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Caster Tips: Regular Maintenance Prolongs Life

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Machinery and Equipment Maintenance

Proper operation and maintenance of casters and wheels are important for peak performance and long product life. Preventive measures that should be taken include: regularly lubricating the axles and b...

Proper operation and maintenance of casters and wheels are important for peak performance and long product life. Preventive measures that should be taken include: regularly lubricating the axles and bearings; periodically cleaning dirt and dust particles from the axle swivel and wheel bearings; checking for thread wear and replacing worn casters; verifying the swivel head and wheels turn freely and smoothly; verifying that the casters are not bent, that the welding is intact and not broken, and that the kingpin is fastened securely; retightening the axle and/ or any adjustable fittings; using lock washers or lock nuts on all axles; and avoiding the use of cleaning agents that contain corrosive or granular ingredients.

Mr. Roller

Reader Service Card No. 360

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