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Customer Reviews for 450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster

450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster

Item# 18977
For HEAVY DUTY hauling Air-filled 4.10/3.50-6 tire is 12in. high. 5/8in. bore. Caster Type Swivel, Wheel Diameter in. 12, Top Plate Dimensions L x W in. 4 1/2 x 4, Mount Height in. 15 1/2, Overall Height in. 15 1/2, Wheel Type Pneumatic, Casters qty. 1, Capacity lbs. 450, Material Type Steel, Foot Brake No. Offset center of swivel to center of wheel 10 1/2in. 5/8in. bore 4.10/3.50-6 tire size
Average Customer Rating:
2.333 out of 5
2.3
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Rating Summary (3 reviews)
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1 of 3(33%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster
Review 1 for 450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Doesn't meet 450# specs

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February 22, 2010
By CypressTexas
from Houston
"I had a bbq pit fabricated; I have calculated the weight to be approx. 900 lb +/- 2-3%. I used (2) fixed and (2) swivel casters #18977. The fixed carry most of the load under the firebox which I have calculated to be about 600 lb between the two casters or 300 lb each. Despite the 450 lb rating I have had one weld crack (it was not fully penetrating and I rewelded) and the bearings go out on both. I purchased swivel tire replacements as they have extra flanges to support the hub but they still aren't holding up as I would have expected and this is my second set in a few months. They don't see shock and I move them over gravel at very low speeds. I am very disappointed and will probably replace the fixed casters with a single axle and small 4 bolt trailer wheels."
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+5points
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Review 2 for 450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good for the price and if not severely overloaded

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August 2, 2009
By augerguy
from Russell, Iowa
"I have a business of assembling grain augers on carts I built that use these wheels. I have been doing this for elevan years, and have purchased a new set of casters about every three years when old ones are worn out. I have been building about 400 to 600 augers a year, and each one makes some of the wheels recieve as much as 1500 lbs of momentary stress, when tires mash so that rim is less than an inch from the ground. Under these conditions, the wheels frequently break away from there hubs, but usually only after repeated side stresses. The wheels can easily be rewelded and after doing this, they last much longer. Also, I keep a supply of new tires on hand, since I use eight rigid and eight swivel casters at once and usually on gravel driveways, so the somewhat cheap tires have a right to occasionally fail. I would like to see higher quality like anyone else, but for the price they are pretty darn good. If you need casters that hold up better, I'm sure they are available elsewhere for around a hundred and fifty dollars each. It would be doubtful that anyone could abuse these wheels more than me, and they serve me pretty good."
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+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for 450-Lb. Capacity 12in. Swivel Pneumatic Caster
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Not impressed

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November 17, 2008
By wookie
"The bearings held up fine. The wheel lasted about a week. The rim broke off of the hub."
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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