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)

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


Total Weight
Including Cart
Wheel DiamterTotal Weight
Including Cart
Wheel DiamterTotal Weight
Including Cart
Wheel Diamter
20 to 2503″ 500 to 10005″ 1500 to 20008″
250 to 5004″ 1000 to 15006″ 2000 to 300010″

Wheel Hardness Comparison Chart

Wheel TypeTread MaterialDurometerScale
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