capacity

diameter width

tyre material

 

Plain

80Kg

75 x 32

Solid black nylon

MNN75

MNN75/MZP

MNN75/MZPTB

MNN75/MZPTS

MNN75/MZW

MNN75/MZWTB

MNN75/MZWTS

Plain

80Kg

100 x 32

Solid black nylon

MNN100

MNN100/MZP

MNN100/MZPTB

MNN100/MZPTS

MNN100/MZW

MNN100/MZWTB

MNN100/MZWTS


J series castors

J series Fallshaw castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • CoreCoatTM lacquer provides 3 times the Australian Standard for corrosion protection

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

  • (150hr salt spray)

  • Excellent design and performance

Notes:
  • Wheels with roller bearings have 20mm ID bore reduced to 10mm with axle bush

  • Wheels with plain bushes have 1/2” ID bore reduced to 10mm with axle bush

J Series castors are available with 16mm ID holes in the swivel race (special instruction order)

 

Fork options

Mount type

fork options diagram

bolt hole
Can be fitted with 1/2” or M12 bolts

and expanding adaptors

ALSO AVAILABLE WITH 16MM HOLES (SPECIAL INSTRUCTION)

Wheel diametre (mm)

100

125

100

125

100

125

100

125

100

125

Mount height (mm)

129

155

129

155

129

155

129

155

129

155

Swept Radius (mm)

90

106

122

122

Not applicable

- no swivel

90

106

122

122

Wheel options

hub width

bearing type

load capacity

diameter width

 

tyre material


 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate
Swivel

J125ZP_table.tif

Plate
Total Brake

J100ZPTB_table.tif

Plate
Fixed

J100ZF_table.tif

Bolt Hole
Swivel

J100ZH_table.tif

Bolt Hole
Total Brake

J100ZHTB_table.tif

Hub width x

bore mm

Bearing

type

Load

capacity Kg

Diametre x

width mm

Tyre Material

Wheel Only

/JZP

/JZPTB

/JZF

/JZH

/JZHTB

45x10

Plain

150kg

100x32

Blue Rubber

JBA100

JBA100 /JZP

JBA100 /JZPTB

JBA100 /JZF

JBA100 /JZH

JBA100 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

150kg

100x32

JBR100

JBR100 /JZP

JBR100 /JZPTB

JBR100 /JZF

JBR100 /JZH

JBR100 /JZHTB

45x10

Plain

180kg

125x35

JBA125

JBA125 /JZP

JBA125 /JZPTB

JBA125 /JZF

JBA125 /JZH

JBA125 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

180kg

125x35

JBR125

JBR125 /JZP

JBR125 /JZPTB

JBR125 /JZF

JBR125 /JZH

JBR125 /JZHTB

45x10

Plain

230Kg

100x38

Cast iron

JCI100

JCI100/JZP

Not available

Brakes don't work

on cast iron wheels

JCI100/JZF

JCI100/JZH

Not available

Brakes don't work

on cast iron wheels

45x10

Roller

230kg

100x38

JCR100

JCR100/JZP

Not available

Brakes don't work

on cast iron wheels

JCR100/JZF

JCR100/JZH

Not available

Brakes don't work

on cast iron wheels

45x10

Plain

300kg

100x32

Polyurethane

JUA100

JUA100 /JZP

JUA100 /JZPTB

JUA100 /JZF

JUA100 /JZH

JUA100 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

300kg

100x32

JUR100

JUR100 /JZP

JUR100 /JZPTB

JUR100 /JZF

JUR100 /JZH

JUR100 /JZHTB

45x10

Plain

300kg

125x38

JUA125

JUA125 /JZP

JUA125 /JZPTB

JUA125 /JZF

JUA125 /JZH

JUA125 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

300kg

125x38

JUR125

JUR125 /JZP

JUR125 /JZPTB

JUR125 /JZF

JUR125 /JZH

JUR125 /JZHTB

45x10

Plain

300kg

100x35

Black nylon

JNN100

JNN100 /JZP

JNN100 /JZPTB

JNN100 /JZF

JNN100 /JZH

JNN100 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

300kg

100x35

JNR100

JNR100 /JZP

JNR100 /JZPTB

JNR100 /JZF

JNR100 /JZH

JNR100 /JZHTB

45x10

Plain

300kg

125x35

JNN125

JNN125 /JZP

JNN125 /JZPTB

JNN125 /JZF

JNN125 /JZH

JNN125 /JZHTB

45x10

Roller

300kg

125x35

JNR125

JNR125 /JZP

JNR125 /JZPTB

JNR125 /JZF

JNR125 /JZH

JNR125 /JZHTB


D core castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • Australian manufactured

