Castors Load Capacity

Please apply some simply rules when calculating loads moved. 

  1. Consider floor condition
  2. Uneven loading and operator 
  3. Temperature
  4. Moisture ie inside / outside 
  5. User Use / abuse

Many factors must and should be considered when making the correct castor selection !

Calculating Required Castor Load Capacity

It is important that you make the right castor selection as different types of Castors accept different loads.

If you are fitting your castors to any objects like a trolley for example you need to ensure they are built to deal with the weight.

Use the following calculation to ensure you include all of the weight that the castor will need to bear:


Load capacity of castor = Weight of equipment + trolley ÷ 3

Recommended spacing and fitting combinations are available if required please call

Still unsure about which castors to choose and use? 

Some factors can and will play an important part for example you may only want or need to move something once or occasionally so your purchasing criteria may be more price orientated. If the castors or wheels are likely to play a more important roll then price is less important than life expectancy and how well the unit will work when used if you’re manually pushing then the easier the movement the less likely injury from repetitive usage your employees will have. If however aesthetics is more important, design will be the deciding factor. Whatever your reasons for purchase, we can help you find the correct product for you or your application.

Please do not hesitate to contact our expert sales staff if you require any further information and/or advice.