Mining Industry Rolling Along with Service Caster


Service Caster steps outside the box, and goes underground to produce a wheel for extreme conditions.

The mining industry was in need of a wheel to carry its 140,000 pound capacity mining tuggers. Tuggers are used to pull mining equipment into and out of mines. These slow moving vehicles, about one mile-per-hour, had to have a specially designed and built wheel to handle the workload and rough surface of the mine passages. The engineers at Service Caster put the catalog aside and got to work.

The result is a massive wheel weighing over 1,300 pounds. Standing 36 inches tall and with a width of 22 inches, these cast iron core, super extra heavy duty polyurethane wheels are made to withstand the rigors of the mining environment. The substantial width of each wheel offers more surface contact, in effect spreading the pounds per square inch over a larger area. The heavy duty polyurethane tread will allow the tuggers to roll over debris in a smoother fashion than a solid iron or steel would allow.

Above ground or below, Service Caster Corporation continues to match the needs of industry.

Jerry Yetzer

Web Design and Development

Web Marketing Manager

9 South First Ave.

Reading, PA 19611

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1-800-591-8227 (fax)

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