  • Wheels with precision bearings have a 10mm ID bore reduced to 8mm with axle bush (Except DCI75 which has a 12mm bore reduced to 8mm with axle bush).

 

Standard ISO Swivel plate

Standard ISO Fixed plate

Can be fitted with 1/2” or M12 bolts

and expanding adaptors

Wheel size

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

75

100

125

Mounting height

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

106

135

161

Swept radius

74

86

99

112

112

112

Not Applicable

74

86

99

112

112

112

hub width bearing type load capacity

diameter width

 

tyre material fork type

Hub width x bore mm

Bearing type

Load capacity Kg

Diametre x width mm

Wheel type

Wheel only

Plate Swivel

/DZP

Plate Swivel

Total Brake

/DZPTB

Plate Fixed

/DZF

Bolt Hole Swivel

/DZH

Bolt Hole Swivel

Total Brake

/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

 200kg

75 x 32

Polyurethane

on nylon

MUQ75G

MUQ75G/DZP

MUQ75G/DZP

MUQ75G/DZF

MUQ75G/DZH

MUQ75G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

200kg

100 x 32

MUQ100G

MUQ100G/DZP

MUQ100G/DZPTB

MUQ100G/DZF

MUQ100G/DZH

MUQ100G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

200kg

125 x 32

MUQ125G

MUQ125G/DZP

MUQ125G/DZPTB

MUQ125G/DZF

MUQ125G/DZH

MUQ125G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

150kg 100 x 32

Blue non

marking rubber

DBQ100G

DBQ100G/DZP

DBQ100G/DZP

MUQ100G/DZF

MUQ100G/DZH

MUQ100G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

150kg

125 x 32

DBQ125G

DBQ125G/DZP

DBQ125G/DZPTB

MUQ125G/DZF

MUQ125G/DZH

MUQ125G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

140kg

100 x 32

Grey non

marking rubber

MSQ100G

MSQ100G/DZP

MSQ100G/DZP

MSQ100G/DZF

MSQ100G/DZH

MSQ100G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

150kg

125 x 32

MSQ125G

MSQ125G/DZP

MSQ125G/DZPTB

MSQ125G/DZF

MSQ125G/DZH

MSQ125G/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

200kg

100 x 32

Black nylon

DNQ100

DNQ100/DZP

DNQ100/DZP

DNQ100/DZF

DNQ100/DZH

DNQ100/DZHTB

40 x 8

Precision

200kg

125 x 32

DNQ125

DNQ125/DZP

DNQ125/DZPTB

DNQ125/DZF

DNQ125/DZH

DNQ125/DZHTB

40 x 8

Plain

100kg

100x35

Cast iron (hi/low temp)

DCI75

DCI75/DZP

Not available

DCI75/DZF

DCI75/DZH

Not available


H series castors

J series Fallshaw castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork.

  • 3 year warranty on wheel.

  • CoreCoatTM lacquer provides 3 times the Australian Standard for corrosion protection.

  • Exellent performance and design.

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

Notes

All wheels have a 20mm bore reduced to 1/2” with axle bush.

 

Fork options

Mount type

fork options diagrams
FItted with Standard ISO plate HUR150/HZP

for NA plate add N after code HUR150/HZPN

fixed plate iso and na extended
FItted with Standard ISO plate HUR150/HZF

for NA plate add N after code HUR150/HZFN

Wheel diametre (mm)

150

200

150

200

150

200

150

200

Mount height (mm)

188

238

188

238

188

238

188

238

Swept Radius (mm)

121

155

165

165

121

155

Not applicable, no swivel

Wheel options

hub width
Hub Width x Bore

mm

bearing type

Bearing
Type

load capacity
Load
Capacity

kg

diameter width
Diameter
x Width

mm

tyre material


Tyre Material

 

