Choosing the Right Caster Series

Choosing the right caster

Casters come in three basic styles; standard, heavy-duty, and shock absorbing. Standard and heavy-duty casters come as rigid and swivel, and steel and aluminum variations.

Both aluminum and steel casters have advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs.

Aluminum:

  • Is lighter than steel
  • Requires less maintenance because of its washability and natural resistance to corrosion
  • Is spark resistant, which is important in environments where wet floors, fire, and explosions are common hazards
  • Has a softer consistency, which results in quieter operation and reduced noise pollution

Steel:

  • Is stronger than aluminum
  • Can carry heavier loads than similar casters manufactured with aluminum
  • Is less expensive than aluminum.

How much weight you need to move, as well as how far you need to move it will determine how heavy duty a caster you will need. Each caster has its own load capacity.

Aerol’s general-purpose, maintenance-free, casters are excellent for handling both direct and side loads, whereas our extra heavy duty casters are designed to handle unusually heavy loads where durability and extra resistance to shock are important.

Our shock-absorbing caster rigs, fully tested under a wide variety of conditions, provide maximum shock absorption under all conditions even when the truck or dolly is empty or nearly empty.

You can learn more about any of our featured caster series by clicking on the Learn More button located under each caster.

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Series R10

Capacity: Up to 1800 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series R12

Capacity: Up to 2400 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series R3

Capacity: Up to 400 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 3.63 x 4.63
Construction: Aluminum



Series R5

Capacity: Up to 700 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 4.00 x 5.00
Construction: Aluminum



Series R6

Capacity: Up to 1000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.25 x 6.25
Construction: Aluminum



Series R8

Capacity: Up to 2100 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series RF10

Capacity: Up to 10000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.00 x 8.88
Construction: Steel



Series RF12

Capacity: Up to 12000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.75 x 9.75
Construction: Steel



Series RF8

Capacity: Up to 8000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.00 x 8.50
Construction: Steel



Series RH10

Capacity: Up to 10000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum



Series RH6

Capacity: Up to 1600 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.25 x 6.25
Construction: Aluminum



Series RS10

Capacity: Up to 1800 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series RS8

Capacity: Up to 2000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series RSH10

Capacity: Up to 3000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum



Series RSH12

Capacity: Up to 3200 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum



Series S10

Capacity: Up to 1800 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series S12

Capacity: Up to 2400 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series S3

Capacity: Up to 400 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 3.63 x 4.63
Construction: Aluminum



Series S5

Capacity: Up to 700 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 4.00 x 5.00
Construction: Aluminum



Series S6

Capacity: Up to 1000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.25 x 6.25
Construction: Aluminum



Series S8

Capacity: Up to 2100 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series SDF12

Capacity: Up to 12800 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 12.00 x 17.00
Construction: Steel


SDH12 Caster

Series SDH12

Capacity: Up to 9600 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 6.25 x 8.12
Construction: Aluminum



Series SDH8

Capacity: Up to 4200 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.00 x 8.00
Construction: Aluminum



Series SDSH10

Capacity: Up to 6000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 6.50 x 8.13
Construction: Aluminum



Series SDSH12

Capacity: Up to 6400 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 6.25 x 8.12
Construction: Aluminum



Series SF10

Capacity: Up to 10000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.00 x 8.50
Construction: Steel



Series SF12

Capacity: Up to 6500 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.75 x 9.75
Construction: Steel



Series SF8

Capacity: Up to 8000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.00 x 8.50
Construction: Steel



Series SH10

Capacity: Up to 10000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum



Series SH12

Capacity: Up to 10000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 7.75 x 9.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series SH5

Capacity: Up to 750 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 4.00 x 5.00
Construction: Aluminum



Series SH6

Capacity: Up to 1600 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.25 x 6.25
Construction: Aluminum


SS10 Caster

Series SS10

Capacity: Up to 1800 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum



Series SS6

Capacity: Up to 1600 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.25 x 6.25
Construction: Aluminum


SS8 Caster

Series SS8

Capacity: Up to 2100 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 5.88 x 6.75
Construction: Aluminum


SSH10 Caster

Series SSH10

Capacity: Up to 3000 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum


SSH12 Caster

Series SSH12

Capacity: Up to 3200 lbs.
Top Plate Size: 8.38 x 8.38
Construction: Aluminum