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Introduction to load wheels

Load Wheels From TEP Technica

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Load Wheels

TEP Technica Ltd has the widest range of Rader Vogel load wheels in stock in the UK. We stock load wheels ranging from 30mm diameter to 450mm diameter with load capacities ranging from 10kgs to 6000kgs. We can also supply load wheels with larger diameters and load capacities up to 20,000kgs. Our load wheels are available in a wide range of tread materials including rubber, vulkollan, polyurethane, nylon, and polypropylene, anti-static, wet grip, phenolic and heat resistant. We also stock load wheels in with various hub materials and load wheels with different bearings and centre configurations to suit your application.

You can search our extensive stock of load wheels using the advanced search found on the left toolbar. You must be registered and logged in to use this search. Alternatively you can call our sales team on the number at the top of the homepage for technical advice on our load wheels. We stock load wheels with steel tube centres, pressed steel and stable welded steel centres for higher load capacity load wheels.

We stock low cost high load capacity nylon load wheels and low to medium duty load wheels with rubber and soft polyurethane treads. We have a very wide range of load wheels in stock at any time, so to help find what you are looking for either register online and use our advanced search tools or call our sales team for assistance. We offer load wheels in standard designs with ball bearings, roller bearings, plain bore and needle bearings. We also offer vehicle specific load wheels with or without brakedrums. You can search online for load wheels by tread material, dimensions or by vehicle. If you have a part number for your load wheel then you can try and match it with our extensive database of load wheel part number.

We are the largest independent dealer of Rader Vogel forklift wheels outside of Germany, and stock a wide range of Rader Vogel wheels and castors here in the UK. Rader Vogel forklift truck wheels are made to the highest manufacturing standard offering you increased productivity, longer operating life, lower replacement costs and improved overall safety. It is worth noting that Rader Vogel without an umlaut over the a should read Raeder Vogel. Keywords: Load wheels, heavy duty load wheels, vulkollan load wheels, polyurethane load wheels, rubber load wheels, nylon load wheels.

Key benefits of our load wheels

  • Manufactured in Germany by Rader Vogel
  • Massive range of load wheels on stock
  • Wide range of sizes and bearings
  • Wide choice of tread materials and hub centres
  • Longer life cycle, lower costs, less maintenance
  • Tear and wear resistant

Prolong the Life of Load Wheels

Load wheels often have to operate in tough conditions which can shorten their life span, but there are some things you can do to extend the life of your load wheels.  There are a number of factors effecting the life span of your wheel:

Floor surface

Warehouse floors can become cracked and uneven over time. Even dirty floors with stray debris which can get lodged between load wheels, or their bearings, can cause long-term damage and shorten the life of your load wheel.

Load Capacity  

Select a load wheel using the appropriate load capacity for your application will help extend the life of your wheels and prevent compression damage.  The load rating of a wheel should never be exceeded.


Continuous use can generate heat where the wheel rotates and compresses and expands whilst rolling.  The constant expansion and contraction when the load wheel comes into contact with the floor can build heat which will result in cracks in the wheel compound and bond with the wheel hub. Higher durometer compounds in load wheels are suited to continuous use as there is less expansion and contraction reducing heat levels.   The downside is a harder ride.

Wheel Diameter

Wheels with a large diameter spin more slowly than smaller wheels so the compression cycle is reduced lengthening the life span on the wheel.


Load Wheel Examples:


Manufactured in Germany to the highest standards, this roller has a high grade polyurethane (93 Shore A) tread directly bonded to a steel centre with ball bearings. Suitable for a wide range of applications the tread is also non-marking.





Manufactured in Germany to exacting standards, this roller has a superior Vulkollan© (93 Shore A) tread directly bonded to a steel centre with our without ball bearings, shields or bushing. Suitable for high load, high speed applications, the Vulkollan© tread is non-marking, impact and wear resistant.



Nylon Load WheelP5482 - 60/75/75/12 NYLON ROLLER LOAD WHEEL WITH 6201 2RS BALL BEARINGS - PAG

This nylon wheel is produced in Germany using a highly compressed cast polyamide (PA6G) for exceptional load bearing capability. The material is non-marking and wear, tear and chemical resistant. The wheel has ball bearings. The PAG range offers the highest possible load capacity by size for any industrial wheel currently on the market.



Vulkollan Load WheelP5894 - 125/73/73/100/62X16 VULKOLLAN LOAD WHEEL NO BEARINGS

Manufactured in Germany, this load wheel has a steel hub without bearings and with a Vulkollan© tread suitable for more arduous applications operating at faster speeds and higher loads. The tread material is non-marking with excellent mechanical properties. This wheel specifically fits the CROWN and HYSTER range of forklifts.



Polyurethane Load Wheel73/85/90/25 POLYURETHANE ROLLER WITH 6006 2RS BALL BEARINGS & SHIELDS

This high-quality load wheel has a smooth polyurethane non-marking tread directly bonded to a steel centre and complete with ball bearings and plastic shields This is very similar to P1834 but with 73mm diameter. This wheel goes on low level Jungheinrich pallet trucks. The matching drive wheel is P5933 (flat faced) or P5934 (Domed). Both are interchangeable so down to personal preference. The stabilizer wheel is P5947. If you are still not sure, please ask our technical support team for advice.

Don't know which load wheel you need?

Our technical advisors are on hand to offer advice on product identification to select the correct wheel for your application. At our UK warehouse we hold large stocks of load wheels for most forklift manufacturers that can be dispatched on a next day delivery service. We offer a wide array of wheels to suit a variety of industrial and commercial applications. 

We have without doubt the widest range of load wheels in stock here in the UK and we can offer you next day delivery for orders before 4.30pm. We offer load wheels in a range of tread materials suitable for a wide range of applications. Our load wheels for forklift trucks come with or without brake drums and with or without bearings and/or bushes. We also offer a range of standard load wheels with or without bearings and with various hub materials. For standard heavy duty load wheels in vulkollan and heavy duty load wheels in polyurethane and light to medium duty rubber load wheels please visit our industrial wheel section. For specific forklift load wheels you can search our entire stock and database from the advanced search facility. Below is a small sample of load wheels we stock but it would not be possible to list all the load wheels we have in stock or can produce from scratch. You can order any load wheel online and prices will be correct at time of purchase. If you require advice or technical specifications on a particular load wheel please do call our technical sales team who would be pleased to help you. 

Order online or get in touch with our technical support team on +44 (0) 1256 763744.

Load Wheels from TEP Technica