"I bought one of these to support the weight of a large wooden gate that had a tendency to drop over time. This castor is well made and the large diameter wheel means that it runs well, even over my gravelled driveway. If you want the castor to take the weight of the gate (rather than just act as a guide) you will need to compress the spring before fitting. The amount of compression will depend on the weight of the gate and I clamped it in place first to get the right amount of compression, then used a cable tie (see photo) to lock it before marking and drilling the holes. Once fitted cut the tie. The holes in the fixing bracket are a snug fit on an M10 bolt, which will prevent it from sliding upwards over time. The swivel bearing is open at the sides, so I would recommend that you grease it up with a thick grease to prevent corrosion. I am pleased to say that it has done the job nicely, so no more sagging gates!"
"i purchased a pair of these castor wheels to install on a pair of large gates i hung for an elderly customer which she is delighted with and will make opening and closing the gates so much easier.... worth every penny..."
"Bought this for one of my gates, which I had hung on a post, to take the weight and stop any extra purchase on the post or hinges. And it does just that and works well with great ease, can say a good buy and cheaper than the first one I bought from a different supplier before I realised screwfix sold or had them. Well done screwfix."
"Nice gate castor. The spring loading means that even on rough or unlecel ground the castor tracks along the floor correctly offering support to the hinges. The lack of fittings is a little rubbish but the fact they are M10 and not larger means they're not too hard to source, if you're anything like me you will probable already have a few in a pot somewhere in your van or workshop from a previous job."
"Perfect item for what I needed it for, very large gates, heavy cast iron ones, and they worked a treat. The spring helps over the rough terrain and stands up to a lot of use. Couldn't have bought better. Thanks Screwfix!"
"Picked item up from newly opened local Screwfix store. They were a bit overloaded with customers, but when my turn came around, all was handled very quickly. Fitted the item to my new steel gate with no difficulties and it is working very efficiently."
"Sturdy and free moving attachment to heavy duty gates which glide easily over a stoned driveway providing extra support to the hinges reducing risk of them dropping. A good purchase and simple to fit by a DIY amateur."