HEAVY DUTY CATERROLLER™ LOAD SKATEs
1. Use load-lifting devices with a capacity exceeding the load weight and with enough lift height to safely install skates under the load.
2. Refer to the selection chart in the Enerpac catalog or the instruction sheets included with the skates for dimensions and skate load capacities.
3. Loads should be supported with timbers, beams or skids placed between the load base and the skates.
1. Position skates evenly around the load base. Rigid skates must be parallel to each other in order to provide straight travel in one direction.
2. Skates with swivel top plates will not maintain position on rough floors. If swivel skates are used, the floor must be clean and the skate position must be constantly watched to ensure smooth straight travel. If swivel plates are used, always use them in pairs, either front or rear.
STEERING OR MANEUVERING A LOAD:
1. Steering is accomplished using skates with swivel plates in all locations or in pairs at the front or rear.
2. The number and placement of the swivel plates will depend on the size, shape and total load weight. Also consider the path surface conditions.
3. Gradual turns are fairly easy to make while the load is moving. Sharp 90° degree turns may require lifting one end and pivoting around the outer.