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russv

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 07:02 AM

Dave,
I work for Payson casters in Il. So what I know about casters is extensive. First, as to the caster configuration. you hace several choices. go to http://www.paysoncasters.com/mounting.htm and you can see some of these caster configs. I use the 4 swivel config mostly because of the ease of direction I can go. sometimes this is not practical when you want to control direction. If you are going to put casters on multi items, buy 3 or 4 sets (swivels and rigids) and try it with all swivels and then try some with 2 of each. if you want you can put the rigids in the center side to side one swivel on each end to get good turning. this allows turning on a dime like a material cart in a home center. make sure all casters are the same height to avoid the teetering and all casters always touch the floor. you ask me questions and i will answer your questions.

where to buy, go to http://www.castershop.com . $20-25$ for a set (4) of medium duty casters and the heavy duty are very cheap compared to most places. I use these caster in my shop and they work great. if you need help determining which size and wheel type, let me know and i will explain the advatages of each type for you.

if you need a specialtype for something special, I can help you get them though Payson. Send me a private PM to discuss this.

russv

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