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Subject: Casters for carts

Casters for carts

From: Martin O'Brien <martinob>
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2000
Bryan Draper <bdraper [at] lva__lib__va__us> writes

>We are clearly frustrated by this situation and can not seem to find
>casters that will both absorb shock and vibration adequately, yet
>turn on a dime.  Unless we can find another caster, we feel
>compelled to put the original casters back on the cart.  We have
>considered trying various types of cushioning material between the
>caster plate and the cart frame. However, the ideal caster seems to
>be one whose outer layer is like the so-called "soft" material of
>the original casters around a pneumatic core to absorb vibration.

There are many specialty distributors of casters that should have
consultants experienced with a wide variety of applications and
special needs.  The W.T. Hight Company is one I have found to be
helpful, they can be found at: <URL:>

I recently purchased some Colson brand casters (series 2 with a
rounded, soft, non marking wheel, 5" diameter). I have found them to
be very quiet and I believe they will last.  Usually, the greater
the diameter, the easier it is for the caster to pass over

Martin O'Brien - Cabinetmaker
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:7
                   Distributed: Monday, July 24, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-7-001
Received on Saturday, 22 July, 2000

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