FOUR SWIVEL, CORNER MOUNT
This is our standard caster configuration. Ideal for working in confined, cluttered work areas, where movement in any direction, including sideways is needed. When loading trucks, work vans or staging cart under or around production equipment, this will be the best caster mounting option. Under most applications with lighter loads and on the smaller cart sizes pushing the carts in a straight line can be accomplished safely and with little effort.
TWO SWIVEL, TWO RIGID CORNER MOUNT
When your application requires the carts to travel long distances in a straight line, such as down an aisle or corridor, this popular arrangement is ideal. The cart is steered from the swivel end. Wheel brakes on the swivel casters make this a great setup when transporting by truck.
The Diamond Pattern uses two swivel and two rigid or fixed casters, mounted in a diamond pattern, with the swivel located at the front and rear of the cart. These are your steering casters. The rigid casters are normally mounted slightly higher at the midpoint of the cart, providing a slight tipping action to the cart. This enables the operator to navigate over obstructions on the floor surface such as cables, cracks & thresholds. The diamond pattern is highly maneuverable and tracks well over long distances. This pattern works well with lighter loads and is less stable with heavy loads.
SIX CASTER SET
There are applications where extreme weight and on some larger carts, where more than four casters are needed to support the carts or to facilitate rollability. Four swivel casters are mounted on the corners, the rigid casters are mounted at the midpoint of the cart and are normally mounted slightly higher, providing a slight tipping action to the cart. This enables the operator to navigate over obstructions on the floor surface such as cables, cracks and thresholds.