Castors For All Applications
Available in a wide variety of wheel types, our castors range in capacity from 20kg to 20,000kg
Furniture & Bed Castors
Glass Filled Nylon
Utility Twin Wheel
Light Industrial Castors
Heavy Duty Welded
Extra High Performance
Spring Loaded Gate
Shipping Container Locking Fitting Kits
Castors & Castor Wheels
Castor wheels or castors as they are often known are probably one of the most well-used types of wheel in any industry. Although a vital component of many pieces of equipment, often they are overlooked but they take a tremendous amount of punishment in warehouses, offices, schools and retail outlets plus countless other types of industry. It is taken for granted that they just seem to last forever, so when one does break or perish it can be a bit of a surprise.
Australasia’s best quality castors are only a couple of clicks away. Since 1958 we’ve prided ourselves on providing a wide range of great quality industrial handling equipment. As a family-run business, we take our calling very seriously and have over five decades of experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying durable wheels and castors to companies all over Australia and New Zealand. Our passion lies in making sure you get the best out of our products where you want them, how you want them and when you want them.
What to Consider When Buying Richmond Castors
To look at them, you might think they are a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. But each castor is different and tailored to specific needs. If you are setting up a new business or are replacing old castors, it is important to think about what you require from your handling equipment. You should think hard about the surfaces in your premises, whether it’s stone, wood, plastic or metal. You should think about the kind of conditions and environment you will expect your equipment to handle, for example whether your equipment will be used in wet, dry, hot or cold conditions. Each of these things will affect the castors you use, so decisions should be made accordingly.
Other things to consider include the kind of work you expect your castors to do. Those which are made to transport crates of eggs will be quite different, for instance, from those that are built to support guitar amplifiers or book trolleys. Are they likely to need brakes or locks on the wheels if you are using them on sloping surfaces?
Another thing to look at is how you need to spread the load over the castors. Dense, heavy materials should have similarly high-density castors. You should consider how brittle the castors might be depending on their material – any impact under the strain of a heavy load is going to have a greater force on the castor.
Carefully work out the average weight of the loads you intend to place on the castors and divide it by the number of castors you will need. Then you can choose the appropriate maximum load on each castor. Add 20-30% of the load total, this is your safety margin. (load of 200kg now equals 240-260kg).
Different surfaces react better or worse depending on the material of the castor. Here is a quick guide to what castor material is suited to each surface:
Carpet surfaces will need Nylon castors. These will offer a much greater capacity for rolling across a surface which usually offers resistance.
Concrete or tiles are quite brittle and hard and need soft surfaced castors like polyurethane or various types of rubber.
If you have wood, vinyl, cork, epoxy or easily marked floor that you want to keep good looking then you can’t go wrong with grey rubber or polyurethane castors.
Castors That We Offer
We offer castor wheels online in these materials and more. Our range covers all kinds of load capacity from the 10KG right the way up to 10T. Materials and types we use include:
We also offer castors as paired wheels for more heavy-duty work with brakes or locks to keep them in place if required.
Sizes range from the very small 25mm diameter to the more heavy-duty 400mm diameter 20T capacity wheels. The frames too have their own weight and sizes which should be a factor in your decision, each with their own kinds of swivel system which may take a lot of stress depending on your usage.
Quality and Safety
These items are built with functionality in mind. We don’t send out poor quality products and are always testing them to make sure they are up to the jobs you need them for. But in addition to functionality, we also want to be sure that you are safe using them.
Order Your Castor Wheels Online Now
There are many different options for you to choose from and we’re happy to offer all our customers a truly individual service. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, we are always ready to take your call or email to guide towards anything you require. We also offer custom made items and engineering for anything you might need that’s not currently on the market.
For anything that needs servicing, maintaining or repairing we offer that service on many products too! This includes castor wheels and any items that are too bulky to send, in which case we’ll come to you to carry out the servicing. With warehouses in many locations, we’re never too far away.
