In many cases, the only thing better than a great, light duty ladder caster is a bunch of light duty ladder casters on sale. That’s exactly what customers will find when they visit our company, Douglas Equipment, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of casters and a company notoriously committed to offering a great deal on all kinds of commercial equipment. Of course, there are more reasons to buy light duty casters than merely taking advantage of a discount on their prices; customers in the market for replacement casters, or casters designed to make equipment mobile for the first time, have several great options to choose from when selecting a caster on sale.
Make Sure the Caster is Safe before Buying it for Use with a Ladder
There’s something a bit concerning about a ladder that happens to be on wheels. Namely, most people are concerned that the ladder might take off for another destination while they’re high up among its loftiest reaches. That’s a real concern, not very different from the one that prevents most people from standing on a swivel office chair to change a light bulb. Luckily, there’s a great way to ensure that any ladder caster stays in place and doesn’t unexpectedly transport an individual across the work floor.
Known as gravity lock, the technology is responsible for sensing someone’s weight on the ladder and immediately locking the caster into place so that no unexpected movement occurs. The caster actually “settles” under the weight of an individual and a brake is applied to the caster wheel for the duration of their time on the ladder. Once they step off of the ladder itself, the brake is released and the ladder is free to roam around the work floor until someone else dares to step on its first rung.
Choose the Right Stem Length for the Ladder in Question
Casters designed for ladders and other equipment typically come in a variety of stem lengths. Those stems are designed to fit perfectly inside pre-drilled holes on the bottom of the ladder itself, keeping the wheel secure and ensuring the ladder remains mobile in a variety of conditions. A stem that is too short might easily fall out during some applications, while stems that are too long will cause the ladder to rest on the stem itself, providing an uneven and unpredictable experience for workers.
The best approach is to either measure the existing caster that’s in place, or check the ladder’s specifications to determine which stem length is appropriate. With a little research, the ladder’s integrity can be maintained and the right caster can easily be purchased on sale.
Douglas Equipment is a Leading Supplier of Ladder Casters and Other Equipment
Of course, choosing a caster means finding the best supplier with the right options for the ladder in question. Among all of the companies competing for business in this space, we stand out as the best choice. Our wide selection of products, great and knowledgeable sales team, and large amount of industry experience, makes us a sound choice for light duty ladder casters — and anything else a business might need. Contact us today!