Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. has just introduced the new XC (extra capacity) Caster Wheel Series featuring 70-durometer (Shore D) ether-based polyurethane treads. Available in both its Duralast® and Superlast® wheels, the new polyurethane compound rolls easier under load and carries 30% more capacity than the industry standard 95 durometer (shore A). Furthermore, the harder tread repels foreign objects and debris (FOD).
New Superlast® XC wheels have 1" of the 70-durometer polyurethane chemically bonded to forged steel centers and are offered in sizes from 8" x 3" (capacity 4,550 lbs.) to 12" x 4" (capacity 7,800 lbs.) All wheels are furnished with precision tapered roller bearings. These are among the highest capacity polyurethane wheels on the market today.
New Duralast® XC caster wheels have ½" of the 70-durometer polyurethane chemically bonded to cast iron centers and are offered in sizes from 4" x 2" to 12" x 3" with capacities from 975 lbs. to 4,550 lbs. All 2" wide wheels are standard with precision bearings for ½" axles; 3" wide wheels have precision ball bearings for ¾" axles. The combination of the harder-durometer tread andprecision ball bearings significantly increases rollability over traditional polyurethane wheels with roller bearings.
Superlast® XC caster wheels are also available in Hamilton's premium Forged Steel caster series, including Maxi-Duty, Maxi-Duty Dual, Enhanced Precision Super Duty and the kingpinless styleSuper Endurance casters. Duralast® XC wheels are offered in the following 3" wide caster series: Super Endurance, Champion and Extra Heavy Duty casters. Duralast® XC wheels with 2" faces are available in Heavy Service and Workhorse caster series.
About Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co
Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing stock and custom-engineered heavy-duty casters, wheels, carts, and trailers. Family owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company’s founder, John Weigel.