How to choose the right wheel for the job?
One of the toughest choices is hard or soft? Keep in mind that it is almost always more difficult to push or pull something if the wheel is softer. There are also different types of wheel material that may flatten over time and some that are less likely to. Contact us to help you choose the best option for your application.
Check what bore/bearing size you need, if the standard one we show isn't right for you, let us know and we'll swap it out to the correct size for your needs.
Common Wheel materials
Rubber Solid rubber on cast steel centre or pneumatic tire type on steel rim
Neoprene Black rubber-type material which is non-marking and quiet
Elastomer Hard, no heat build-up, good for tow-line applications
Urethane On plastic, nylon or cast center core, good value
Plastic Mostly smaller twin wheels, good for light weight applications
Nylon Mostly used in the food industry
Nylon (cast) Good higher capacity wheel
Phenolic Hard, good value for money in high weight capacity
Steel Highest weight capacity, good in applications where floor protection is not a factor
Durometer is a measure of the hardness of the wheel material and defined as the material's resistance to permanent indentation. Durometer of wheels are marked on the product specifications for each item. If you are unsure if the material is suitable for your application, please call one of our experts.