If you want to keep up to date on what is available, then sign up to our mailing list and we’ll keep you informed on what we have available to order. You might also like to go and check out our online guides to our services. There you’ll find we’ve gone to great lengths to give you a comprehensive view of our offer and a few examples of things we have worked on in the past, such as demolition platforms, sports signs or pipe conveyor systems. The range of applications for our products seems to be limitless!
Ordering your item is very simple, and you can get started right away. Simply add what you want to your basket online or give us a call or email and we’ll get it right out to you with a reasonable shipping fee. Buy your wheels online now and they will be with you very shortly!
High Quality Castor Wheels for Sale Online
At Richmond NZ, we offer a complete range of castors in a variety of designs and specifications. No matter what industry you’re in, we are confident that you won’t have to look anywhere else for products that suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for heavy-duty castor wheels for trolleys, swivel castors for display equipment, or fixed castor wheels for machinery or heavier objects like shipping containers, you can find it all within our extensive range.
Our castors come in a variety of fitting types, weight capacities, wheel materials and sizes. You can find castors fitted with wheels made from rubber, nylon, steel, aluminium or polyurethane. These wheel types are also suitable for a range of applications, such as anti-static, high-temperature, low rolling resistance, shock absorbing and high wear resistance. Furthermore, our wheel and castor range includes pneumatic wheels, designer castors, buffers, castors with brakes, stainless steel castors, fixed castor wheels, swivel castors, adjustable feet, heavy-duty castor wheels, medical castors, floor locks, and more.
If we don’t have a wheel or castor in our range that suits your requirements, we also have the ability to work with you to design and manufacture them to meet your specifications.
Why Choose Richmond NZ for Castors?
As New Zealand’s leading castor suppliers, you can trust that you’re receiving top quality products that are designed to meet the requirements of the New Zealand market. With over 50 years as castor manufacturers in the wheel and castor industry, you can rely on us for our expertise, experience and unparalleled customer service.
5 VARIABLES TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CASTOR
Heavier loads will require larger capacity castors with wheels made from higher density materials.
Sudden impacts that the wheel or castor may encounter during transport should also be considered. These sudden loads will add to the amount of force that is applied to the castor during transport.
To calculate the minimum load capacity, divide the typical weight by the number of castors to be used on the item. This number will give you the capacity for an evenly distributed load
Wheels and castors perform differently depending on the floor surface.
Nylon wheels are the best option due to the decreased rolling resistance.
CONCRETE OR TILES:
Polyurethane, rebound rubber or other compound rubber wheels are the best option.
May lead to irregular weight distribution and temporarily increase the load on the castors.
WOOD, VINYL, CORK & EPOXY FLOORS:
Non-marking wheels such as grey rubber, rebound rubber and polyurethane are best suited for these surfaces.
EASILY MARKED SURFACES:
To prevent marking of the floor, polyurethane, rebound polyurethane, grey rubber, donut profile, or rebound rubber wheels are the best options.
Richmond has a wheel type to suit all floor surfaces. If you need information, please contact our friendly staff.
The major factors that contribute to rolling resistance are:
- Wheel Diameter
- Wheel Hardness
- Floor Surface
The worse the floor, the bigger and softer the wheel needs to be
Rolling resistance can be improved by selecting the largest suitable wheel diameter for your application.
When unsure, speak with the knowledgeable store staff to advise you on the most suitable castor for your application.
Several requirements should be considered when choosing the right wheel or castor for your environment:
- Temperature to which the castor will be exposed, extreme heat or cold
(Cool rooms, freezers, ovens)
- Will the wheel or castor be used in wet/wash down areas?
- Harshness of the environment
(Sea water, dirt, sand, chemicals, clean room etc.)
Richmond’s high/low temperature wheels can perform in extreme temperatures from -30°C to 300°C
Are there any specific requirements or industry standards that your wheel/castor needs to meet? Below are some important things to consider when making a selection:
- Do the castors require brakes and/or directional locks?
- Is the load being towed, and if so at what speed?
- Wheel noise dampening
- Shock loads
Will the load be subject to sudden shocks whilst moving?
- Frequency of use
- Height/clearance restrictions
- Mounting requirements
Plate or bolt mount? Rigid, swivel, or brake frame?