Product Spotlight: 6803 & 6809 Caster Series

Heavy Duty Engineering

With up to 1,500 lbs. of brute strength, our 6803 and 6809 Series casters were built to perform and can take on just about any heavy-duty application. Featuring legs that are 2-1/2” wide, which is 1/2” wider than those on most other casters, these series are a true feat of engineering.

6803 Series

A number of features contribute to the durability of the 6803. Wider legs provide more contact with the washer. These casters are stamped, and then work hardened, adding to their durability. Finally, the 3/4” kingpin makes them incredibly sturdy.

This caster also features outstanding versatility, including diameters that range from 4” to 8” with 2” tread widths. A hard-to-find 2-1/2” width, with double welded legs, is available on 6” and 8” casters. 10” and 12” diameters are also available on request. While the standard overall height is 9-1/2”, a 9-3/4” version can be ordered. The 6803 can be produced with a wide range of wheels, brakes, stems, bearings and plates.

6809 Series

There’s also a stainless-steel version of this caster – the 6809. It’s made from work-hardened, electro-polished, de-magnetized and de-burred SAE 304 stainless steel. The 6809 is a complete stainless-steel caster including the axle, bearings and raceway balls.

NSF-Approved, this caster is corrosion resistant, moisture friendly and perfect for healthcare, pharmaceutical, food production, server-rooms and other clean applications.

North American Manufacturing

These casters are produced in our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto. That means you get outstanding lead times, delivery dates you can depend on and trusted North American quality backed by our 3-year No-Excuse Warranty.

With their brute strength and awesome versatility, the 6803 and 6809 casters are must-haves for just about any heavy-duty application.  Find out more about how these outstanding casters can meet your needs or the needs of your customers. Speak to your local Algood representative, contact a member of our customer service team or request a quote.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

The Next Generation of CasterSmiths

Celebrating Family Values & Our Next Generation

For years, we have been describing ourselves as the “Next Generation of Castersmiths.” While that refers to how we combine expert craftsmanship with the most advanced technology, it’s taken on a new and much more exciting meaning recently.

With Family Day this coming Monday and Algood’s 55th anniversary the day before, we thought it was the perfect time to introduce Elie Guttmann to the Algood community. Following in the footsteps of his father Craig Guttmann, Algood’s President and his grandfather Max Guttmann, Algood’s Founder, Elie is now literally the next generation of castersmiths.

Elie’s journey from a successful career in non-profit marketing to the world of caster and wheel production was fueled by a desire for new challenges and a shift from a digital to a tactile work environment. “Selling products that are physically built is a gratifying experience,” says Elie, emphasizing his newfound appreciation for the manufacturing sector’s role in the economy.

Currently supporting the U.S. sales effort, Elie is immersing himself in the intricacies of Algood’s product line, aiming to understand every caster, wheel, component, and configuration. His grandfather’s determination and success are an ongoing source of pride and inspiration. He has dedicated himself to following in his grandfather’s footsteps with aspirations of eventually contributing to Algood’s leadership team.

Elie’s focus on marketing-centered projects has been evident, particularly in the redesign of Algood’s website. With a keen eye for detail, he invested countless hours conceptualizing, developing, and implementing the new design, now channelling his efforts into optimizing the website’s performance as a marketing tool.

Craig sees this generational collaboration as invigorating. He appreciates Elie’s fresh ideas and unique perspectives, especially noting his contributions to the catalogue and website. “We are a unique manufacturer and needed just the right website to tell our story, and Elie nailed it,” says Craig, emphasizing the importance of innovative marketing in showcasing Algood’s uniqueness.

Craig acknowledges that certain aspects of the business can only be learned through experience. “There are things you can’t possibly learn at school—assessing ROI, how and when to take risks and how to practically understand engineering all have to be learned by making mistakes,” he asserts.

A large part of what sets Algood apart is the values that come from being a family-owned enterprise. “We still hold close to my father’s values in how we operate this company,” Craig relates. “That makes having a third generation working in the company even more meaningful.”

This represents a promising new chapter for Algood. Elie is helping to fuel our growth through fresh perspectives and well-honed skills. Craig and his brother Sean, VP of Manufacturing, see the renewed energy that Elie’s innovative ideas, optimism, and excitement are infusing into the company. And, they are confident that Elie will uphold the cherished family values that have propelled Algood’s triumphs for over five decades. In the months and years ahead, we are certain you will hear much more about Elie’s contributions to Algood’s success as our dynamic “next generation of castersmiths.”

