Posts Categorized: Machine Movers

Heavy Machine Movers

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 Published By: Roy Williams

Casters of Amarillo, Inc. is proud to offer this type of material handling equipment that will allow customers the ability to move heavy machines in a safe and timely manner. Our non-powered machine movers allow the user to move many different types of equipment in plants, warehouses or out in the field.  The types of heavy machine movers that we offer are safe and easy to use.

Many of the factors in deciding the types of heavy machine movers needed can be relied on by the expertise of Casters of Amarillo, Inc. and our suppliers.

homeHilman Rollers offers low profile, high capacity moving equipment that can be used to move a multitude of things.  Hilman Rollers have been used to move some of the largest objects in the world.

Used as a temporary means for moving a heavy structure, repetitively in assembly line applications or as a permanent installation, Hilman Rollers are known throughout the world for their durability.  All Hilman Rollers utilize the endless chain principle.  It features a chain of steel rolls capable of rotating around a central load-bearing, steel plate.  The result is a product that performs as a low friction, high capacity conveyor.

Often referred to as Rollers, Dollies, Skates, Machinery Movers and Turtles. Hilman Rollers has become a brand name when referring to this type of equipment.  All Hilman Rollers are rated in metric tons and carry a safety factor of at least 2-to-1.


Wesco Industrial Products offers their industrial products like the durable steel beams that are making their way thought the industry.  With heavy duty capacities up to 5 tons, they are the most economical way to lift and move large bulky loads.  Heavy duty swivel casters with a variety of sizes and tread types allow smooth movement in any direction. The Rais-n-Rol has a hand operated hydraulic jack allowing for easy lifting and controlled lowering of loads. All models are supplied with hooks for recommended optional LB-1 or LB-2 load binders.

The Advantages Of Using An H-Frame Dolly

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 Published By: Roy Williams

H-Frame Dolly


If you need to move a large dresser, file cabinet, or bulky desk, we offer an H-frame dolly to do the job. There are many advantages of using this type of material handling equipment. The H-frame dolly gives you a flat surface on which to transport just about anything, including hot tubs, appliances, sofas, pianos, and entertainment units.

The heavy duty framework is extremely stable and distributes the weight of the load across all four casters. This distribution makes the load less likely to shift and easier to maneuver around. In most cases, one or two H-frame dollies can handle just about any general purpose moving need you might have.

H-frame dollies are constructed for plenty of load capacity

H-frame dollies are made from one inch (4/4) kiln-dried oak. The tight grains of the oak offer more strength than softer woods like pine or cedar. Kiln-drying the oak removes moisture from the grains, making the wood more stable in higher humidity. This stability helps prolong the life of the dolly and preserves its ability to carry a lot of weight.

Typical moving dollies, also known as furniture dollies, are wrapped in carpet to protect the load from moving around. While the carpet does a better job than the bare wood can, it doesn’t grip as well as the black conveyor belt tread that comes standard on the H-frame. This durable tread offers better gripping and more durability than carpet does.

Some loads are larger than others. Having H-frame dollies in two sizes makes it possible to handle most any size load. The smaller dolly measures 18 inches by 30 inches. The larger one measures 24 inches by 36 inches. Each dolly can handle up to 1000 pounds on the four inch casters that are standard, but these casters can typically be changed to a higher capacity caster.

Soft tread swivel casters won’t leave marks and increases maneuverability

A common complaint about some moving dollies are the scuff marks that the casters tend to leave behind. That’s generally a sign of a poor quality caster wheel. With deluxe soft gray casters, this should not be a problem. These casters will glide over freshly laid travertine tile or your nice wood flooring without leaving a mark.

The swivel casters that come with the H-frame dollies make it easy to move even the heaviest load within a very small turning radius. This makes it easy to maneuver the load down a tight hallway or into an elevator. H-frame dollies are the ideal piece of moving equipment.

Casters of Amarillo, Inc. offers H-frame dollies as well as other movers dollies and specialty dollies. We can also customize your order with any caster you need for the task at hand. To learn more about our products and services, give us a call today at 1(800) 658-6112 or Contact Us via email. You can also stop by our business at 1520 S. Polk St. in Amarillo, Texas.

Featured Vendor – Wesco

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 Published By: Roy Williams

Wesco Industrial Products manufactures a full line of quality material handling equipment.  Since 1948, they have provided quality products to the marketplace through their network of distributors in the United States and beyond.

Wesco offers a multitude of products such as drum handling equipment, hand trucks, lift equipment, platform trucks, carts, dock and shipping equipment. Located in Lansdale Pennsylvania, they recently expanded their line of custom industrial lift tables by the acquisition of Lexco Engineering and  Manufacturing.  With the quality and availability of the products, they have become a well-known entity in the material handling  industry.

Starting with the design and manufacture of steel hand trucks and then expanding into drum handling equipment, the company has built a solid reputation for dependable, well-made products. They still make many of those early products today, plus a full line of vending and appliance trucks, platform trucks, stackers, pedalifts and lift tables. Wesco also designs and manufactures custom material handling equipment to address specific customer needs.

Wesco’s product line has grown steadily over the years and supplemented their full lines of hand trucks, drum trucks and pallet jacks with an assortment of industrial material handling products such as plastic box carts, U-boats, service carts, wood dollies, shelf carts, machinery movers and scissor lifts.

Casters of Amarillo, Inc. has been a master distributor for Wesco for over 30 years. We are proud to offer such high quality products at very competitive prices.