Ergonomic Casters

Ergonomics are critical in many caster and wheel applications. Reducing the push/pull force that is required to move a cart or object is the most important aspect of ergonomic performance when manually moving a cart. The weight load of the cart being moved comes into play but the most important element is using the right […]

Flat Spotting

A flat spot on your wheel tread can form when the wheel is loaded in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Soft rubber and polyurethane are the wheel materials where flat spotting most often occurs. There is a chance that the flat spot can disappear as the wheel begins to roll and take its […]

Valley Craft Hand Trucks

Valley Craft is a manufacturer of industrial equipment and carts located in Lake City, Minnesota. Valley Craft designs, develops and manufactures premium material handling and storage solutions. These solutions include a vast range of proprietary and custom solutions. Valley Craft was established in 1953 when Carl Weinmann introduced the first hand truck with a brake. Over […]

Presto Lifts

In the past 10 years Presto lifts has evolved into a global leader in materials handling solutions by focusing on three core principles: Product Quality, Product Availability and Product Innovation. For over 70 years, Presto Lifts, Inc. has been creating precision hydraulic equipment that improves safety and productivity. In 1977, Presto Lifts began producing a […]

Metric Casters

“Metric applications are bigger than you think.” This is a line that was spoken in a conversation at The Caster Guy office recently and it is a statement which is absolutely true. Metric caster applications are bigger than you think. Now by bigger, I am referring to the quantity of metric caster applications in the […]

Kingpinless Casters

The swivel section on a swivel caster is the point at which failure most often occurs. We call this part of the caster the “Swivel Raceway”. This section on the caster is exposed to torque and stress which can cause the raceway to loosen up. As the raceway loosens in a normal swivel raceway with […]

Maintenance Free

Reducing costs is imperative in every business and is something that can be applied in many areas of a business. Cutting production costs, using efficient time strategies, lowering financial expenditures, reducing supply expenses… to name a few. For the purpose of this discussion, reducing supply expenses is the topic that I would like to highlight pertaining to the MRO […]

Intermetro Wire Shelving

Intermetro wire shelving has been the industry standard since 1965. As a stocking distributor for their products, I am always excited and proud when my team completes a new and unique installation for one of our customers. Since we stock everything at a component level (whether it be casters, shelving or hand trucks) the combinations we can […]

Pallet Racking is Finally Here!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to announce that my team and I have finally started stocking pallet racking. Now of course, depending on the quantities needed we might have to order in more inventory for a large job but none the less, we have some in stock! I have been storing all of my […]