Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Pallet jacks are some of the most common tools found in the supply chain.  Finding out after you buy that your new pallet jack is leaking hydraulic fluid and is already out of warranty only causes frustration and despair.  When selecting a pallet jack, look for premium steer wheels and load rollers that will protect your floor and carry the load easily. Also look for a 2 year warranty on the hydraulic unit and most important, look for a trusted source. There are many brands and prices to choose from and selecting a quality pallet jack should provide for many years of service with very little maintenance.

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Have you recently purchased casters that you thought were perfect for your application only to find out they did not meet your needs? The load you need to move, the surface you are working on as well as the level of use and abuse are just some of the critical considerations necessary to successfully select the right caster for your application.  Opting for the discount price or simply choosing the wrong material can frequently spell failure on the job. Just because you pay a lot of money won’t ensure success.  What is a Quality Caster? A true quality caster is one that is specifically designed to meet your needs. Whenever possible, consider consulting with a professional. Casters of Amarillo Inc will ask the right questions to help you purchase quality every time.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

For a limited time, Casters of Amarillo, Inc is offering a reduced price on our 10″ flat free wheels.  These heavy duty industrial flat free wheels have a 2-1/4″ hub length with 5/8″ sealed precision bearings – 3/4″ shielded radial bearings are also available.  Comparable to a 410/3.50-4 wheel assembly, this “air-free” wheel is ideal for hand trucks and garden carts.  Load capacity is 375 lbs per wheel.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The 2016 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show starts Nov 29th at the Amarillo Civic Center.  Casters of Amarillo Inc will be there to show some of the casters, wheels and material handling equipment that helps make the farming and ranching industries thrive.  This year Casters of Amarillo Inc is showcasing our latest flat-free wheels.  In addition, we are offering a 2016 Farm and Ranch Show special.  A high quality sport utility camouflage blanket.  This padded camouflage blanket is ideal for protecting furniture, makes a great a trunk liner, and is also perfect for cold nights while camping or hunting. The double-lock zigzag stitching pattern prevents the batting from moving. This sport utility camouflage blanket is made from durable 50/50 cotton and polyester shell that resists abrasion and withstands rugged use. It’s machine washable. 80″L x 72″W.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

December will be here before we know it and it’s that time of year that we gear up for the annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. The 2016 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show is a 3 day event being held from the 29th of November to the 1st of December at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. This event showcases the latest products and technologies, while offering educational seminars for the agriculture industry.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Is your dolly, platform cart, towline or other material handling equipment failing to work properly?  Are you struggling to move those heavy loads?  The answer to your troubles could be quite simple.  9 times out of 10, worn out casters or improperly selected wheels are at fault.  A quick visual inspection can pinpoint the problem.  If the wheels are worn out or rougher in some areas than others, a replacement of  your casters or wheels should correct the problem.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

There is no simple formula or rule that can be followed in selecting the proper casters. Many varying and individual factors must be balanced to make the selection that will do the best job for you. The following are several of the more important considerations.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Wherever there is rotation, there is a need for some form of bearing. The function of a bearing is to minimize the friction between moving machine parts and to carry a load. The majority of these nowadays are a rolling bearing consisting of an inner ring, an outer ring, a number of rolling elements (balls or rollers) and a cage. Most are made of steel, but other materials are also used, such as ceramics, bronze or plastic.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Material handling equipment is equipment that is related to the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. 

