53 Series Casters


RWM’s 53 Series casters feature thicker legs and a 3/4” diameter axle that improves on our very popular 52 Series. This caster is designed to stand up to most heavy-duty industrial caster applications and is proudly Made in the U.S.A. If you don’t see what you want, let our engineering team custom design a caster for your individual application.

Features of the 53 Series Caster

The 53 Series caster is available in 5”, 8”, and 10” diameters with a 2-1/2” wheel width. This gives the finished caster an overall height of 7-1/8” to 12-1/16”. Depending on the wheel diameter and wheel composition, each wheel has a capacity of between 540 lbs. and 1800 lbs. This gives you considerable flexibility to design a caster ideally suited for your needs and operations.

The 53 Series Caster can be paired with the following wheel types:

  • Cast Iron
  • Rubber on Iron
  • V-Groove Iron
  • Durastan
  • Urethane on Iron
  • Forged Steel
  • GT

As with any caster, customization is key, and at RWM, we make it easy to add additional features to improve the wheel’s performance. For example, the 53 Series caster can be customized to include cam wheel brakes, swivel locks, high or low-temperature lubrication, sealed swivel raceways, and wheel seals.

Applications for the 53 Series Caster

The 53 Series caster is ideal for use on movable racks, utility trucks, corrugated box trucks, and maintenance carts. It can also be affixed to caster-mounted production jigs and used in conveyor and dragline operations. Indeed, this highly versatile caster is designed to handle the toughest tasks with ease and precision.

The wheels are ideal for use within warehouses, manufacturing plants, production lines, distribution centers, and other industrial settings where the efficient handling of materials and equipment is essential for safety and speed.

Benefits of the 53 Series Caster

When you need heavy-duty performance, the 53 Series Caster is a heavy-duty option that will deliver reliable, repeatable results. As with many of our casters, our cold-formed top plate coupled with the cold-formed yoke and button are engineered to prevent brinelling. Further, each wheel features a precision tapered bearing configuration. This allows the wheel to operate at high speed and withstand the forces applied during side thrust applications without any difficulty.

Additionally, the 53 Series caster is zinc plated, which means that the caster will provide reliable protection against corrosion. Coupled with the precision engineering we build into every wheel, this means less maintenance and a longer life span than competing options.

We encourage you to contact RWM Casters at (800) 634-7704 to learn more about the benefits and uses of the 53 Series caster. It is our pleasure to help you select the ideal configuration for your needs.

Swivel Section Cold-formed top plate, yoke, and button are all heat treated to prevent brinelling, improve swivel action and increase service life. Both load and thrust bearings are hardened, and ground and raceway bearings rotate on hardened raceways. The top plate and legs are 1/4” steel. Legs are formed for increased strength and continuously welded to yoke. All swivel sections are equipped with a lubrication fitting for field maintenance. RWM lubricates all swivel sections before shipment.
Kingpin 3/4” bolt and lock nut for increased swivel section strength
Capacity Up to1800 lbs.
Axle 3/4” diameter axle
Finish Zinc plated to protect against corrosion
Wheels Wheels are available with 1” I.D. diameter straight roller bearings, which rotate on a 1” O.D. hardened and ground spanner bushing, or 3/4” I.D. tapered bearing on a 3/4” axle. The tapered bearing configuration is highly recommended for high-speed and side thrust applications.
Mounting Plate Size 4 -1/2” x 6-1/2” x 1/4”
Bolt Hole  Spacing 2-7/16” x 4-15/16”, slotted to 3-3/8” x 5-1/4”
Mounting Bolt Diameter 1/2
Movable racks Corrugated box trucks
Conveyor and drag line applications Caster mounted production jigs and fixtures
Utility trucks Maintenance carts

Bearing Selection Guide


Mounting plate measurements 43st 43rt
CWB Cam Wheel Brake
SL Swivel Lock
HT High Temperature Lubrication
LT Low Temperature Lubrication
SR Sealed Swivel Raceway
WS Wheel Seals
Wheel Diameter Overall Height
5” 6-1/2”
6” 7-1/2”
8” 10-1/8”
10” 11-1/2”

Wheel Diameter

Wheel Width


Wheel Type

Overall Height
Roller Bearing

Ball Bearing
Roller Bearing

Swivel Lead

Approx Weight
5″ 2- 1/2″ 1800 Cast Iron 7-1/8″ 53-CIR-0525-S 53-CIT-0525-S 1-55/64″ 13.7
6″ 2-1/2″ 540 Rubber on Iron 7-5/8″ 53-RIR-0625-S 1-7/8″ 13.8
6″ 2-1/2″ 1500 V-Groove Iron 7-5/8″ 53-VIR-0625-S 53-VIT-0625-S 1-7/8″ 17.2
6″ 2-1/2″ 1600 Durastan 7-5/8″ 53-DUR-0625-S 1-7/8″ 10.8
6″ 2-1/2″ 1620 Urethane on Iron 7-5/8″ 53-UIR-0625-S 53-UIT-0625-S 1-7/8″ 17
6″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Cast Iron 7-5/8″ 53-CIR-0625-S 1-7/8″ 15.1
6″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Forged Steel 7-5/8″ 53-FSR-0625-S 53-FST-0625-S 1-7/8″ 19.5
6″ 2-1/2″ 1800 GT 7-5/8″ 53-GTB-0625-S 1-7/8″ 10.8
8″ 2-1/2″ 670 Rubber on Iron 10-1/4″ 53-RIR-0825-S 2-5/8″ 17.8
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Cast Iron 10-1/4″ 53-CIR-0825-S 53-CIT-0825-S 2-5/8″ 19.7
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Durastan 10-1/4″ 53-DUR-0825-S 2-5/8″ 13.1
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Forged Steel 10-1/4″ 53-FSR-0825-S 53-FST-0825-S 2-5/8″ 29.6
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 GT 10-1/4″ 53-GTB-0825-S 2-5/8″ 13.1
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Urethane on Iron 10-1/4″ 53-UIR-0825-S 53-UIT-0825-S 2-5/8″ 16.8
8″ 2-1/2″ 1800 V-Groove Iron 10-1/4″ 53-VIR-0825-S 53-VIT-0825-S 2-5/8″ 20
10″ 2-1/2″ 790 Rubber on Iron 12-1/16″ 53-RIR-1025-S 53-RIT-1025-S 3″ 19
10″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Cast Iron 12-1/16″ 53-CIR-1025-S 53-CIT-1025-S 3″ 23.7
10″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Durastan 12-1/16″ 53-DUR-1025-S 3″ 15.1
10″ 2-1/2″ 1800 Urethane on Iron 12-1/16″ 53-UIR-1025-S 53-UIT-1025-S 3″ 24.2

To order a rigid caster, change the “S” to “R” in the model number. For example: “53-CIR-0825-R”.

To order a rig only, omit the blue letters. For example: “53-0825-S”.

The dimensions shown are nominal. If precise dimensions are required, consult your RWM representative. For the approximate weight of our rigid casters, deduct 1.8 pounds.