Pneumatic wheels offer the highest cushioning, shock-absorbing caster/wheel, without moving to a more expensive spring-loaded caster. Pneumatic capacities are limited due to the soft cushioning characteristics of the wheel. For towing, pneumatics are rated to tow up to 20 mph.
These industrial pneumatic casters are usually air-filled but can be filled with foam to eliminate deflation issues. Pneumatic casters are ideally suited for moving fragile or delicate cargo where the caster overall height is not critical. These casters provide longer wheel life, less maintenance, and high shock absorbency.
Casters with Pneumatic wheels, also known as pneumatic tires, offer a softer alternative than most other industrial caster wheels. The Pneumatic caster wheel is made of rubber, similar to automobile tires/wheels, and offers protection for both the flooring and the load. They are also a great choice for outdoor use, especially on rough or uneven surfaces including gravel, cracked cement, thresholds, and other surface environments. The pneumatic tires cushion the load and roll over obstructions with ease.
These popular caster wheels are found in many industries and applications, including ground support equipment, helicopter dollies, maintenance equipment, mobile construction shelters, manufactured housing applications and outdoor use.