Thread Guard; 5-11/16" x 1/2"; Steel; Natural (for CW 8"x2" OR 8"x1-1/2" wheels); Order 2 per wheel.
Outside diameter: 5-11/16"Inside diameter: 1/2"Material: SteelColor: NaturalShipping Weight: 0.05 lbs.Usually Ships in: 24-48 hours (may be affected by quantity ordered)
Thread guards are the plastic (and occasionally metal) disks that cover the sides of the caster wheel similar to hub caps. They originated in the garment industry to keep threads on the floor from winding around the caster axles and binding up the wheels. Still used for that purpose, along with keeping the bearings clean and protected. They also add a finished appearance to the casters.
Cast iron, forged steel and ductile steel wheels offer the ultimate in load capacity and impact strength. The wheels feature heavy cross section castings for heavy duty use, abrasion resistance and a long service life. They are resistant to abrasions and require minimal effort to start-up and push loads. Built for high capacity applications, the cast iron wheels can withstand extreme heat. These are avialable in a wide variety of sizes, weight capacities, and bearing types.