Fork Type

fork type

Plate
Swivel

Plate
Total Brake

Plate

Directional Lock

Plate
Fixed

Wheel Only

HZP HZPTB HZPDL HZF

 

60x20

 

Plain 450Kg 150x40

Polyurethane

HUA150

HUA150/HZP

HUA150/HZPTB

HUA150/HZPDL

HUA150/HZF

60x20

Roller 450Kg

150x40

HUR150

HUR150/HZP

HUR150/HZPTB

HUR150/HZPDL

HUR150/HZF

60x20

Plain 500Kg 200x40 HUA200

HUA200/HZP

HUA200/HZPTB

HUA200/HZPDL

HUA200/HZF

 

60x20

Roller 500Kg 200x40

HUR200

HUR200/HZP

HUR200/HZPTB

HUR200/HZPDL

HUR200/HZF

60x17

Ball

360kg

150x50

Hi-res Blue Rubber

OBQ150-table.tif

OBQ150

OBQ150/HZP

OBQ150/HZPTB

OBQ150/HZPDL

OBQ150/HZF

60x17

Ball

400kg

200x50

OBQ200

OBQ200/HZP

OBQ200/HZPTB

OBQ200/HZPDL

OBQ200/HZF

60x20

Plain

230kg

150x40

 

Hi-res Blue Rubber

HBA150

HBA150/HZP

HBA150/HZPTB

HBA150/HZPDL

HBA150/HZF

60x20

Roller

230kg

150x40

HBR150

HBR150/HZP

HBR150/HZPTB

HBR150/HZPDL

HBR150/HZF

60x20

Plain

250kg

200x50

HBA200

HBA200/HZP

HBA200/HZPTB

HBA200/HZPDL

HBA200/HZF

60x20

Roller

250kg

200x50

HBR200

HBR200/HZP

HBR200/HZPTB

HBR200/HZPDL

HBR200/HZF

60x20

Ball

600kg

150x40

Black Nylon

WNQ150

WNQ150/HZP

WNQ150/HZPTB

WNQ150/HZPDL

WNQ150/HZF

60x20

Ball

600kg

200x40

WNQ200

WNQ200/HZP

WNQ200/HZPTB

WNQ200/HZPDL

WNQ00/HZF

 


Wheelchair castors

Features

  • These wheels are moulded from a high impact nylon, spoked for lightweight and fitted with
    sealed precision ball bearings.

  • The tyres are micro-cellular polyurethane (MCP) which is a lightweight abrasion resistant material of high resilience. These wheels give the easiest running.

  • The forks are powder coated for long life and are shiny black colour with relief in the forks for lightness.

  • The head bearing is a sealed precision ball bearing for the longest maintenance free life, topped with a grey head seal.

  • Suitable for use with solid pintles.

  • Made in Australia.

bearing type tyre material diameter width load capacity
Bearing type Tyre material Diametre x bore Wheel only Bolt hole swivel Load capacity Mounting height Swept radius
Precision ball

Micro-Cellular Foamed Polyurethane

 

175x45 CFQ175 CFQ175/CPH 100Kg 225 130
Precision ball Micro-Cellular Foamed Polyurethane 200x45 CFQ200 CFQ200/CPH 100Kg 237 144

 


Y series castors

Y series Fallshaw castors

Features

  • 5 year warranty on fork

  • 3 year warranty on wheel

  • High quality plating provides three times the Australian Standard for corrosion protection

  • Excellent design and performance

  • Made in Australia by Fallshaw.

The wheel only code includes the axle spacer kit necessary to fit into forks – for example YTDMD350 includes T350X4DMD-SB20 plus the spacer kit of two top hat side spacers and one internal spacer.

