Northern Industrial 450-Lb. Capacity 10in. Pneumatic Caster-Swivel
Do what I did
I own a 2 Hot Tub stores in CT. The trick is to buy 5.
2 swival casters for the front and three non-swival for the back to support most of the weight. My first set of 5 lasted about 4 years from moving around hot tubs from 300 to 850lbs. Just keep most of the weight on the back three tires and it also makes it easy to turn. I'm here again now just to purchase some new tires because the ones I have on now are just worn out.
July 18, 2014
Good thing they are cheap
Please keep in mind as you read this that you can't beat the price. The quality of these castors is horrendous. Where do I start? The forks are not formed correctly so that there alignment issues. The hub bearings are surprisingly cheap. The rubber tires are not formed well and roll back and forth off center. I purchased two rigid and two swivels. Three of the axle bolts are so short that the nyloc nut only tightens with two threads before locking up the bearings and whoever originally assembled them slightly damaged the cheesy bearings attempting to engage all the threads. Unbeleivable! Despite the terrible condition of the finished product, i was able to mount them to an equipment hauling cart and they are working but remember... you can't beat the price!
December 10, 2012
Two of these were broken within two weeks of purchase. The tire itself is large and sturdy, maybe too large for the fragile weld holding the rim to the hub. I would not recommend for any rigorous use.
June 6, 2011
Works great - but needs air
I'm using two of these wheels to carry the tongue weight of a trailer towed behind a garden tractor. The garden tractor has the power to tow the trailer, but does not have the ability to handle the tongue weight.
The wheels pivot nicely, even with the tongue weight of the trailer (about 250 lbs and a 200 lb human). I've yet to test it with my heaviest trailer.
The only bad thing with most tube type tires is that it does not hold its air very well. However, if you check the air pressure prior to use, these casters do the job I've asked of it quite well.
March 16, 2011
installed these on my new bbq grill. they worked real well after i greased the bearings in the caster head. i'm glad they had installed a grease sert !
August 23, 2010
thebearings in the wheels on these casters are not very good they are cheap
January 15, 2009
I use the 10" swivel caster wheels for landscape rakes that I build. Anyone who uses a three-point hitch landscape rake knows that it gets abused in the field. I use the casters for the gauge wheels. They have held up very good and I have had no complaints from anyone who I have built a rake with them installed. For the cost of them, they are well worth it. Thanks for the great product!!
April 14, 2008
Over rated, I believe
My swimming pool building rolls away so the pool can be outside. I used several of the 10 inch, 250 pound rated casters on the side of the building that runs on the concrete. Two of them on one end were sort of overloaded, so I bought a couple of these 450 pound rated casters to replace them. In my opinion, these tires do not handle the load as well as the lighter ones did. They are always half flat and are all full of cracks already. They seem to need air added to them every few weeks. They don't spin around easily like the other ones do so that makes the building start moving harder. Part of the reason they spin around hard is, I'm sure, because they have a wider tread area. But, it's also because they don't hold air and are always low on air.
I will be removing these and putting the lighter rated ones back on!
I would give the 250 pound rated casters a 5 star rating but, sorry, not these things!
October 29, 2007
Excellent heavy-duty swivel caster
I have purchased several casters in the past year and this one measures up to the competition. We use the casters in our warehouse for carts that we stage customer orders on. We frequently overload the carts but these casters can withstand alot of wear and tear. They move nicely over a concrete surface with little effort needed. An excellent choice!
October 8, 2007