Catering Equipment Castors & Wheel Guide

In this guide we look at the different castors and wheels available and explain how each of them works so that you can make an informed decision as to the type of castors and wheels you require for your catering equipment.

If you are unsure about the castor you require, please contact us before placing your order.

 

Catering Equipment Castors


Die-Pat currently offers eight types of castors:  

Economy Range Castors: Grey Rubber Tyred Wheel

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel bracket ( zinc plated )
  • Swivel head with double ball race
  • Wheel brake on 50mm & 75mm swivel and wheel on 100mm
  • Plain bearing complete with threadguard.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Economy Range Castors: Grey Rubber Tyred Wheel

 
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia. Load Capacity
           
RT2BHGREY RT2BHBGREY 50mm 70mm M10 40kg
RT3BHGREY RT3BHBGREY 75mm 101mm M10 60kg
RT4BHGREY RT4BHBGREY 100mm 132mm M10 70kg
RT4BHGREY/M12 RT4BHBGREY/M12 100mm 132mm M12 70kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Economy Range Castors: Grey Rubber Tyred Wheel
 
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Plate Size Hole Centres Load Capacity
             
RT2PGREY RT2PBGREY 50mm 72mm 50 x 50 40 x 40 32 x 32 40kg
RT3PBGREY 75mm 104mm 65 x 65 53 x 53 45 x 45 60kg
RT4PGREY RT4PBGREY 100mm 134mm 75 x 75 50 x 50 60 x 60 70kg
 


Economy Range Castors: White Nylon Wheel

 
Economy Range Castors: White Nylon Wheel
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Fixed Part No Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Load Capacity
           
RT2PNY N/A RT2FNY 50mm 64mm 40kg
RT3PNY RT3PBNY RT3FNY 75mm 95mm 100kg
 


Light Duty Castor: White Polypropylene Wheel

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel bracket ( zinc plated )
  • Swivel head with double ball race
  • White polypropylene wheels
  • Combined swivel and wheel brake.
Light Duty Castor: White Polypropylene Wheel
 
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia Load Capacity
             
RT3A-BHPP RT3A-BHBPP 75mm 25mm 100mm M12 70kg
RT4A-BHPP RT4A-BHBPP 100mm 32mm 134mm M12 100kg
RT5A-BHPP RT5A-BHBPP 125mm 35mm 159mm M12 100kg
 


Twin Wheel Light Duty Castor: Grey PVC Tyre

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel bracket ( zinc plated )
  • Swivel head with double ball race
  • Wheel brake available
  • Plain bearing
  • Grey PVC tyre, white nylon centre.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Twin Wheel Light Duty Castor: Grey PVC Tyre
 
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia Load Capacity
             
RT2TWBHGREY RT2TWBHBGREY 50mm 42mm 69mm 10mm 55kg
RT3TWBHGREY RT3TWBHBGREY 75mm 52mm 98mm 10mm 80kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Twin Wheel Light Duty Castor: Grey PVC Tyre
 
Swivel Part No Braked Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Plate Size Load Capacity
             
RT2TWPGREY RT2TWPBGREY 50mm 42mm 77mm 65 x 65 55kg
RT3TWPGREY RT3TWPBGREY 75mm 52mm 101mm 78 x 68 80kg
 


Institutional Castors: Grey TPE Tyre

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel fork assembly zinc plated
  • Swivel head and double ball race and head seal
  • Nut bolt and axel
  • Wheels with TPE tyre (thermoplastic elastomer) on polypropylene rim
  • Plain bearing hub with thread guards
  • Combine swivel and wheel brakes.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Institutional Castors: Grey TPE Tyre
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia Load Capacity
               
183021 183022 N/A 75mm 30mm 100mm M12 75kg
183023 183024 182121 100mm 32mm 134mm M12 100kg
180763 183026 182465 125mm 32mm 159mm M12 100kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Institutional Castors: Grey TPE Tyre
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Plate Size Load Capacity
               
182571 182572 N/A 75mm 30mm 103mm 105 x 80 75kg
182573 182574 182569 100mm 32mm 137mm 105 x 80 100kg
182575 182578 182570 125mm 32mm 162mm 105 x 80 100kg
 


Institutional Castors: White Nylon Wheel

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel fork assembly zinc plated
  • Swivel head and double ball race and head seal
  • Nut bolt and axle
  • White nylon wheel
  • Plain bearing hub with thread guards
  • Combine swivel and wheel brakes.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Institutional Castors: White Nylon Wheel
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Bolt Hole Load Capacity
               
179996NY 177997NY N/A 75mm 25mm 100mm M12 75kg
180185NY 501319NY N/A 100mm 34mm 134mm M12 100kg
171694NY 179998NY N/A 125mm 35mm 159mm M12 100kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Institutional Castors: White Nylon Wheel
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part No Wheel Dia. Tread Width Overall Height. Plate Size Load Capacity
               
179893NY 179894NY 172108NY 75mm 25mm 100mm 105 x 80 75kg
178103NY 179895NY 172003NY 100mm 34mm 137mm 105 x 80 100kg
179896NY 179897NY 168995NY 125mm 35mm 162mm 105 x 80 100kg