Product Spotlight: 7003 & 7009 Series

Polished & Powerful

Our 7003 and 7009 Series casters have it all. Sleek lines make them a thing of beauty and their welded construction provides 1,250 lbs. of heavy duty strength. These casters are as rugged as they are versatile and are suitable for a host of applications.

7003 Series: S7063-A38H-UR-PB [Zinc Finish]

The 7003 Series comes with a double raceway construction that ensures outstanding maneuverability. The 5/8″ diameter nut and bolt coined kingpin adds stability and sturdiness. Diameters range from 3-1/4” to 8” with 2” tread widths. Because of its unique construction the 7003 can be produced with two and even three wheels.

The versatility of this caster is enhanced by an array of available options, including brakes/locks, bearings, plates, washers and stems. It can also be made in a variety of finishes including the standard corrosion resistant bright zinc as well as black, chrome and brass. The unique construction of this caster allows us to customize the overall height and swivel lead to meet specific customer requirements.

The 7003 Series is suitable for innumerable applications including stock carts, platform trucks, garbage bins, wire shelving units, heavy service equipment and factory use.

There is also a stainless steel version of this caster. The 7009 Series is produced using work-hardened, electro polished and de-magnetized SAE 304 stainless steel. Raceway balls, top plates, bearings, bushings and side washers are also produced using stainless steel. This caster is perfect for hospitals, pharmaceutical, food processing and other clean environments.

The 7003 and 7009 Series casters are manufactured in our fully integrated production facility in Toronto – stamped, plated, and welded all under one roof. That means you get attractive lead times, dependable delivery dates and trusted North American quality backed by our 3-Year No-Excuse Warranty.

7009 Series: S7069-A38H-NYNW-RB [Stainless Steel Finish]

If you’re looking for casters that are heavy duty and come with heavy beauty, find out more about the 7003 and 7009 series. Contact your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

Caster University: To Determine Capacity Start with Weight

To Determine Capacity Start with Weight

Weight is one of the things that we don’t like to talk about, but when it comes to determining the capacity of a caster, it’s a must-have discussion. At first, calculating the required capacity of a caster would seem simple. Start with the weight of the equipment to which the casters are being fastened. Divide by four, and Bob’s your uncle.

But not so fast. There are lots of other considerations.

Load Weight. It’s not just the weight of the equipment that you have to think about. You must also include the weight of whatever is going in or on the equipment. And this isn’t a time to be modest about weight. Be sure to calculate the absolute maximum load that the equipment will carry.

Floor Surface. An uneven surface means that all four casters will not touch the floor at the same time, which means that a smaller number of casters will bear the load. Your capacity calculation must be based on the minimum number of casters that will be in contact with the floor at any time.

Wheel Selection. To reduce noise, avoid marking or provide a smoother ride, customers often choose soft tread wheels, like rubber and polyurethane. But here’s the thing. Those wheels generate more surface friction making a piece of equipment harder to move. The solution is to select casters with higher capacity.

Movement. A caster’s specified capacity usually assumes movement at a walking speed – up to 3 miles or 4.8 kilometres per hour. However, if your equipment is moving faster than that, let’s say as part of a towline, the caster’s capacity will be reduced. That’s because increased speed leads to increased wheel temperature and greater friction. Also, many starts and stops also increase surface friction and require casters with greater capacity.

Caster Components. Many components impact capacity. The choice of bearings, for example, can offset capacity requirements by increasing a caster’s rollability. In addition, using a stem will increase the capacity requirement by 25%. Be sure to discuss the effect of components when specifying a caster.

Practical Wisdom – Divide by Three. After almost 60 years in the caster business, we have lots of practical wisdom – particularly regarding capacity. So, here’s a gem that you should keep in mind. When calculating capacity, divide the load weight by three, not four. That creates a 33% safety allowance to account for uneven surfaces or unforeseen stops and starts. It may cost a little more but it will keep your employees safe, protect your investment in what is being transported, reduce maintenance costs, spare you a ton of aggravation and may even save a bundle of money in the long run.