                    

                                     

 

ISO plate for 200, 250 and 350 coded wheels

North American plate can be supplied for 250, 350 and 400 coded wheels (add NA to code) ie: YPLUG250/YZPN

Semi-pneumatic foam filled

Steel centred - tubeless

Plastic centred - with tubes

Wheel reference

200

250

350

400

Wheel reference

200

250

350

400

Wheel reference

200

250

350

400

Mounting

height

(mm)

238

250

320

490

Mounting

height

(mm)

238

250

320

490

Mounting

height

(mm)

238

250

320

490

Swept

radius (mm)

155

200

223

328

Swept

radius (mm)

155

200

223

328

Swept

radius (mm)

155

200

223

328

 

 

 

 

Nominal wheel diametre Bearing type

Kg

Wheel only

/YZP

/YZF

Kg

Wheel only

/YZP

/YZF

Kg

Wheel only

/YZP

/YZF

200X50

(200mm diametre

x 50mm wide)

Q precision ball

50Kg

YPRIB200

Grey

YPRIB200/YZP

(200mm wheel)

YPRIB200/YZF

(200mm wheel)

NA

NA

NA

NA

75Kg

YRIB200

Grey

YRIB200/YZP

Grey

YRIB200/YZF

Grey

250X4

(220mm diametre

x 54m wide)

 

B deep Groove ball

75Kg

YPLUG250

Black

YPLUG250/YZP

(220mm wheel)

YPLUG250/YZF

(220mm wheel)

120Kg

YTLUG250

YTLUG250/YZP

YTLUG250YZF

100Kg

YLUG250

YLUG250/YZP

YLUG250/YZF

YPLGG250

Grey

YPLGG250/YZP

(220mm wheel)

YPLGG250/YZF

(220mm wheel)

NA

NA

NA

YLGG250

Grey

YLGG250/YZP

Grey

YLGG250/YZF

Grey

350X4

(265mm diametre

x 70mm wide)

100Kg

YPSTR350

Black

YPSTR350/YZP

Black

(265mm wheel)

YPSTR350/YZF

Black

(265mm wheel)

180Kg

YSTR350

Black

YSTR350/YZP

Black

YSTR350/YZF

Black

140Kg

YSTR350

Black

YSTR350/YZP

Black

YSTR350/YZF

Black

YPZGG350

Grey

YPZGG350/YZP

Grey

(265mm wheel)

YPZGG350/YZF

Grey

(265mm wheel)

NA

NA

NA

YZGG350

Grey

YZGG350/YZP

Grey

YZGG350/YZF

Grey

400X8

(400mm diametre

x 100mm wide)

B = deep Groove

ball for

KNO tread wheel

Q =precision ball

for HWY tread wheel

120Kg

YPKNO400

Black

YPKNO400/YZP

Black

(400mm wheel)

YPKNO400/YZP

Black

(400mm wheel)

220Kg

YTHWY400

Black

YTHWY400/YZP

Black

YTHWY400/YZP

Black

200Kg

YKNO400

Black

YKNO400/YZP

Black

YKNO400/YZF

Black


 

Castor selection information

Castor selection

The most common mistake when fitting castors is to fit wheel diametres too small for the real needs of the trolley and its user.  The surveys, both in Australia and overseas, show again and again that small castors which get caught in uneven floors, ridges, gaps and holes, cause many injuries.  Large diametre wheels, as against small wheels, will often add much less than 10% to the cost of the trolley and yet make that trolley 500% easier to use.  The guide is for a minimum diametre of:

  • 125mm (5") for non-patient trolleys

  • 175mm (7") for patient trolleys used indoors

  • 200mm (8") for trolleys used out of doors or for loads over 200Kgs

  • Small castors can still be used in restricted circumstances, for instance around the beds for use on the lightest equipment, in general castors of:

  • 100mm (4") size are recommended up to 120Kg trolley loads but only on smooth floors and for short distances, thus they can be used on ward furniture, but not on catering equipment.

  • 75mm (3") are even more restricted, being recommended only up to 100kg trolley loads and again only on smooth floors without obstructions for short distances.

  • 50mm (2") are recommended only up to 80Kg trolley loads and for very short distances.  If used on carpets a maximum load of 50Kg is appropriate.

  • The research is absolutely clear - large diametre wheels reduce forces for all trolley movements.

Larger wheels

  • Are easier to roll along the length of corridors or over ridges eg at the end of carpets into lifts

  • Reduce vibration to patients and equipment; reduce shock to the users arms from impacts

  • Are more robust/resistant to damage, remain functioning efficiently for longer

Consider also the other castor features that will effect push effort and ride comfort:

  • Tyre material

  • Tyre width and profile

  • Bearing type (in the wheel and the castor head race)

  • Use of threadguards

  • Type and number of castor brakes (including direction lock)

Expanding tube ends (adaptors)

Old Adaptor CODE No.

