Queen’s Wharf Auckland Castors
HOW RICHMOND CASTORS ARE HELPING NEW ZEALAND’S BUSIEST HARBOUR
The spectacular Queen’s Wharf in Auckland is New Zealand’s busiest harbour, with thousands of ferries and cruise ships using its facilities every year.
One of the most important elements of a smooth running port operation is the safe and efficient embarking and disembarking of passengers.
Large steel ramps are used to complete this critical job, which require heavy-duty industrial castor wheels at the base for easy maneuverability and reliability.
SUPPLYING CASTOR WHEELS TO THE QUEEN’S WHARF GROUND CREW
In 2021, Richmond Wheel & Castor Co. partnered with the ground crew at the Queen’s Wharf to supply our Polyurethane Cast Iron Castors to a number of cruise ship gangways.
The swivel and lock brake design combined with the 1000kg weight capacity make them ideal for mobile platforms. It also includes precision machined ball race and high tensile steel kingpin to withstand side impact loads.
These incredibly rugged castors have been exposed to all weather conditions at the Queen’s Wharf – without compromising on performance or safety.
The platforms are regularly moved across a variety of surfaces, including rough bitumen, and the castor wheels are showing no signs of wear and tear.
This series of castor wheels provides unrivalled durability, versatility and steering performance for industrial settings like Auckland harbour. Not only does it make the lives of ground crew easier, it provides a safe and reliable way for passengers to get on and off ferries and ships.
NEED INDUSTRIAL CASTOR WHEELS FOR YOUR NEXT TRANSPORT JOB?
Richmond Wheel & Castor has been at the forefront of castor wheel design and manufacturing for over 60 years’, with a team of expert engineers and the latest precision equipment.
We can custom design and fit any castor wheels for your transport needs, so if you can’t find a solution online or in-store, please get in touch today!