19 Feb What You Need to Know About Getting Mobile Racking Wheels for your Pallet Rack
It sounds like a lot of weight until you are in a business situation and you need to haul around more than 800 lbs. If you are looking for a more industrial size then you should know that the wheels we carry can handle 4,000 lbs per bay.”
If you are looking to make your pallet rack mobile then you are going to have to look for pallet rack wheels. There are questions you need to ask yourself about doing that before you go and start looking for a solution.
How much weight do you need to be able to transport? The problem with a lot of consumer-level products is that they do not hold enough weight. Most of the products in that market hold up to 800 lbs. It sounds like a lot of weight until you are in a business situation and you need to haul around more than 800 lbs. It is in these moments where you need something that can handle that kind of weight. If you are looking for a more industrial size then you should know that the wheels we carry can handle 4,000 lbs per bay. You will need four casters per bay but that level of industrial-strength should help you get what you need to move easily and quickly.
The other problem with some solutions is that it requires a lot of experience to attach the wheels to a pallet rack. Sometimes what you need are wheels that you can put on and take off quickly. What types of situations would that be? If you are going to a conference or some kind of trade show then it might be nice to show your product and be able to move it quickly. Even if you are not using the pallet rack as a showpiece you can use it to transport things quickly if you do not have a pallet jack or cart handy.
If you are going to do all this then you want the hardware to be included. If you have ever found a piece missing from a project you are working on then you know the frustration of trying to figure out the exact measurements of a bolt or screw that you need. Avoiding that problem will keep you sane and will help you get your pieces together as soon as possible. The way to avoid it is by getting products that tell you that you will get the hardware included in your package. You will not get the screwdrivers or other miscellaneous tools you need but you will get the bolts, screws, washers, and other items similar to those that you need to put the piece together.
“Footplates are another thing to look at because they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. You can sometimes find that the bolt holes do not align properly. You have to make sure that the holes align properly or else you may get wheels that are not compatible with your rack.”
You should know that the wheels are usually sold as individual units. You are going to need four of them to complete your job. Therefore, you will want to read what is included with your order to make sure that you are getting the right amount for your racks or you will not be able to complete it correctly. It could be unstable otherwise and that would be a major problem for obvious reasons.
Footplates are another thing to look at because they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. You can sometimes find that the bolt holes do not align properly. You have to make sure that the holes align properly or else you may get wheels that are not compatible with your rack. A problem if you need to move your rack in a certain timeframe. You might as well make sure that you are getting the right kind before they are in the mail. You can call and ask for, in most cases, help to figure out if the wheels will work for your racks. If a website has pictures of the product and the footplates then you should be able, hopefully, to tell if it will work from the provided pictures on the business’s website.
Finally, vertical storage is a good thing but you need to keep in mind if you are using rack wheels, that you should not be using this product for anything over 10’ tall. If you have a rack where you intend to store a product that is higher than that level then you should reconsider the use of these wheels. It could be dangerous for you and your employees.
Get your mobile rack wheels here. If you need help then you can call us at 503-447-1284. We can help you find the right wheels for your setup.