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Wheel Selection Charts

Below you will find references for proper industrial wheel selection based on surfaces used, ease of rolling, load, noise, floor protection and more in the Wheel Selection Chart. The Wheel Capacity Range chart shows wheels by type and capacities and the Guidelines for Selecting Wheel Diameters helps with choosing the correct wheel for general weights. We've also included a Wheel Hardness Comparison Chart that ranks wheel types, tread materials and durometers.

Wheel Selector Aid Chart (Manual Operation)

Wheel Selector Aid Chart (Manual Operation)

NOTE: This chart is very general in scope. For applications other than normal factory or warehouse conditions, we strongly recommend you contact your RWM representative.

Wheel Capacity Range by Type

Wheel Capacity Range by Type

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING WHEEL DIAMETER

Total Weight
Including Cart
Wheel Diamter        Total Weight
Including Cart
Wheel Diamter        Total Weight
Including Cart
Wheel Diamter
20 to 250 3"   500 to 1000 5"   1500 to 2000 8"
250 to 500 4"   1000 to 1500 6"   2000 to 3000 10"

Wheel Hardness Comparison Chart

Wheel Type Tread Material Durometer Scale
SRSoft Tread Rubber70 - 80A
HRHard Tread Rubber75 - 85D
DUPhenolics145 - 150R
UI, UT, UO, UW, UP, UA, INFPolyurethane90-95A
UI, UT, UW80 A Polyurethane80-85A
UI, UT, UW, SU, MU70D Polyurethane70-75D
RI, RA, SWRubber70-80A
RPGray Rubber70-80A
POPolyolefin, Polypropylene55-75D
SWEHT Rubber65-70A
FNPneumatic60-65A
Comparison Chart