Caster wheel guards are great for a number of reasons. They keep carts from getting stuck and they prevent objects from getting in the way. But the main reason is that they make moving your cart easier. Getting stuck or having to brake down is not a fun experience.
How long can you keep casters for?
Toe guards are often pre-installed on casters during production. These guards are typically made of metal and are the icing on the cake. Metal thread guards have a nice zinc plated finish and are good for wash down applications.
While you can get toe guards in a wide variety of materials, the most important material is steel. These guards will stand up to tough wear and tear. Using steel in your casters will also keep your costs down.
Aside from protecting your employees’ toes, a toe guard will also increase the life of your casters. In fact, there are even demountable toe guards available, meaning you can retroactively install them on your existing casters.
The best thing about the toe guard is that it is a simple, low-cost solution. Usually, toe guards are mounted at a half-inch off the floor.
As you can see, there are a number of entrants in the toe guard game, from a patented technology to a simple, non-intruding design. There is a ton of information about toe guards on the Internet. If you’re not sure whether to get one, call a caster expert for a free assessment.