Looking to replace load wheels on your manual pallet jack?
Below are basic guidelines for inspecting load wheels within a load wheel bracket of a Lift-Rite L-50 manual pallet jack.
Load rollers should not have flat spots or large pieces of metal embedded in them. (i.e. tacks, nails, or metal shavings). Any chips in the wheel that keep it from rolling smoothly indicate the need for replacement. If the wheel has cracks, loose tread, or does not turn freely, replace both wheels!
Note: Always change the wheels in pairs to reduce uneven wear.
New load rollers have an outside diameter of 3" (L-50), 2" (L-50 mini), and 1 3/4" (L-50 CHEP). If the diameter is worn more than 1/4" from its normal size, replacement is necessary.
Load Roller Brackets
Inspect the brackets for cracks or wear from prolonged rubbing on the floor. Check for oblong axle holes and inspect the bushings closely. (see Bushing Inspection) If any of the above conditions exist, replace the brackets.