I’ve received several emails recently on where I got my 3″ wheel casters from. These are the exact one’s used by Mike Senna and Victor Franco, so I can’t take credit for finding them – but the question keeps coming up , so I thought it might be a good idea to post the information I have.
I have no idea why these seem to work better than others, I think it’s a combination of the dimensions and having a soft rubber wheel that works on variety of surfaces – and the price is right too.
My first set came from a friend in Southern California who bought them at the Arrow/Ace Hardware in Yorba Linda (714-524-1621) for $7 each. Once I had them in hand I was also able to get my local Ace Hardware to order me some spares.
Here’s a close up of the label that might help –
Manufacturer: Proctor Glove
Part Number: 3RS
Description: 3″ Rubber Swivel 125lb
UPC: 7 80272 000003 7
They’re made in Korean and sold by Proctor Glove Co. who are located in Santa Fe Springs CA, or more specifically:
11122 Shoemaker Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
I don’t think any builder has called them up directly to try and order, but if you are successful please let me know and I can add it to this post.
A builder contacted them a few years ago and did a run of these, including offering the rubber wheels in softer or harder variants.