Industrial Equipment and Supplies: The Right Choices for Your Industry

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Making Timber Crates Mobile With Casters: Three Caster Shapes to Consider


Wooden crates can be for more than just shipping solutions. They can also be used to store items around your factory, warehouse or other industrial facility. If you have items stored in timber crates and you want to be able to move them around quickly, you may want to add casters to your crates.

Ultimately, you need to consider how much weight the casters can bear, whether or not they have built-in brakes and a few other issues. First, however, you have to select the caster with the best attachment hardware for your timber crates.

Casters can attach to timber crates in a range of ways, and ultimately, you need a caster that can fit on your crate without damaging it or being overly obtrusive. Here are three options to consider:

1. Casters With Plates

One of the most popular types of caster wheels features a flat plate on top of the caster. To install them, you tip over your timber crate, stabilise the plate against the wood and put in four screws to hold it in place.

Unfortunately, if the wood on the base of your timber crate isn't thick enough, it won't be able to accommodate the screws used to hold the plate in place. However, if your timber crate has a thick base, these casters may be the best option -- they tend to be very sturdy.

2. Casters With Posts

Alternatively, there are casters attached to posts. To fit these to your timber crates, you need enough room to drill a hole in the timber. Then, you need to slip a chamber into that hole, and finally, you slot the post of the caster wheel into the chamber.

If the case of your crate isn't thick enough to accommodate screws, this option may work because you only need one hole rather than four. As a result, you can attach the caster on the very edge of the crate so that the post is going up into the side walls of the crate instead of into the floor of the crate.

3. Casters With U-Brackets

If neither of these options work, you may want to explore u-bracket casters. U-bracket casters have a small u-shaped piece of metal over the caster. This bracket slips over a piece of wood on your crate, and then, you run a bolt through both sides of the bracket as well as through the wood, and you use a nut and washer to hold it in place.

If your timber crate doesn't have any good spots to add casters, you can attach small slats around the perimetre of the base of the crate. Then, you can slip the u-bracket over these small pieces of wood, and finally, you can enjoy your newly mobile crate.


12 April 2016