HEAVY DUTY CATERROLLER™ LOAD SKATES
Swivel type skates must be checked during moves to ensure parallel alignment under the load.
To prevent possible injury and equipment damage, do not exceed the rated capacities of the skates.
1. Determine the number of skates needed by calculating the total weight including support timbers, beams or skids. As a general rule, double the size requirements.
2. Plan skate positions to equally distribute weight and to facilitate maneuvering. Do not exceed skate capacity.
3. Skate selection and accessories are determined by the weight of the load, the pathway surface, and the number and nature of turns required during movement. For straight-line moves, the standard rigid skate is adequate. For moves with turns and for positioning the load, swivel plates should be added to the skates.
4. Most moves will require some amount of lifting. Carefully select the lifting equipment. Consider the load weight, height of lift and location of lift devices to allow positioning of the skates.