Medium Duty Castors: Elastic Rubber Tyre Nylon Centre

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel fork assembly zinc plated
  • Swivel head and double ball race and head seal
  • Roller bearing
  • Elastic rubber tyre with plastic centre
  • Colour coded thread guards
  • Combine swivel and wheel brakes.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Medium Duty Castors: Elastic Rubber Tyre Nylon Centre
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia Load Capacity
           
RT3LBHBLU RT3LBHBBLU 80mm 99mm M12 150kg
RT4LBHBLU RT4LBHBBLU 100mm 124mm M12 200kg
RT5LBHBLU RT5LBHBBLU 125mm 154mm M12 200kg
RT6LBHBLU RT6LBHBBLU 160mm 185mm M16 350kg
RT8LBHBLU RT8LBHBBLU 200mm 230mm M16 400kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Medium Duty Castors: Elastic Rubber Tyre Nylon Centre
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Plate Size Load Capacity
             
RT3LPBLU RT3LPBBLU RT3LFPBLU 80mm 100mm 105 x 80 150kg
RT4LPBLU RT4LPBBLU RT4LFPBLU 100mm 125mm 105 x 80 200kg
RT5LPBLU RT5LPBBLU RT5LFPBLU 125mm 155mm 105 x 80 200kg
RT6LPBLU RT6LPBBLU RT6LFPBLU 160mm 190mm 135 x 110 350kg
RT8LPBLU RT8LPBBLU RT8LFPBLU 200mm 235mm 135 x 110 400kg



Medium Duty Pressed Steel Castors: Nylon Wheel

Specifications:
  • Pressed steel fork assembly zinc plated
  • Swivel head and double ball race and head seal
  • Nut bolt and axle
  • Nylon wheel
  • Zinc plated metal thread guards
  • Combine swivel and wheel brakes.
 

Bolt Hole Fitting

Bolt Hole Fitting - Medium Duty Pressed Steel Castors: Nylon Wheel
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Bolt Hole Dia Load Capacity
           
RT4LBHNY RT4LBHBNY 100mm 124mm M12 200kg
RT5LBHNY RT5LBHBNY 125mm 154mm M12 200kg
RT6LBHNY RT6LBHBNY 160mm 185mm M16 400kg
RT8LBHNY RT8LBHBNY 200mm 230mm M16 400kg
 


Plate Fitting

Plate Fitting - Medium Duty Pressed Steel Castors: Nylon Wheel
 
Swivel Part Braked Part Fixed Part Wheel Dia. Overall Height. Plate Size Load Capacity
             
RT4LPNY RT4LPBNY RT4LFPNY 100mm 125mm 105 x 80 200kg
RT5LPNY RT5LPBNY RT5LFPNY 125mm 155mm 105 x 80 200kg
RT6LPNY RT6LPBNY RT6LFPNY 160mm 190mm 135 x 110 400kg
RT8LPNY RT8LPBNY RT8LFPNY 200mm 235mm 135 x 110 400kg
 


Types of Castors and Wheels

Castor Fittings - Bolt Hole Fitting

This is a castor setup where you'll be using one central bolt hole fitting, and this has a swivelling castor housing as well as a bolt hole diameter of the size M10, M12, M16. It's important to note as well that this type of castor can be fitted with a tubular expander in order to fit either square or round tubing. A swivel featuring a brake is also available for this type of castor.

Castor Fittings - Plate Fitting

This castor is basically a square or rectangular plate that has four fixing bolts. What these four fixing bolts do is provide an overall strong fixing, and they also distribute the weight evenly. These can either be a swivelling castor, fixed, or else a swivel with a brake.

Types of Wheels

It's safe to say that the larger your wheel is the easier it'll be to carry weight and move around. The bearings you use will also help to reduce friction and give you more ease of movement, but we'll get into the types of bearings in just a bit. The wheels for catering equipment can be broken down into two main categories: hard tread wheels and soft tread wheels.

Hard Tread Wheels

This type of wheel is by far the easiest to push, and it also offers the least resistance. The only thing with this type of wheel is that it is a bit on the noisy side, and it's also important to note that these wheels can damage certain types of floor. These wheels are available in cast iron and steel, nylon, polypropylene, and phenolic.

Soft Tread Wheels

Soft tread wheels will give you more resistance, which basically means that they'll be harder to push overall. But this comes with a trade off, as these wheels are far quieter and won't cause as much damage to floors in general. These wheels come in rubber, non marking rubber, polyurethane, high temperature rubber, and pneumatic wheels.

Bearings

There are actually four different kinds of bearing that you can choose from, and what these bearings do is reduce the rolling resistance that you experience. Of course the choice will be entirely dependent on your working environment, the application of the bearings, load capacities, and the amount of movement that'll be required overall. Plain bearings are meant for light loads that are moving over short distances. Roller bearings actually reduce resistance for heavy loads that are moving short distances. Ball journal bearings are precision bearings meant for heavy loads with constant movement. Lastly we have tapered roller bearings that are meant for the largest of loads.

Which castor, wheel, and bearing are right for you?

While there isn't a blanket solution that will work for every type of occasion, it's easy to see that by breaking down your needs into categories like the weight of the load involved, the amount of noise you're willing to tolerate for the job, and whether or not you're okay with damaging the floor, you can start to get a better idea as to which castor, wheel, and bearing are right for you.

 

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