Heavy-Duty Caster Solutions: When to Use Fat-type Equipment Casters


When it comes to heavy-duty applications, selecting the right caster is crucial for ensuring smooth operation, long-lasting performance, and the safety of your equipment and personnel. Fat-type equipment casters are designed to handle substantial loads and provide reliable mobility in demanding environments. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore when to use fat-type equipment casters and how Inford Caster’s heavy-duty solutions can meet your specific needs, no matter your industry or application.


Understanding the Benefits of Fat-type Equipment Casters

Fat-type equipment casters offer several key advantages over standard casters, making them the ideal choice for heavy-duty applications:

  1. Robust Construction: Heavy-duty frames made from steel or cast iron, thicker forks, and stronger bearings ensure increased durability and longevity in demanding environments.
  2. Higher Load Capacity: With larger wheel diameters (typically 4 to 12 inches) and reinforced components, fat-type casters can support loads often exceeding 1,000 pounds per caster.
  3. Improved Stability: The wider footprint and sturdy design of fat-type casters provide enhanced stability, reducing the risk of tipping or swaying when transporting heavy equipment.
  4. Versatile Applications: From industrial machinery to medical equipment, fat-type casters are suitable for a wide range of industries and applications where heavy loads and frequent use are common.

Inford Caster offers a comprehensive range of heavy-duty caster options that are engineered to withstand the rigors of even the most challenging environments, ensuring your equipment remains mobile, safe, and efficient.

Heavy-duty caster wheel with 450kg load capacity

Heavy-duty Caster Wheel With 450kg Load Capacity


When to Use Fat-type Equipment Casters

Fat-type equipment casters are the go-to solution for applications that involve heavy loads, frequent use, or rough terrain. Here are some common scenarios where heavy-duty casters excel:

Industrial Machinery and Equipment

  • CNC Machines and Lathes: Fat-type casters provide the necessary support and mobility for heavy CNC machines, lathes, and other industrial equipment, allowing for easy movement during maintenance, relocation, or reconfiguration.
  • Presses and Stamping Machines: The high load capacity and sturdy construction of heavy-duty casters ensure that presses and stamping machines remain stable and mobile, even under the most demanding conditions.

Material Handling and Logistics

  • Heavy-Duty Carts and Dollies: Fat-type casters are essential for heavy-duty carts, dollies, and platforms used in warehouses, factories, and distribution centers, enabling the safe and efficient transport of heavy materials and goods.
  • Aerospace and Automotive Assembly Lines: In the aerospace and automotive industries, heavy-duty casters facilitate the smooth movement of large components and finished products along assembly lines and in maintenance facilities.

Medical and Healthcare Facilities

  • Hospital Beds and StretchersInford Caster’s medical caster solutions, including fat-type casters, ensure that hospital beds, stretchers, and other medical equipment can be easily maneuvered while providing a stable and comfortable experience for patients.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Equipment: Heavy-duty casters play a crucial role in the mobility and positioning of large diagnostic imaging equipment, such as MRI machines and CT scanners, ensuring precise and safe operation.


Factors to Consider When Selecting Fat-type Equipment Casters

To choose the right fat-type equipment casters for your specific application, consider the following factors:

  1. Load Capacity: Accurately determine the maximum weight each caster will need to support, taking into account the equipment’s weight and any additional loads.
  2. Floor Surface: Select wheel materials and treads that are suitable for the type of flooring the casters will be used on, such as concrete, asphalt, or tile, to ensure smooth rolling and minimize floor damage.
  3. Maneuverability Requirements: Assess the level of maneuverability needed for your application, choosing swivel casters for easy steering or rigid casters for directional stability.
  4. Environmental Conditions: Consider any environmental factors the casters will be exposed to, such as extreme temperatures, moisture, or corrosive substances, and select casters with appropriate materials and finishes to withstand these conditions.

Inford Caster’s experts are ready to help you navigate these factors and select the most suitable heavy-duty caster options for your unique requirements, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

Fat-Type Equipment Casters

Fat-type Equipment Casters


Customized Heavy-Duty Caster Solutions from Inford

At Inford Caster, we understand that every application is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of customization options for our heavy-duty casters. Our experienced team can work with you to develop tailored solutions that address your specific challenges and requirements, ensuring that you have the perfect fat-type equipment casters for your needs.

Some of our customization options include:

  • Wheel Materials: Choose from a variety of wheel materials, such as polyurethane, nylon, and rubber, to suit different floor types and environmental conditions.
  • Brake Options: Select from various brake options, including lockable casters, total lock brakes, and directional locks, to enhance safety and control.
  • Swivel and Rigid Configurations: Customize the arrangement of swivel and rigid casters to achieve the desired maneuverability and stability for your equipment.
  • Special Finishes and Materials: Opt for special finishes and materials, such as stainless steel or corrosion-resistant coatings, to meet the demands of specific environments or industries.

With Inford custom caster & wheel solutions, you can be confident that your fat-type equipment casters will be optimized for your unique application, ensuring superior performance, safety, and efficiency.



Choosing the right fat-type equipment casters is essential for ensuring the smooth operation, safety, and longevity of your heavy-duty equipment. By understanding the benefits and applications of these heavy-duty casters, as well as the factors to consider when making your selection, you can make an informed decision that meets the specific needs of your industry and application.

Inford Caster, with our extensive range of heavy-duty caster options, custom solutions, and expert guidance, is your trusted partner in finding the ideal fat-type equipment casters for your unique requirements. Contact us today to discuss your needs and let our experienced team help you optimize your equipment’s mobility, safety, and performance.

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