Pneumatic Casters feature air filled pneumatic wheels. Pneumatic or air filled casters are designed for low speed, manually moved applications. The pneumatic wheels provide a cushioned ride, shock absorption and quiet operation. Pneumatic casters are ideally suited for moving fragile or delicate cargo where caster overall height is not critical. Casters with pneumatic wheels are usually the best choice for use outdoors over rough surfaces ( i.e. gravel ) or on grass. The wide footprint on 8" or larger pneumatic wheels provides stability on gravel and does not sink into lawns. These are commonly used in the Entertainment industry, Air-Cargo industry, and many others.
Flat Free Wheels have no air in the tires, thus eliminating the possibility of the wheels ever going flat. The wheels are filled with a foam compound. These wheels provide the same traction and wide footprint needed to roll on grass, dirt and other bumpy surfaces. Flat Free Wheels have a higher capacity and higher initial cost than Air Filled Pneumatic Wheels. However, over time, they may prove to cost less because they last longer. People tend to load equipment only to the weight they can move easily.
Pneumatic casters are the preferred choice for those looking to move materials that are either heavy duty, fragile, outdoors, or require a smooth transfer over rugged terrain. Filled with air, pneumatic casters provide a smooth ride that can absorb any shock or traverse most terrains. For objects that are fragile, pneumatic casters are the choice of transportation because of the smooth ride that they offer as this smooth ride cuts down on vibrations and sudden drops in terrain. For heavy and oversized loads you can also find comfort in their transportation needs with LINCO heavy duty pneumatic casters as they are built for strength and heavy work in mind.
Pneumatic wheels are also used for outdoor use due to their high and wide base which allows for great weight distribution over loose surfaces such as mud and gravel while also displaying flexibility over uneven hard terrain or jagged rocks. Pneumatic caster wheels are ideal for outdoor and indoor entertainment industries. Similar to pneumatic tires and sharing many of the same great characteristics are flat free casters. The only difference is flat free caster wheels are not filled with air, but rather foam making them flat proof. This is an amazing solution for those looking for the advantages of pneumatic casters but don’t have the time to deal with a flat tire or risk losing cargo over a sudden blowout. Flat free casters also save time because they don’t have to constantly have their air pressure monitored. LINCO offers a wide variety of both pneumatic casters and flat free casters.