For much more information about capacity, contact your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team. Just remember that when you’re talking about capacity, it’s not a time to be shy about weight.


For help choosing the caster that best meets your needs, contact your Algood Sales Rep or reach out to our customer service team by email service@algood.com or by phone at +1 (800) 254-6633.

Innovate: Custom Length Stems

Custom Stem Lengths

While stems are often an afterthought when creating caster specs, the right stem can make a huge difference in the performance of a caster. Not only do we make a complete range of stems including round, square, threaded, modular and metric stems, but we can also produce casters with custom stem lengths.

7003 Series: S7033-1-8X13.5HN-PH-RB-SLB

We recently completed the project you see pictured here. It’s a 7003 Series caster with a 3-1/4” X 2” phenolic wheel and a side lock brake. What makes this caster so unique is the 13-1/2” custom-length threaded stem that we were able to incorporate.

Most often, custom-length stems are used to adjust and level the overall height of equipment. Good examples are conveyors in food processing or pharmaceutical environments that need to match the height of equipment. Custom stem heights can also be necessary when equipment is being used on floors that slope or are uneven.

We regularly produce stems of all types in custom lengths and configurations.

With our in-house design and engineering team, we can help you develop the perfect specs, including stem length, to match your requirements and then produce that caster in our integrated manufacturing facility. We can help you make sure that casters are perfectly matched to your needs.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

Caster University: Caster Combonations

Caster Combinations

Order something at your favourite fast food joint and it’s likely that the person behind the counter will ask if you’d like to “combo” that. That usually means that you can add things like soft drinks and fries and pay less than you would if you ordered everything individually. Well, it turns out that combos are just as important to casters. You can use a number of combinations of rigid and swivel casters to meet specific needs and applications. In this edition of CasterU we present some of the most common caster combinations along with the pros and cons of each.


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Two Rigid, Two Swivel is generally the most popular pattern used. This combination is the most practical and the most economic design, primarily used for straight and/or long distances and can be used for most loads, depending on the total weight capacity.

The Three Swivel pattern is found on barrel dollies and small portable machines, which generally require excellent manoeuvrability. Installing a positional swivel lock on one of the casters provides additional control when needed. Because the load is distributed over only three casters, choosing casters with the right capacity is critical to performance.

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The Standard Tilt Mount consists of four swivel & two rigid casters and is designed for heavy load and long platform trucks. The two rigid casters are higher than the four swivel casters. The tilt is most effective when the rigid casters are 1/8″ higher than the overall height of the swivel casters. This platform design is often used for towing applications and offers easy manoeuvrability with uneven loads and higher capacities.

Diamond Mounting uses two swivel and two rigid casters. However the rigid casters are set at the sides and the two swivel casters are set at the ends. This configuration allows the platform to pivot in the middle and turn on tight corners. It is highly manoeuvrable but less stable and therefore not recommended for ramps. The capacity is strictly dependent upon the capacity of the casters required.

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Diamond Tilt Mounting is identical except the two rigid casters are 1/8″ higher than the overall height of the swivel casters. Again capacity is determined by the capacity of the casters. The tilt mount accommodates uneven loads and higher capacities.

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Four Swivel casters respond instantly to directional change, making limited spaces easy to manoeuvre. This configuration is recommended for short distances. Installing a positional swivel lock on two of the casters effectively allows you to switch to a two rigid/two swivel configuration when additional control is needed.

Four Swivel, Two Rigid is designed for extremely heavy loads and long platform trucks. The two rigid casters help to distribute and reduce the load on the swivel casters, which maintain good manoeuvrability and makes steering very easy.

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For help choosing the best caster combination for your needs, contact your Algood Sales Rep or reach out to our customer service team by email service@algood.com or by phone at +1 (800) 254-6633.

Algood Product Spotlight: Moldon Urethane Wheels

High Capacity Wheels | Easy on Floors

Here’s a wheel that will handle capacities up to 6,600 lbs while leaving your floors looking like new. Our Moldon Urethane wheel features a urethane tread secured to a cast iron core.

With high tensile strength, these wheels are non-marking and will protect all surfaces while providing a smooth and quiet ride. Moldon Urethane wheels extend the longevity of equipment and by preventing excess movement, they also protect valuable cargo. and. They are resistant to most chemicals and can be used outdoors.