NYLON Adaptor CODE No.

RUBBER Adaptor CODE No.

Adaptor size mm

Adaptor size range

Adaptor style

Adaptor colour

 

3

SP-ADAP/ER19

n/a

19

18.5 - 21.0

Round

White

Symbol - White Round

4

SP-ADAP/ES19

n/a

19

18.5 - 21.0

Square

White

Symbol - White Square

7

SP-ADAP/ER22

-ER22R

22

21.5 - 24.0

Round

Grey

Symbol - Grey Round

8

SP-ADAP/ES22

-ES22R

22

21.5 - 24.0

Square

Grey

Symbol - Grey Square

1

SP-ADAP/ER28

n/a

28

25.0 - 30.0

Round

Black

Symbol - Black Round

2

SP-ADAP/ES28

n/a

28

25.0 - 30.0

Square

Black

Symbol - Black Square

NOTE: The part numbers above are for when ordering fitted to castors. If ordering as spare parts simply add "SP" to the beginning of the part number eg SP-ER22

For more info on Expanding Adaptors click for more details

TO DO ITS JOB PROPERLY, A CASTOR MUST SWIVEL AND ROLL EASILY. IT CAN ONLY DO THIS WHEN THE TROLLEY AND THE CASTOR ARE THE RIGHT SIZE … AND THE CASTOR IS PROPERLY FITTED.

When the goods are to be moved in a relatively limited area, either during manufacture, or to and from storage, mobile trolleys are the easiest way. Most industrial codes restrict the direct lift of an adult to 13-18Kg. Using wheels and castors allows this same person to move 600-1800Kg, but greater loads require mechanical assistance. Roughly, using modern castors such as ours, a fit adult can push 600Kg continuously, or 1200Kg for 10 metres or 1800Kg for 1 metre given appropriate tyres and floors. If greater loads are to be moved there is a clear case for towing the trolley with a tractor of some sort.


Design of trolleys

The responsibility for the design of the trolley must ultimately rest with our customers. Good castors can make a well designed trolley work even better, but they cannot do much to improve a wrongly designed trolley. In general the most comfortable shape for a trolley is one where the sides are about 11/2 to 2 times the width, and not too high.

A trolley should be:

NOT too WIDE

They have to go through doorways. Hand pushed trolleys have to be at least 80mm narrower than the narrowest doorway and that is across the buffers (corner, leg or strip) which should be fitted). Towed trolleys need to be at least 500mm narrower than the narrowest aisle or doorway, and more if towed in a train.

NOT too LONG

Otherwise it will not track smoothly around corners. If it must be long you may need to experiment to find the best castor arrangement to suit your particular needs.

NOT too HIGH

Most trolleys are restricted in width to suit the aisles, and will topple over if too high. High trolleys you cannot see over are a safety hazard.

NOT too LIGHT

As a rough guide the weight of the trolley is usually 15% to 20% of the load it is to carry. For the castor to function properly the frame of the trolley must be strong enough to hold the castor head truly vertical so it can rotate freely (that is the mounting plate must remain horizontal), and the frame must not bend under the impacts that invariably occur. The most common cause of castors not tracking properly is that the mounting has twisted off square.

NOT too HEAVY

It is often safer, and more efficient, to divide a heavy load over a number of trolleys rather than concentrating it into one. Trolleys which are too heavy to move conveniently remain unused, or people suffer back injuries.

