You have just spent a considerable amount of money on brand new casters. Therefore, it goes without saying that you want to make sure that these casters last as long as possible. Some people neglect their casters and end up paying the price for their laziness down the road. Their casters end up failing and needing to be replaced a lot sooner than they would have if they had been properly maintained. There are some things that you can do which will help your casters to stay in working order for as long as possible. Here are the things you will need to do in order to make that happen.
- Lubricate all of your casters on a regular schedule.
Casters need to have proper lubrication in order for them to roll properly. Failure to lubricate all of your casters will result in them not rolling as easily as they should. This will cause people to strain more when they are trying to push or pull the cart they are attached to. The casters will wear out more quickly because of the heavy amount of friction being generated due to the lack of lubrication.
- Make sure that you are using the casters on a surface that they were designed to be used on.
You cannot use all casters in all environments. You need to be aware of where you can and cannot used your casters. For example, factories can sometimes have floors that get so hot that they can melt certain casters. This is obviously a situation that you need to avoid at all costs. However, there are low profile casters that are resistant to very high temperatures. The company that made the casters will have all of the info regarding the temperatures that it is safe to use them at.
- Try to avoid rolling the casters over rough surfaces.
Surfaces that are very rough will tend to wear down your casters. This means they will need to be replaced sooner rather than later. They to keep the casters on carpeting whenever possible. Smooth concrete will also be fine.