PLATE MOUNT CASTER RIG
This caster has a top plate attachment with a rigid or swivel rig/fork/horn/yoke & wheel assembly. Plate mount casters are generally used for higher weight loads because of their ability to carry more weight than stem mount casters.
Caster Top Plate for 1.25″ Wide Wheel
Caster Top Plates for 2″ Wide Wheels
STEM MOUNT CASTER RIG
This caster has a stem attachment and typically only comes in a swivel rig/fork/yoke & wheel assembly that will allow rotation of 360 degrees, which permits movement in any direction. They are great for small spaces and are generally considered light duty.
Common Stem Types
- Grip Ring – Typically found on office chairs and other light duty applications.
- Threaded Stem – The most common stem type. They can be found on anything from tool chests to bed frames.
- Expanding Adapter – A threaded stem caster with a rubber insert meant to expand inside a hollow leg or tube.