Polyurethane Wheels handle loads from 1,600-8,000 lb.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for extra heavy loads, DuraGlide Wheels feature 1 in. tread of dynamically responsive polyurethane molded to heavy-duty cast iron core. Thick tread minimizes heat stress on bond line and lowers internal stresses of material. Wheels are also less susceptible to damaging UV rays and essentially impervious to moisture. Available in 6, 8, 10, and 12 in. diameters with maintenance-free double sealed precision ball bearings, DuraGlide Wheels are suited for moist or outdoor applications.

Original Press Release:

Hamilton's New DuraGlide Wheels

…for Heavy Loads, Higher Speeds, and the Great Outdoors

Hamilton Caster is pleased to announce the release of a new polyurethane tread wheel series: DuraGlide.  Hamilton’s new DuraGlide Wheel rolls up to 40% easier than most other polyurethanes, performs well at higher speeds, and represents Hamilton’s top poly performer for moist or outdoor applications.  Designed for extra heavy loads, the new wheel features 1” thick tread of dynamically responsive polyurethane molded to a heavy duty cast iron core.

Heat buildup is the primary cause of failure for most poly wheels, so engineers specially formulated DuraGlide to run much cooler than other polys. The thicker 1” tread reduces heat stress on the bond line and lowers the internal stresses of the material.  Engineers also formulated the polyurethane to be less susceptible to damaging ultraviolet rays and essentially impervious to moisture. The new poly formulation in a thick tread profile provides less stress fatigue and results in a wheel that outlasts and outperforms other similar polyurethane wheels.

DuraGlide wheels are well suited for applications in the heavy manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, military, ground support, and food manufacturing industries.

DuraGlide wheels are now available in the majority of Hamilton’s forged steel heavy duty casters and join the large family of casters and wheels that are manufactured in the USA and qualify for Hamilton’s industry-leading three year warranty.  DuraGlide also represents a lower cost alternative to Hamilton’s premium Super Ultralast® wheels. 

The new wheel is offered in various sizes including 6, 8, 10, and 12 inch diameters with load capacities ranging from 1600 – 8000 lbs. per wheel.  The wheels feature maintenance-free double sealed precision ball bearings; optionally tapered roller bearings, straight/needle-type, or even plain shaft with keyways for drive applications are available.

Most DuraGlide sizes are stocked at Hamilton’s factory for 24-48 Hour PRONTO® shipping. Hamilton’s dynamic DuraGlide poly can also be molded to Hamilton’s other cast iron, forged steel, or aluminum centers to finished sizes ranging from 3-1/2” – 25 “ diameter.

Visit DuraGlide’s product page for additional specs and information.

About Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co

Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing  stock and custom-engineered heavy duty casters, wheels, carts, and trailers.  Family owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company’s founder, John Weigel.

Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.



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