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jimj3114 11th November 2019 04:37 PM

Inexpensive Road Case Wheels
 
Hi!

I want to put a wheels on a few road-cases I own.

These cases are not for touring, but I thought the live sound crowd would know more about cases than anyone.

They are hardly ever used. Just putting some gear in them and putting them in the back of the car when I am going to another studio, so it is only a few times a year.

I want to get wheels to save my aging back, but don't feel like spending tons of money for wheels on stuff that really doesn't "travel". Just in and out of the car occasionally.

The cases don't weigh a ton. I can pick them up myself, but would rather roll them when possible.

Any suggestions / sources?

Thanks!

nedorama 11th November 2019 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jimj3114 (Post 14316295)
Hi!

I want to put a wheels on a few road-cases I own.

These cases are not for touring, but I thought the live sound crowd would know more about cases than anyone.

They are hardly ever used. Just putting some gear in them and putting them in the back of the car when I am going to another studio, so it is only a few times a year.

I want to get wheels to save my aging back, but don't feel like spending tons of money for wheels on stuff that really doesn't "travel". Just in and out of the car occasionally.

The cases don't weigh a ton. I can pick them up myself, but would rather roll them when possible.

Any suggestions / sources?

Thanks!

Audiopile.com

Samc 11th November 2019 09:40 PM

Google: flight case wheels.

Or, go to any big-box hardware store...

2manyrocks 11th November 2019 11:32 PM

In my personal opinion, there seems to be quite a bit of variation in the quality of casters. I've seen some in the store where the swivel bearings appeared pretty loose. There are also variations in the quality of the roller in terms of its hardness vs your floors and durability. What rolls well on asphalt might not be the best choice for a hardwood floor.

These guys seem to have a pretty good selection, but I couldn't begin to tell you which ones might suit you. https://www.surpluscenter.com/shop.a...eywords=caster

jimj3114 12th November 2019 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 2manyrocks (Post 14317067)
In my personal opinion, there seems to be quite a bit of variation in the quality of casters. I've seen some in the store where the swivel bearings appeared pretty loose. There are also variations in the quality of the roller in terms of its hardness vs your floors and durability. What rolls well on asphalt might not be the best choice for a hardwood floor.

These guys seem to have a pretty good selection, but I couldn't begin to tell you which ones might suit you. https://www.surpluscenter.com/shop.a...eywords=caster

Hey thanks to all of you!

This looks like the deal, and the right price;

https://www.surpluscenter.com/Wheels...ter-1-5342.axd

jimj3114 12th November 2019 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by nedorama (Post 14316550)
Audiopile.com

Good deals here too.

Need to email them and find out if price is per/caster or set of 4;

https://www.audiopile.net/Rack-Drawe...are_c_152.html

nedorama 12th November 2019 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jimj3114 (Post 14318057)
Good deals here too.

Need to email them and find out if price is per/caster or set of 4;

https://www.audiopile.net/Rack-Drawe...are_c_152.html

thanks for posting the correct link.

Prices listed are for each caster.