Which Wheels Work Well in Winter?
First rule of blog post titles: Always Avoid Alliteration.
But back to the question! Winter is upon us, and depending on where you’re located, at some point that could mean snow. The people want to know – does winter weather affect the wheels and casters you depend on to get the job done?
Well, the cold alone shouldn’t affect things too much, unless we’re talking extreme temperatures. But anything you’re likely to survive working in, your wheels and casters should hold up as well.
Snow and ice can be tricky beasts, however. Since most carts and hand trucks are manually powered, traction usually isn’t too much of an issue, unless you’re moving across some lateral inclines. If sliding is a problem, consider chains or cables similar to those used on vehicle tires.
If you’re trying to move things over snow, however, narrow tires can get bogged down. If your hand truck or cart will allow it, consider swapping over to wider wheels with tread. Pneumatics are a solid option.
Finally, if the cold just gets to be too much, pull up this picture on your smart phone and let the warmth seep through to your cold, cold heart.
Wheel and Caster is a locally owned business located in Spokane, Washington. We ship all over the country and strive to provide quick, helpful service. Wheel and Caster is a division of Norlift, Inc, which is also a pretty cool place. You can read more about it at the Norlift blog.