Types of Stem-Mount Caster Rigs
Anatomy of a Stem Caster: Your Caster Connection
We explain the various types of stem mount casters: grip ring stem, square stem, hollow kingpin, threaded stem, grip-neck stem, expanding stem/expanding adapter – and options such as tack-welding and dust caps.
Grip-Ring Stem Caster
Grip ring stems have a small friction ring that keeps the stem in the round hole within the cart. Grip ring stem casters are commonly found on mop bucket casters, office chair casters.
Square Stem Caster
Square stems fit into a square tube. The stem is held in place with a cotter pin. This attachment type is found on shelving racks.
Expanding Stem Caster
Expanding adapters fit into a variety of inner diameter round or square tubes depending on adapter kit and size of tube. This attachment type is great for hollow legs and tubes.
When the stem is inserted, the rubber adapter is expanded to fit the size of the hollow tube or leg.
Hollow Kingpin Caster
Does not have a stem, but rather an opening for a bolt to be inserted into the opening to act as the stem. This is a great option if you can’t find a caster with the threaded stem size you need.