Heavy Duty - Dolly bases and plate casters

Heavy Duty - Dolly bases and plate casters


Heavy Duty -

Dolly bases have a sturdy, riveted channel frame construction and are available in aluminum and stainless steel materials.

A variety of plate casters is available to configure a heavy duty cart specific to the application and environment.

  • The rigid dolly provides greater stability, control, and impact resistance especially when traveling long distances , over rough or choppy floors , over-the-road, or across thresholds.

  • Mobile dolly trucks have a maximum weight load capacity of 1000lbs. (454kg) evenly distributed.

  • Bumpers are included: choice of either corner bumpers or full wraparound bumper.

  • Plate casters are available in swivel, swivel/brake, rigid, and brake/lock versions.

  • Plated caster models are suitable for dry environments. Stainless Steel cart washable models are available for corrosive applications.

  • Dolly bases can be installed on each of Metro’s wire and plastic shelving systems.

For more information on Metro's shelving systems, dolly bases and plate casters:

When choosing dolly bases and plate casters consider the load requirement, environment where it will be used, type of floor, and the method of cleaning. Special staked posts are recommended to ensure a durable connection to the dolly base.

Standard Duty vs. Heavy Duty:

Standard Duty versus Heavy Duty

Most mobile requirements are satisfied with standard duty stem casters.   Typical examples include:
•Shelving is occasionally repositioned to clean floors and walls.

•Shelving stores soiled items and needs to be sterilized in a cart wash machine or moved to an area for autoclave sterilization.

•Basic transport over shorter distances within a room or between rooms and departments.  This may include rolling  on and off elevators and occasionally over thresholds .

Heavy Duty Applications require a dolly base and plate casters.  Typical examples include:
•Shelving regularly crosses thresholds, travels up and down ramps, and rolls over rougher floors.

•Shelving travels between facilities over the road on a regular basis.

•Heavier weight bearing applications :   plate casters are larger than stem casters offering greater stability, control , and impact resistance .

For more information consult your Metro representative.
A basic plated caster is suitable for most dry environments.   When choosing casters consider the load requirement, environment where it will be used, and the method of cleaning,

Rigid casters improve the maneuverability and steering of a cart that must travel long distances.   A rigid channel is provided with each two rigid  casters at no charge.   A typical configuration using rigid casters has two rigid and two swivel/brake casters.