Economical Locking Stem Casters

Economical Locking Stem Casters

Quality Locking Stem Casters

As the leading U.S. manufacturer of industrial caster and wheel products, RWM Casters is pleased to offer a wide array of heavy-duty casters for all conceivable applications. With capacities ranging from 300 pounds to 40,000 pounds and wheel sizes measuring under 3 inches to 14 inches or larger, you’re sure to find casters that suit your application.

If your application requires a swivel caster with brake and lock that can maintain seamless movement, RWM Casters’ stem casters may be a great option. These locking stem casters incorporate locking caster wheels, with legs welded to the exterior and interior race, for increased strength and durability. With precise brake lever positioning and sturdy break support, they provide the added benefit of simultaneous wheel and swivel lock capabilities.


Swivel Section Cold forged double ball raceway. Swivel section is equipped with a lubrication fitting for field maintenance. Legs are made from 1/4” steel and are welded to the outer race both inside and out for added strength. The brake support brackets are an integral part of the leg stamping, not welded on. This ensures accurate brake lever positioning and provides a sturdier brake support structure. Stepping on the brake handle simultaneously locks the wheel and swivel assembly. The swivel lock portion uses serrations in the brake lever and top plate to ensure a positive lock.
Kingpin 5/8” diameter bolt and lock nut
Stem 1-3/8” diameter 3-3/4” long with a 7/16” diameter hole drilled 2-5/16” up from the top plate
Axle 1/2” diameter steel
Finish Zinc plated to protect against corrosion
Wheel Rubber on iron core with an axle lubrication fitting included
Economical Locking Stem Casters
6"2"410Rubber on Iron7-1/2"LS-RIR-0620-S-EC1-15/16"10
8"2"500Rubber on Iron9-1/4″ ±1/16″LS-RIR-0820-S-EC2-1/4''12

Benefits of the Locking Stem Casters

Not only does this caster feature locking caster wheels, but it provides many benefits and advantages, including:

  • Weight capacity: At only 6 to 8 inches in wheel diameter and about 10 to 12 pounds in weight, these casters have the ability to support up to 500 pounds.
  • Enhanced safety: Featuring locking wheels and breaks with sturdy support, you can completely immobilize any loads these casters are supporting, preventing accidents.
  • Corrosion resistance: Thanks to their zinc-plating, these casters resist corrosion. As such, they can be used in environments that have exposure to moisture, chemicals, and salt.
  • Quiet operation: By pairing this caster with rubber on iron wheels, they can provide smooth and quiet operation.

Pair With RWM’s Hand Trucks

At RWM, we offer various material handling products to pair with our casters and wheels. Our hand trucks and other handling products include:

  • Fixed-hand trucks
  • Convertible hand trucks
  • Customizable hand trucks
  • Platform trucks
  • Handicarts/dollies

Pairing a material handling product with our economical locking stem casters will allow you to keep loads locked in place, preventing equipment from rolling unexpectedly.

Contact RWM Casters at 800-634-7704 to request a quote for wheels, casters, or material handling products.

Why Choose RWM Casters?

With more than 80 years of industry experience, RWM Casters is one of the most trusted manufacturers in the U.S. Many of our heavy-duty casters have become the industry standard by which all other casters are measured. We strive to deliver the best value through products and materials that are designed to perform flawlessly in their intended applications.