Light Duty Economy Plate & Stem Casters - 36 Series - Zinc Plated Steel

Our Light Duty Economy Series 36 is a respectable caster for items that are not extremely heavy. They are available with 3", 4" & 5" diameter wheels. Plate mounting and a large variety of optional stems make this caster an excellent choice for many replacement applications and projects. Available wheels consist of Polyurethane on Polyolefin, Thermo Plastic Rubber and Polyolefin. Use the Polyolefin wheels on heavy objects which are not frequently moved.

  • Capacity to 230 lbs.
  • Double ball raceway.
  • Available with over half a dozen fastener options
  • Thermal plastic rubber and polyurethane on polyolefin wheels do not mark floors.
  • All wheels are Plain Bore ( No beaings in the wheels ) except 4" & 5" Polyolefin Wheels which will come with an Oilite Bushing.
  • Bright zinc finish.


There is a lot of information on this page. Don't let it confuse you. Use this information to determine 3 things.
1. The type of wheel material that you need for your application. Put your mouse over the large wheel photo to see specifications.
2. The type of attachment that you require. Look for the diagrams of the plate sizes or stem sizes.
3. The size of the wheel and the style of the brake if you require a brake.

Most photos on this page can be enlarged by clicking on the photo.
Used On:

Food service & Institutional Equipment - Light-duty Service Carts ( for Hotels, Resorts, Hospitals and Restaurants ), Light Duty Stock Carts, Displays, Bakery Racks - Light-duty dollies - Garment Racks - Laundry Carts - Home Projects, etc.


The most important decision when selecting a general duty caster is the type of wheel material to use. The following are the factors to consider: Floor Material and Surface, Weight and use of object. Always choose more capacity in the casters than the maximum amount of weight that will be needed. For most objects, figure the weight of the object and divide by the number of casters that you will install. As a rule of thumb, add 20% to that amount for safety. For objects that will be sitting in one place for long periods of time, either a hard wheel should be used or a softer wheel with twice the capacity for the weight that it will hold. Softer wheel materials may be required to protect floors but those wheel materials have a tendency to develop flat spots from sitting in one place for long periods of time. By only using half of their capacity, the wheels should not develop flat spots.

To learn more about wheel materials and hardness, click here.

Sample Photos & Options
Plate Mount Swivel Caster
Polyolefin Wheel
Plate Mount Rigid Caster
Polyurethane on Polyolefin Wheel
Stem Mount Swivel Caster
Option 11 Grip Ring Stem
Polyurethane on Polyolefin Wheel
Stem Mount Swivel Caster
Option 12 Grip Ring Stem
Polyolefin Wheel
Stem Mount Swivel Caster
Option 42 Octagon Stem
Thermo Plastic Rubber Wheel
Stem Mount Swivel Caster
Option 25 Expandable Rubber Stem
Polyolefin Wheel
Stem Mount Swivel Caster
Option 26N Threaded Stem
Polyurethane on Polyolefin Wheel
TLB
Top Lock Brake
Pedel on Side of Wheel
Available Stems
Threaded Stems:
Our Threaded Stems are available in the following sizes: 7/16 -14 x 2 1/4" Long, 1/2" - 13 x 1" Long, 1/2" - 13 x 1 1/2" Long,
1/2" - 13 x 2 11/16" Long, 5/8" - 11 x 1 3/4" Long and 3/4" - 10 x 1 3/4" Long.


If you are not sure what size thread you need: THE SAFEST THING TO DO IS TO TAKE THE CASTER OR GLIDE TO A HARDWARE STORE LIKE HOME DEPOT OR LOWES, ANY STORE WHERE THEY SELL NUTS AND BOLTS. Find a nut that fits on the threads and THAT is the size of your threads. This is a "Can't Miss" approach to the threaded stem problem.

Expandable Adapters:
The Expandable Adapter is designed to go inside of tubing. You must choose the appropriate size to fit the inside dimension of your tubing. The tubing can be either SQUARE or ROUND. Installation is easy. Simple turn the nut on the top of the stem until you get a snug fit while pushing the caster into the tube. Once it is inserted, turn the swivel bearing of the caster counter clockwise which will further expand the rubber inside the tubing. The actual working decimal dimensions of the adapters are:
Option: 27 ( 7/8" ) Option: 28 ( 1" ) Option: 29 ( 1 1/8" ) Option: 25 ( 1 3/8" ) Option: 26 ( 1 1/2" )
852" to .927" .928" to 1.029" 1.030" to 1.140" 1.360" to 1.425" 1.426" to 1.589"

Grip Ring Stem
We have 3 Grip Ring Stem Options: Option 11 is 7/16" Diameter x 1 1/2" Long; Option 17 is 7/16" Diameter x 2" Long while our Option 12 Grip Ring stem measures .845 x 2 3/16" Long and is designed for Metro style racks. You can also use the Expandable Adapter Option 27 which is for 7/8" ID tubing if you are not sure of your inner dimension

Square Stem
Our Square Stem is really an Octagon to compensate for the inside radius of square tubing. It is 7/8" x 2" Long with a 5/16" crosshole drilled 1" up from the swivel bearing cap.

Wheel
Material

Thermo Plastic
Rubber
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Wheel
Diameter
Tread Width /
Hub Length
Axle
Size
Bearing
Type
Capacity
Each
Overall
Height
Swivel
Radius
Plate
Swivel
Plate
Rigid
Stem
Swivel

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36TR3x1-S
36TR3x1-R
36TR3X
TR3x1
3" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
175 3 3/4" 2 13/16"
36TR4x1-S
36TR4x1-R
36TR4X
TR4x1
4" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
190 4 3/4" 3 1/4"
36TR5x1-S
36TR5x1-R
36TR5X
TR5x1
5" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
200 5 3/4" 3 1/2"
Wheel
Material

Polyurethane
on Polyolefin
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Wheel
Diameter
Tread Width /
Hub Length
Axle
Size
Bearing
Type
Capacity
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Overall
Height
Swivel
Radius
Plate
Swivel
Plate
Rigid
Stem
Swivel

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36GP3x1-S
36GP3x1-R
36GP3X
GP3x1
3" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
175 3 3/4" 2 13/16"
36GP4x1-S
36GP4x1-R
36GP4X
GP4x1
4" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
220 4 3/4" 3 1/4"
36GP5x1-S
36GP5x1-R
36GP5X
GP5x1
5" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
220 5 3/4" 3 1/2"
Wheel
Material

Polyolefin
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Wheel
Diameter
Tread Width /
Hub Length
Axle
Size
Bearing
Type
Capacity
Each
Overall
Height
Swivel
Radius
Plate
Swivel
Plate
Rigid
Stem
Swivel

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36PB3x1-S
36PB3x1-R
36PB3X
PB3x1
3" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Plain
Bore
175 3 3/4" 2 13/16"
36PB4x1-S
36PB4x1-R
36PB4X
PB4x1
4" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Oilite
Bushing
220 4 3/4" 3 1/4"
36PB5x1-S
36PB5x1-R
36PB5X
PB5x1
5" 1" / 1 3/16" 5/16" Oilite
Bushing
230 5 3/4" 3 1/2"



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