The polyurethane wheels were required to provide support for a custom-made pile driver that would be used to drive piles into the soft sea bed of a swampy Queensland cove to construct a marina.
Featuring a diameter of 152mm and width of 100mm, each small wheel was moulded in extremely hard and tough polyurethane that was mechanically bonded to the cast steel centre.
The total number of polyurethane wheels used in the project was 52 and each wheel carried a maximum load capacity of 5000kg.
Completing the innovative solution, Richmond supplied a complete kit for the project including a wheel axle and fastening elements.
The axle and wheel each have grease paths to each other to maintain a healthy supply of grease to the cast centre.
Complete drawings were supplied by Richmond to ensure that the frame and rollers could be built separately and assembled onsite perfectly.
Richmond offers their extensive expertise in all applications of wheel-making for industry including drive wheels, guide rollers or complete turnkey rolling systems.
The Richmond design team is presently involved in creating several innovative pipe rollers and pipe roller supports utilising materials such as steel, polyurethane and engineering plastics.