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  • Lane to Lane caster upgrades ??

    I saw on Kegel website they now have a 3" and 6" caster upgrade for lane to lane. Is anyone currently using this setup? I HATE the 2" casters always falling apart :-(

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    I installed the upgrade about a month ago. Great upgrade. I too hated the smaller casters always falling apart. Didn't want to buy them again only to see them fall apart in less than a year. These are great...though the machine does "steer" a little different. Like driving a car with rear wheel steering...LOL. you get used to it pretty quick though.
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    • #3
      I just launched our new Walker yesterday. I was really impressed at how smoothly the larger wheels moved, at least in the transport position. I can't really judge how easily the wheels "steer" lane to lane, but I bet it's a lot easier than the smaller casters I had on my Kustodian plus a few years ago, and on the Summit-S I just upgraded from.

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      • #4
        6" wheels rear, standard casters front, on my new ION Sport... it steers like a dumptruck lane to lane (my 'kick-turn' doesn't work any more), but I'm getting use to it. I don't see them falling apart any time soon, looks like a rugged wheel.


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        • #5
          I still have the 2" casters installed and have been looking into something different ASAP! Do you have the 6" casters at rear and new 3" casters at front that look like the transport casters?

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          • #6
            Skateboard wheels are still the best. Mine have been on for 4 years now and they are trick. Machine can be moved with a finger.
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            • #7
              OMG really? What size skateboard wheels do you use?

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              • #8
                OK, i give up. I went to Kegels site and couldn't find anything about a caster upgrade. I went to Bobs Business's site and couldn't find anything. Does anyone have the order number. I recently put on a pair of 6" wheels from Grainger. I just drilled a hole near the front of machine. It came off the lane very easily but, because it went on the lane earlier so to speak, the paper and squegees were touching the approach. And steering sucked. I loved the skate board wheels but kept having to change the bearings.

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                • #9
                  http://www.kegel.net/products/products-upgrades.htm

                  Bottom of the page
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kegel Website
                    6" Front Wheels: Adapter blocks binding you up? No worries mate -
                    Sounds like an Aussie wrote the description.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JBing View Post
                      Skateboard wheels are still the best. Mine have been on for 4 years now and they are trick. Machine can be moved with a finger.
                      Agree....

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                      • #12
                        I have a Phoenix S model C so I guess that doesn't apply to me. Thanks for the info though.

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                        • #13
                          Im thinking maybe do the 3" casters for all 4 corners instead so I can still move the machine from lane to lane as I do now

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                          • #14
                            Im thinking of doing 3" casters for all 4 corners

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                            • #15
                              the 3" casters in the front will cause your machine to slam into the lane. Listen to JBing, no point trying to reinvent the wheel.
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