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Casters of Amarillo, Inc. is proud to offer this type of material handling equipment that will allow customers the ability to move heavy machines in a safe and timely manner. Our non-powered machine movers allow the user to move many different types of equipment in plants, warehouses or out in the field.  The types of heavy machine movers that we offer are safe and easy to use.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ball Transfers solve a variety of material handling and motion control challenges. Whether used in the traditional ‘ball up’ position or as a caster in the ‘ball down’ orientation for rolling applications such as retail store displays, ball transfers offer advantages to traditional casters, such as lower profiles and omni-directional movement, often at a lower cost.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Rubber tread that is molded to a cast-iron, aluminum or polyolefin core. Sizes range from 3” to 18” in diameter and 1-1/2” to 3” wide. Load capacities are available up to 2000 pounds. Our tread features special bonding to insure long life and non-separation. These wheels are highly shock-absorbing, offering maximum load protection and quiet movement. A grease fitting is installed into the wheel hub on all wheels 4” diameter and above. Common applications include, stock carts, platform trucks, hand trucks and refuse disposal bins.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Polyurethane tread molded to a cast-iron, aluminum or polyolefin core. Sizes range from 3.25” to 16” in diameter and 1-1/4” to 4” wide. With capacities ranging from 70 to 7,000 pounds, the polyurethane wheels we provide work well for manufacturing, warehousing, food processing, hospitals, automotive and institutional use.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Pneumatic wheels have many benefits in industrial caster applications.  The main benefit is the ability to absorb shock loads from impacts and cushion the load.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Heavy duty casters offer increased weight capacity and durability in the 2” tread widths as well as introduces larger wheel sizes up to 10” x 2-1/2” at economical prices. The yoke construction is made from 1/4” thick cold rolled steel.  Double ball bearing raceways are deeply formed, polished and heat treated, offering a smooth swivel action and superior durability. The legs are designed and formed for resistance to side thrust failure and are robotically welded to a large 3-1/4” diameter raceway. The swivel raceway & top plate are held together with a 3/4” heat treated nut & bolt kingpin and has a 1/2” axle.  Grease fittings mounted in the swivel raceway & wheel axle and in most wheel hubs.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Medium-Heavy Duty Casters are one of the most recognized and commonly used casters in a broad spectrum of industries and is one of our most popular selling caster series. Offering exceptional quality, functionality, value and availability! With capacities up to 1200 pounds, this series is a real workhorse. Sizes are available from 3 to 8 inches in diameter with 1-1/2” or 2” tread widths.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

This series of light-medium duty casters offer a wide selection of standard and uncommon stem and plate types popular in institutional & food service applications. This Durable Superior Casters® series comes standard with a dust cap covering the upper raceway. Durable has over 30 different wheel variations, colors, bearings and other featured options. Available in 3-5 inch diameter wheels, these casters have load capacities ranging from 175 to 350 pounds.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Boltless shelving is ideal for many residential, commercial and industrial uses. In the office it can be used for general storage, file storage, record archives and workstations.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

There is an extensive array of casters to choose from that are applicable to many similar situations. The initial product overview can be confusing and frustrating and chances are you do not need an expensive high end caster. To simplify the selection process, two specific casters stand out that provide the solution to most industrial and commercial medium duty mobility needs. The main discriminators here are economy and durability.

Uses and sizes of workhorse casters

Both casters can be used in similar applications. These applications include platform trucks, warehouse carts, various dollies, freight and terminal carts, stock picking carts and trash containers, just to name a few.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Welcome Friends,

December will be here before we know it and it’s that time of year that we gear up for the annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show.
For this year’s show we will be showcasing many of our new products along with many of the products that we all know and love.
So please stop by our booth #H923 in the Heritage Room and visit with us.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Having the proper office chair casters on your furniture makes working in an office setting much more enjoyable. You should select office chair wheels that are appropriate for your floor. By making this decision based on your flooring, you won’t have to worry about your chair getting bogged down in thick carpeting or sliding all over slick floors. Also, be sure to consider functionality and style when choosing office chair casters.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Wesco Industrial Products manufactures a full line of quality material handling equipment.  Since 1948, they have provided quality products to the marketplace through their network of distributors in the United States and beyond.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Have you ever experienced an environmental noise disturbance? I’m not speaking of honking cars, roaring trains and planes or just people who talk loud. This is a more subtle noise.  So, picture yourself in a few scenarios such as: Watching a theatrical performance and the scene change is loudly announced by rolling out the next set (clanka, clanka, clanka).  Eating at a nice restaurant and you hear the dessert cart rolling across the travertine tile (clanka, clanka, clanka).  Listening to the Sunday sermon as they move the communion cart through the church (clanka, clanka, clanka).  At work, home, school or play, the wrong wheel on the wrong type of floor is downright annoying.  You may not be aware of those obnoxious noises, but now that you are, they willhaunt you!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

As society  has moved forward,  industry and institutional needs have dramatically changed.  When it comes to the caster industry, that can readily be seen with the fact that thousands of different types, styles and caster configurations exist today that were not seen even 20 years ago.  A quick stroll through a  catalog may be a little mind boggling.  One will most likely be able to rule out the extra heavy duty drop forged steel casters from their daily shopping list.But where does one start?  We, of course, recommend that you call the brain trust (that would be Casters of Amarillo) to make your job easier as well as more economical since we can roll you in the right direction, letting you know what’s on sale and what will work best to meet your needs.