April 12, 2011

Colson Caster Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of standard and custom application caster and wheel products, today announced the availability of a new wheel bearing for use in quiet and clean environments. The new Hand Truck Bearing is designed to integrate easily with Colson’s own Performa Hand Truck wheels selection.

“This new bearing is a perfect companion for our 4 and 5 Series Performa Hand Truck Wheels,” said Brian Crain, Product Manager for Colson. “Creating a finished wheel using these elements will now not only guarantee the smoothest and quietest operation but the most reliable as well.”

The bearings are of the industry’s most durable carbon steel construction. Because they are completely sealed to keep grease in and debris out there is no maintenance or lubrication required. Replacing Colson’s original styled Radial Ball Bearing for Hand Trucks, the new bearing sized at 5/8” ID x 1 3/8 OD is available now with an additional version of the bearing at 3/4” ID x 1 3/8 OD coming in May.

Colson has been in business for more than 125 years, and today manufactures and globally markets more than 35,000 caster and wheel products.