Here’s a wheel that will handle capacities up to 6,600 lbs while leaving your floors looking like new. Our Moldon Urethane wheel features a urethane tread secured to a cast iron core.

Our Moldon Urethanes come in three versions. The standard wheel has a durometer of 93.5 on the A scale while the Heavy Duty (HD) will handle higher capacities and is much harder with a durometer of 70 on the D scale. There is also a crowned tread that offers exceptional manoeuvrability. Wheels come with diameters ranging from 4” to 10” with tread widths from 1-1/2” to 4”. They come with a wide variety of bearings.

These wheels are ideal for heavy material handling and are used in paper mills, steel mills, aircraft engine cradles and heavy machinery equipment as well as platform and stock trucks.

If you are looking for a wheel with the strength of steel that offers outstanding surface protection, you should find out more about our Moldon Urethanes. Just contact your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team. 

Insights Article: A Win for the ALK ALocking Brake

North American Win-Win

A significant benefit of being a North American Caster Manufacturer is the ability to improve product design in response to operational issues that are brought to our attention.

6500 Series: S6563-A38H-RXW-RB-TG-ALK [Zinc Finish]

Our ALK Brake mechanism is located in the lead position of the caster and is engaged by stepping on the toe of the brake. That securely and positively locks an adjustable rubber grommet to the tread of the wheel. In addition, it simultaneously locks the swivel raceway in any position.

A long-time customer reported that the ALK Brake was slipping and not always engaging. It was an issue that had never before been brought to our attention.

Our design and engineering team investigated and discovered the spring mechanism was deforming the rivet, preventing the swivel lock from locking into the teeth. After further testing and analysis, an action plan was put into place.

The brake design was modified by replacing the rivet with a heat-treated axle and securing it with a lock nut. In addition, we doubled the depth of the grooves that allow the teeth of the spring to securely and firmly engage. That creates more secure contact and prevents slippage.

After our enhancements were complete, we rigorously tested the mechanism and our customer then performed extensive testing. The brake successfully endured 5,000 on-off movements with no deformation and no other mechanical complications.

We were pleased that our customer brought the operational issue to our attention and proud to be given the opportunity to stand behind our 3-year No Excuse Warranty. In the end, this was a win-win because we resolved our customer’s concerns and the improvements will benefit all our customers.

Insights Article: Innovate ALK Brake Top View

Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

Algood Blog: Product Spotlight: 5000 Series

A Caster with Countless Configurations

Our 5000 Series are the most versatile casters we make. They come with an incredible array of options, including plates, stems, brakes, wheels and finishes. In addition, this is a caster that can be configured for just about any application.

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With a capacity of 450 lbs., the 5000 Series can handle an overall equipment load of more than 1,800 lbs. It comes in 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” diameters and can accommodate tread widths of both 1-1/4” and 1-1/2”. There are at least six different plate options and it’s also available as a bolt hole. A wide range of stem options includes round, threaded, both round and square expandable as well as metric sizes.

These versatile casters can be ordered with over a dozen wheel options including our Envirothane™ and ProTech™ as well as the Lava™ for high-temp applications. In addition, you can get it with a double lock brake (DLB), top lock brake (TLB) or our trademarked iLock™ precision directional and wheel lock brake. There are numerous bearing choices and the caster can be finished in black (flat, gloss, ionic), brass, chrome, yellow chromate or the standard zinc finish. Thread guards are also available.

These versatile casters are manufactured in our fully integrated facility in Toronto. That means you get reasonable lead times, dependable delivery dates and guaranteed quality backed by our 3-year No-Excuse Warranty.

NSF Approved

Adding to all of that, the 5000 is NSF-Approved, making it perfect for healthcare, pharmaceutical, food processing, high-tech and other clean environments. These casters are moisture-resistant and maintenance-free. They can be used in a wide variety of applications including mobile warehousing equipment, housekeeping & linen carts, material handling equipment, bakery equipment and store fixtures.

To take advantage of the versatility of the 5000 Series, contact your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

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Stunning Office Casters

These hooded twin wheel casters are manufactured with the highest quality nylon material and are BIFMA approved. And they make equipment look fantastic! It’s no wonder they are a staple of the office casters on furniture and home entertainment industries.

