Guide Wheel Assemblies

Optional Guide Wheel Assemblies provide greater positioning control when moving long distances and prevent potential side drift on sloped floors. Guide Wheel Assemblies can be actuated with a regulator & ball valve or the control can be added to the drive panel of our power drive unit for easy adjustments and operation.

Optional Guide Wheel Assemblies provide greater positioning control when moving long distances and prevent potential side drift on sloped floors. Guide Wheel Assemblies can be actuated with a regulator & ball valve or the control can be added to the drive panel of our power drive unit for easy adjustments and operation.< guide wheelCapabilities:

  • Improves operator control when moving long distances.
  • Reduces side drift on uneven floor surfaces.
  • Allows controlled 90° cornering.
  • Will allow the operator to spin the load in its own radius.
  • Can be retracted for side shifting, crabbing or precise positioning requirements.

48 load module This photo shows a 48” load module cribbed up to the bottom of a 100-ton ship hull. The Guide Wheel Assembly was used to aid in keeping the vessel tracking strait on the 200’ polystyrene overly matting which was necessary because the concrete surface had become cracked and very porous over the previous 30 years of ship building.

 

Notes: Partial list of models available. All data is nominal. Model is chosen by application details.

Note: Guide wheel Assemblies can be built into the air plank and air pallet aluminum extrusion, placed under a load like a rigid caster or bolted to the side of a metal frame if lowered or overall height becomes an issue.