Castor wheels for 4x10

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Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:00 am

Ok I need some new castors for my 4x10
The original ones that came with the Warwick cab had plastic wheels and were usless (clip in ones that broke) and after a year I replaced them with better ones with rubber wheels, but after 4-5 years the rubber on the wheels has deterioated somewhat so I need new ones
I don't really want massive ones (like the ones on supermarket trolleys) but I don't want plastic wheels either as sometines I have to wheel my 4x10 along concrete.
I can get 4 ones with Rubber wheels at Bunnings for about $20 and there are some on Trade me for a similar price

What are other peoples experiences with castor wheels?
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by pins » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:45 pm

I fitted some cheap/nasty castors from mitre10 for around 20 bucks for my old Laney comb (only plastic wheels) and they worked fine for a couple of gigs.Then some donut in our band, who shall remain nameless, decided to stack some extra gear on top one night and the bearings collapsed on the swivel parts,but I blame the rubbish castors rather than the donut "behind the wheel" :lol:

Yet the castors on the guitards 4x10 mesa boogie cab (rubber style wheels) which is really bloody heavy have seen all kind of punishment over all terrain and still going strong....lesson learnt...buy the best "commercial use" castor with rubber style wheels as the budget allows.
there are stores that specialise in wheels and castors,they would be the best bet if you want them to last.

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by martyforrer » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:31 am

Years ago I bought some Ernie Ball casters. They were very, very good quality, and took a lot of punishment. Check with your music store, they can ring the importers (Music Ways) and see if they still do them.

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:04 am

thank - I went to Rex Castors (close to where I work) and they don't sell the small ones - they do have a good selection but I'm not sure I want 'larger' castors on my 4x10 - as it might look ugly?
Bunnings had good ones with Rubber wheels and they have a brake from memory and they could hold 30kgs (each Castor) so weight wise they should handle it ok - on the pack it said indoor use... but I suppose they'll be ok - as I wheel the cab from the garage to the car, the car to the venue and it often does over concrete paths. they were about $5 each
I took one of the old ones off my amp and will go there to get one the same size (or similar)
I don't really want to spend more that $30-40 - the ones on there at the moment cost me $20 about 5 years ago
I'll try the Rock shop though see if they can get the Ernie ball ones
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Harley » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:21 pm

Trade your 410 in and buy two BFM Jack112 Lites -- carry one in each hand and you'll have enough volume to spank the pants off that 410.

No castors required :mrgreen:
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by martyforrer » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:28 am

Harley wrote:Trade your 410 in and buy two BFM Jack112 Lites -- carry one in each hand and you'll have enough volume to spank the pants off that 410.

No castors required :mrgreen:
Hahahaha.... oh yeah!

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by timi » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:41 am

See if Livesound have anything.

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Tim1 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:07 am

A couple of years ago I bought a base with four large rubber castors on it from Rockshop. About 75 x 50 cms off the top of my head - if I wasn't lazy I would have made one easily ( and I have in fact made another for a friend since).I think Warwick make it, probably called Rocktrolley or something like that. This thing gets thrashed all the time. Great for the guitard"s Marshall quad and great for any speaker cabs that don't have castors generally, or anything else. It is not huge, or heavy, and fits into the van with no issues. Wonderful tool for any band, makes loading in and out so easy and better than a hand trolley IMO.

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Harley wrote:Trade your 410 in and buy two BFM Jack112 Lites -- carry one in each hand and you'll have enough volume to spank the pants off that 410.

No castors required :mrgreen:

hmmmm nice idea, but I think 4 castors would be cheaper!
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:32 pm

timi wrote:See if Livesound have anything.
got a quote from them $110 for 4 castors!!! I know they will be good ones but that's about $60-$70 more than I am willing to spend
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:24 pm

after much debate and thinking about it I bought 4 castors from Bunnings $4.52 each - that's less that $20 for the set!
if they only last a couple of years then it's no big loss....
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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by ryla » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:02 pm

Get a dolly instead, just a straight plywood job with heavy duty castors, saves attaching/removing castors at gig as 4x10s sound better flat to the floor, also useful for moving peripherals and fellow band mates will love you as long as they can use it as well.

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Re: Castor wheels for 4x10

Post by Mr Bass Man » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:34 am

yeah - I generally lie my cab flat at most venues, but couldn't be bothered lifting the cab onto the dolly and off again at gigs.... I'm getting far too old for that! :D
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