Castor arrangements for hand pushing

Direction of travel

Maneuverability

Stability

Steering

Comments

Trolley - 4 swivel

Maximum. Can be moved at right angles

Good except on narrow trolley

Erratic if moved quickly over uneven surfaces

Most popular for confined spaces

Trolley - 2 swivel, 2 rigid

Good except in confined spaces

Very stable. Can negotiate ramps easily

Accurate. Push with rigid castors leading if heavy loads or uneven surfaces

For more open spaces or long runs some castors have directional lock

Trolley - 2 swivel, 2 rigid, rocking

Very good but cannot negotiate ramps

Fair except if heavy loads placed on corner

Accurate

Rigid castors usually next larger size so will rock on two centre wheels

Trolley - 4 swivel, 2 rigid centre

High. Can be turned in own length but not moved at right angles

Most stable

Best for long wheelbases and straight lines

Centre castors can be equal or larger in height to end castors

Fitting instructions

Castors will not roll easily if they are not big enough for the load and floor conditions, Castors 75mm (3") should only be used on light weight, seldom used equipment. Even diameters of 100mm (4") are only useful on smooth floors. Any trolley wheeled quickly, or on uneven floors, needs 125mm (5") or larger. The heavier the load, the larger the wheel. Hard treads roll most easily on smooth floors, but may damage them, and are also hard to roll over obstructions. Most people can exert 17kg of push to get a trolley rolling, and about 12kg to keep it moving. This reduces to 6kg over long distances. This is the reason that ball bearings are more popular than plain bearings, as they allow more load for the same push effort. Castors will not swivel properly unless they are mounted vertically. Otherwise they will track to one side.

Some recommendations

  • Heavy industrial trolleys need plate mountings, but the base of the trolley must be strong enough to withstand strains. Never mount a plate castor by 3 bolts only. Never skimp on the mounting base. Remember - if the castor does not stay mounted squarely, it will not swivel freely.

  • Medium duty castors are often mounted into tubular legs, but again it is important that these legs stay vertical. We recommend that the leg never extend more than 125mm (5") below the nearest support, and (apart from the lightest uses), the tube should be 1.4mm (1.7G) thick or more. Thinner gauges often split. If you wish to use lighter gauge in the rest of the trolley, insert a sleeve for at least 150mm (6") where the castor is mounted. Never put a round expanding fitting into a square tube. The first time a trolley hits a bump, the tube will elongate, and the castor will fall out. We do have square fittings, and ask that you do use them. If for some reason you need to put round into square, then weld an insert sleeve of round tube (remember - our smallest fitting needs 3/4"ID). When using Directional Lock (DL type castors) it is best to use the solid swivel stem (A type) and weld or bolt it in - screwed types can become misaligned. To achieve the best performance from the larger 175mm and 200mm castors, use solid stems. If rigid and swivel castors are to used together, have the rigid castors at the front, making it easier for it to turn.

Greasing

Grease in both the swivel and the wheel serves three purposes; a) It prevents rusting of the balls and raceways b) Prevents galling c) It reduces noise It does not need a lot of grease to do this. Too much is unsightly and only attracts dust. A liberal smear is all that is needed. If you only have a few castors to grease, use your finger to apply the grease, then wipe off the excess with a rag. If you have many of them we suggest the following:

  • Turn the trolley upside down and remove the wheels.

  • Re-grease the head, either through the grease nipple if fitted, or by a chisel nosed fitting on a grease gun. You will need to lift the seals on the heavier range of castors with a sharp pointed screwdriver. Two full squirts are usually adequate, but make sure enough grease gets through to the centre so it can descend to the bottom race.

  • Check the wear of the axle bushing. Reuse if not heavily worn, otherwise replace. Smear about a teaspoon of grease along the inside of the wheel bearing with your finger, taking care to force the grease up into the rollers and reassemble. Be careful of the lip seal on the wheel as you reinsert the axle bushing into the roller bearing wheels. Make sure the axle bushing is clean as you reinsert it.

  • Reassemble the wheel into the castor. Replace washer where fitted. A drop of Locktite High Assembly Strength solution on the axle is a good precaution.

  • Use a No.2 bearing grease (not sodium based).

Swivels

All but the V series castors have the races staked during assembly so therefore do not require any adjustment throughout their operating life. V series would seldom need adjusting.

Wheel bearings

Any slackness present in plain bearings or roller bearings can often be improved by replacing the axle bushing. If necessary the plain or roller bearings can be replaced as well. Often simply re-greasing B type bearings is enough, though they can also be replaced if necessary. Sealed precision Q type bearings seldom wear sufficiently enough to need attention.

Wheels

Polyurethane wheels usually outlast any trolley to which they are fitted, such is the wear resistance of polyurethane. In general all our wheels are designed with adequate tread thickness for long life and allow for replacement rather than repair.

