U.S. Wheels
Wheel Selection Criteria: Choosing the type of wheel that best suits your application is an important requirement. Each wheel type may have characteristics that make it excellent for one job but unworkable for another. This chart provides general information you may find useful in choosing a wheel. If further guidance is required, please consult the factory. Properly matching wheels to specific applications can involve factors too numerous to list completely. Please contact Acorn for further information.

Factors to consider when choosing a wheel type:
Bearing type: Type of bearings can have a major impact on rollability, durability, maintenance schedules, and capacity.
Floor conditions: The presence of obstacles, debris, oil and/or chemicals can have a significant impact on the life and performance of a wheel. A general rule is that softer treads are better for obstacle laden floors, floor protection and quiet operation. Harder treads are best for rollability on smooth floors but offer less floor protection and cushioning.
Maintenance: The expectation that wheels will or will not be properly maintained is another factor in choosing specific wheels and bearings.
Manual vs Power Towing: Generally, power tow requires durability and quiet operation, whereas manual operation requires rollability and ease of swiveling.

U.S. Wheels Include:
Metal Wheels (Forged Steel, Ductile Iron, Cast Iron, Stainless Steel)
Plastic Wheels (Nylacron™, Solid Elastomer, Nylon / Nylon Glass-Filled, Kryptonic™, Phenolic / Texite, Polypropylene, Retort)
Urethane Wheels (Premium Urethane, Polyurethane, Swivel-EAZ™)
Rubber Wheels (Moldon Rubber, Extra Soft Rubber, Advanced Rubber, Pneumatic)

U.S. Wheels PDF
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