The 300 Series casters are available in three sizes – 40 mm, 50 mm and 60 mm and have a maximum capacity of 125 lbs.

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0300 Series: 03T4-050-.375-16X.75HN [Black]

These casters can be made with a toe brake and are available with three different plates and an assortment of round and threaded stems.

For ease of installation, stems and bodies can be ordered separately or assembled. A number of other finishes as well as an unhooded style are available with qualifying orders.

This caster is perfect for office furniture, chairs, television & stereo stands.
 
To find out how the 300 Series casters can enhance your office and home entertainment furniture, speak with your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

Algood Blog: Product Spotlight: Forged Steel Wheels

Forged Steel Wheels

These are the strongest wheels we sell. They are drop forged from ASTM 1045 high-carbon steel and are practically indestructible. With a maximum capacity of 20,000 lbs, there is almost no payload that forged steel wheels won’t bear.

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Forged steel is an alloy of carbon and iron that is compressed under extreme pressure to make a very hard and strong substance.

In the forging process heat or force is applied to steel billets or ingots, causing the material to change shape while in a solid state. The resulting highly compressed material is exceptionally durable.

Forged steel is not porous, has tensile strength of 60,000 PSI and adapts extremely well to surface variations. All of that means these wheels are virtually failure-free. Most often used with our heavy-duty Kingpinless casters, they are available in 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” diameters.

Forged steel wheels come with a variety of bearing options for optimal performance at different applications. The standard bore is 1-1/4” but 3/4” and 1” options are possible. Here is the full range of specs:

These wheels are extremely hard with a durometer of Rockwell B (80 – 90). That, along with their impressive strength-to-weight ratio, leads to reduced surface friction and allows for easier push/pull. They are used for highly demanding applications including factory use, waste bins, platform trucks, stock trucks and heavy material handling. Also, with a temperature rating that tops out at 1,300ºF, they can be used in bakeries, autoclaves and other extreme heat environments.

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To find out more about our forged steel wheels and see how they can meet your needs, speak to your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

Product Spotlight: MIGHTY MAXX

Low Profile. High Capacity.

Our Mighty Maxx™ caster packs a punch while keeping a very low profile. It combines impressively low overall height of 3 5/8” with an equally impressive 1,750 lbs. of capacity.

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The Mighty Maxx™ has been engineered for maximum strength. It is manufactured using a work-hardened proprietary steel composition that adds both durability and longevity. A stabilizer added to the front of the yoke strengthens the caster, creating front-to-rear load balance and preventing the caster from failing when subjected to shock loads. In addition, the caster comes with a rollover emboss top plate that features a deep draw curl to add capacity and prevent bending. Even better, the plate is fastened with an M8 nut for quick assembly.

Mighty Maxx comes with dual 2-3/8” x 1-3/8” RollX™ wheels equipped with roller bearings. Made from a proprietary thermoplastic nylon glass fill material, RollX wheels require minimum effort to roll with heavy loads. They withstand hard impacts, are non-marking, do not absorb water and are resistant to most chemicals, solvents, gases, acids and steam cleaning.

Two wheels keeps a low profile and adds capacity and make the caster easier to maneuver. When turning, one wheel pivots, making it almost effortless to navigate curves and corners.

The Mighty Maxx is finished using corrosion resistant zinc with a yoke and raceway that are heat treated. It is available with a thumb screw brake (TSB) and you can order matching rigid casters.

Produced right here in our manufacturing facility just outside Toronto, this caster is a model of North American design and ingenuity. It’s available with reasonable lead times, dependable delivery dates and is backed by our 3-year No-Excuse Warranty.

It’s perfect for low profile, heavy duty professional equipment, business machines, industrial automatic dispensers, food/drink dispensing machines, appliances as well as freezer and refrigerator showcases.

If you have an application that needs maximum strength but minimum height, you should be looking at Mighty Maxx™. Find out more from your local Algood representative or a member of our customer service team.


Algood is proud to manufacture its casters and wheels right here in North America. With our fully integrated manufacturing facility in Toronto, we are leaders in quality and innovation. For more information about Algood Casters, Call: 1-800-254-6633 or Email: Service@Algood.com

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Algood Casters has manufactured, designed and developed industrial and specialty casters, brakes and wheels since 1969, in capacities from 25 to 65,000 lbs.

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