Tube Fittings

It is advisable that any tube fitting on pintle castors be checked after the first 3 months, and then yearly to make sure the tube fitting is fully and firmly into the tube and the tightening nut is firmly but not over tightened.

Choosing Wheels

“Push effort and ride comfort”

Major design factors that affect wheel selection

Push effort on smooth floors
The amount of force required to push equipment on smooth floors such as vinyl, commercial carpet and smooth concrete.

Push effort on rough floors
The amount of force required to push equipment on rough floors such as bitumen or over obstacles like elevator door jams and joins between tiles and carpet.

Ride comfort
The user-experience due to the degree of tyre ‘suspension’ and the amount of vibration (and resulting noise) absorbed by the tyres.

Push effort and ride comfort are affected by

Major design factors that affect wheel selection

  1. Wheel diameter
    The larger the wheel, the easier to push and the better the ride comfort (ability to pass over bumps and to minimize vibration).
    Why? The larger the wheel, the smaller obstacles are as a proportion of the diameter, resulting in greater momentum.
  2. Tyre hardness/resilience
    Hardness: The harder the tyre, the less out-of-round the tyre will be under load, and the smaller the resulting force required to start the wheel from rest on smooth floors.
    Resilience (hi-res): The greater the resilience (bounciness/spring) of the tyre, the lower the sustained push effort required to pass over the multiple obstacles (rough ground).
    Why? High resilience materials return energy after compression just like a running shoe (think super balls vs. squash balls - same hardness, different bounciness).

General factors in wheel selection

In addition to wheel diameter and tyre hardness/resilience the following design factors should be considered:

  1. Flat spotting
    The compression set (failure to spring-back to original shape) of tyres after long periods under static loads (permanently distorting to out-of-round)
  2. Floor marking
    The damage to floors (cracks, grooves, scratches, marks, streaks or stains) caused by excessively hard tyres or non-colour-stay pigments in tyres.
  3. Wear resistance
    How quickly abrasion (due to frequent travel on rough surfaces) will cause the tyre to wear away.
  4. Particle embedment
    The degree to which particles such as swarf or pebbles will get stuck in the tyres (which may then cause damage to floors)
  5. Tyre profile
    Domed tyres require less force to swivel a wheel (and are generally used in our light to medium duty castor ranges) - note that most Fallshaw light to medium duty castor ranges brake on the sides of the wheels and rely on our domed profiles. Flat profiles spread load and prevent damage to floors at high load ratings (and are used in our heavy and very heavy industrial duty ranges). 
  6. Bearing type
    Some bearings are built to last (hard internal ball tracks or wearing surfaces) with low friction. Others are simpler bearings designed for cost reduction. In general pedestal bearings, precision ball bearings and roller bearings result in lower friction and push effort, with simpler ‘plain bearings’ being good for corrosion protection and low cost.
  7. Special conditions of use
    Specialized applications or conditions of use (such as extreme temperatures or corrosive conditions) will also affect
    wheel selection - refer to the ‘specialized castors’ pages and to our website for more information.
  8. Castor arrangement (configuration of swivels & fixed)
    Ease of steering is dramatically affected by the castor arrangement (use and positioning of fixed and swivel castors)

General factors in wheel selection

Tyre material

Flat spotting

Floor marking

Wear resistance

Particle embedment

Energy absorbent elastometers

R

OK

Poor

OK

OK

S

Good

Excellent

Very Good

Good

T

Good

Excellent

Very Good

Good

J

OK

Excellent

Excellent

Good

A

OK

Very Good

Very Good

Good

O

Good

Good

Good

Good

Hi-res elastometers

B

Very Good

Excellent

Very Good

Very Good

Urethane & PVC*

U

Excellent

Very Good

Excellent

Excellent

V

Good

Good

Good

Good

Plastics

N

Excellent

OK

Very Good

Very Good

H

Excellent

OK

Very Good

Very Good

P

Excellent

OK

Poor

Poor

K

Excellent

OK

OK

Excellent

W

Excellent

OK

OK

Excellent

Sandwich

D

Excellent

OK

Very Good

Very Good

Cast Iron

C

Excellent

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

Foamed

F

OK

Excellent

OK

OK

 

 


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