Caster Basics: Rigs

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In our previous ‘Caster Basics’ post, we talked about wheels. Now it’s time to learn more about the other element that makes a caster a caster: the rig. Also called a fork or horn, the rig holds the wheel in place. While that may seem basic, there are many important things to consider when choosing a rig for your casters. Does the item you’re moving need to turn? How much does it weigh? What conditions will it be exposed to? Will your item be moved manually or by power?