Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Swan Good Quality Castor
I bought one of these to support the weight of a large wooden gate that had a tendency to drop over time. This castor is well made and the large diameter wheel means that it runs well, even over my gravelled driveway. If you want the castor to take the weight of the gate (rather than just act as a guide) you will need to compress the spring before fitting. The amount of compression will depend on the weight of the gate and I clamped it in place first to get the right amount of compression, then used a cable tie (see photo) to lock it before marking and drilling the holes. Once fitted cut the tie. The holes in the fixing bracket are a snug fit on an M10 bolt, which will prevent it from sliding upwards over time. The swivel bearing is open at the sides, so I would recommend that you grease it up with a thick grease to prevent corrosion. I am pleased to say that it has done the job nicely, so no more sagging gates!
16 Dec 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bazz2 good value, did the job
fitted it to old heavy yard gate, took minutes to fit with coach bolts and it stopped the gate from dragging on an uneven surface.
22 Oct 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by karlharpergroundworks handy accessory
i purchased a pair of these castor wheels to install on a pair of large gates i hung for an elderly customer which she is delighted with and will make opening and closing the gates so much easier.... worth every penny...
17 Sep 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gers castor wheel
Bought this for one of my gates, which I had hung on a post, to take the weight and stop any extra purchase on the post or hinges. And it does just that and works well with great ease, can say a good buy and cheaper than the first one I bought from a different supplier before I realised screwfix sold or had them. Well done screwfix.
30 Aug 2015