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GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System

GEOHEX™ is a unique permeable ground stabilisation technology that has a multitude of uses. From soil and turf stabilisation for the enhancement of water saving measures to the reinforcement of roads in and around mine sites, GEOHEX™ is a safe and cost-effective substitute for concrete with a load rating of well over 1200 tonnes per square metre.

Weight: 2.4kg

Manufactured in Australia, under ISO9001:2008 quality standards, GEOHEX™ is easy to use, quick to install and manufactured from 100% recycled material.

  • Injection moulded using high-impact UV-stabilised Copolymer Polypropylene
  • Alternatively High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for sub-zero applications
  • Weight per grid: 2.3kg
  • Dimensions: 500mm x 1000mm x 42mm
  • 2 pieces of GEOHEX™ = 1 square metre
  • Temperature range: – 45°C TO 155°C
  • Water Permeability (installed): 99.7%
  • Maximum Load Bearing Capacity (filled): 1200 tonnes square metre
  • Colour: Black
  • Inert and non-reactive to solvents, oils, chemicals or water
  • Can be installed in a variety of soil and geological configurations
  • Non-toxic to humans, animals or plants
  • Connection methods: clip locking system
  • Manufactured from 100% recycled plastics
  • Material is impervious to hydrocarbons

Dimensions: 500mm x 1000mm x 42mm

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2 pieces of GEOHEX™ = 1 square metre

Public Infrastructure

For the use of pavement and turf stabilisation, stormwater management, drainage, landscape projects, cycleways, beach access areas as well as in public housing estates, GEOHEX™ is ideal for the retention of stormwater, stabilisation of turf, paver support and for the reduction of dusty and muddy areas.

Construction

With its unique design, GEOHEX™ is created to provide very strong ground reinforcement thanks to its open cell structure. In construction applications, GEOHEX™ can be combined with grass, gravel or a sand/soil mixture.

Rural

With its rigid design and a strong impact-resistant polymer construction, GEOHEX™ provides a cost-effective solution that prevents soft ground build up in heavy traffic livestock areas. GEOHEX™ promotes livestock flow and reduces the incidence of lameness around trough and standoff areas, approaches and exits to yards and many other high traffic livestock areas.

Mining, Civil & Earthworks

With the ability to withstand a maximum load of 1200 tonnes per square metre when filled with soil, GEOHEX™ can be used for the stabilisation of roads on mining, civil and earthworks sites as well as drainage stabilisation in hardstands, haul roads and equipment yards. GEOHEX™ can also be used in the stabilisation of mine site embankments, drains and airstrips.

How to Install Geohex

  1. Prior mechanical compaction of the soil and/ or ground base is essential for the successful performance of GEOHEX™.
  2. If the surface is prone to movement, it may be necessary to install extra sub-soil drainage to maintain the strength and integrity of the topsoil.
  3. Additional drainage technology used may consist of coarse road base, agricultural piping, sand or a combination of all of these. Fine road base may lower or even prevent the absorption of water.
  4. It is recommended that a sand bed be placed under GEOHEX™ to construct a perfectly flat surface under the soil layer to prevent rutting and subsidence due to vehicular or livestock movement.
  5. The sand bed under GEOHEX™ requires moderate compacting to ensure proper topsoil levelling. GEOHEX™ can then be placed right on top of this layer.
  6. The best infill for GEOHEX™ is an angular stone up to 10-15mm in size, which locks together better and restricts any further slope movement.
  7. Other recommended infill products include topsoil, sand and fine gravel.
  8. GEOHEX™ can be used with any type of turf configuration or variety. Areas that have had GEOHEX™ installed should be inspected regularly to determine if any damage or minor subsidence has occurred.

By increasing the effective structural integrity of soils, GEOHEX Erosion Control System creates a stiffened base layer that provides increased load support whilst preventing soil subsidence and soil erosion. GEOHEX Erosion Control System improves safety on the edge of roads, embankments, parking areas and many other medium to high traffic surfaces.

With a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm* and made from recycled and recyclable interlocking polypropylene hexagonal cells, GEOHEX Erosion Control System is suitable for use in just about any type of ground and geological conditions.

With its innovative plastic matting construction and unique connection system, GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be laid quickly and cost-efficiently, either in linear or bend sections in any weather and at any time of the year.

GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be used in:

  • Mining
  • Resource development sites
  • Tailings & waste dams
  • Dump walls
  • Site rehabilitation
  • Residential developments
  • Landscape engineering
  • Civil projects
  • Road works
  • Tank farms
  • Equestrian centres
  • Sports grounds
  • Council landfills
  • Footpaths
  • Schools and Universities
  • Marine parks
  • Shopping Centres
  • Sheds and Warehouses
  • Factories and manufacturing centres
  • Industrial estates
  • Rural gateways
  • Driveways
  • Bush areas
  • Golf courses
  • Corporate parks
  • Hospitals
  • Playgrounds
  • Helipads
  • Bike tracks
  • Parking areas
  • Caravan parks
  • Military bases
  • Cemeteries

With its unique patented open cell structure, GEOHEX Erosion Control System is designed to provide strong ground reinforcement and sediment control in all conditions. In construction applications, GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be combined with grass, gravel or a sand/soil mixture providing a complement to surrounding materials and other architecture such as the installation of plastic driveway grids.

Its rigid structure and strong polymer construction enables GEOHEX Erosion Control System to be used as a walking grid to provide a cost-effective solution to prevent soft ground build-up and mud control in heavy traffic livestock areas and shed flooring. By combining to make a walking grid, the GEOHEX Erosion Control System plastic panels promote livestock flow and help reduce the incidence of lameness around trough and standoff areas, approaches and exits to yards and many other high traffic and frequently-used livestock areas.

With a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm* when filled with soil (or equivalent), the GEOHEX Erosion Control System can be used for ground stabilisation of roads on mining sites as well as drainage stabilisation in hardstands, haul roads and equipment yards. GEOHEX Erosion Control System can also be used in the stabilisation of mine site embankments, drains, driveways and airstrips.

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Why you need a silt fence and how to install one

In a country like Australia, silt fencing is a critical part of all construction and landscaping projects, especially excavation projects.

A typically dry climate means we increasingly rely on stormwater in urban and urban fringe areas for irrigation and industrial uses – even as a recreational resource for our many lakes and dams. Not to mention the storm water that ends up at our world class beaches. But what does storm water have to do with anything?

When it rains, the rain washes all sorts of things down stormwater drains (the drains on the city and suburban streets). The drains act as a carrier for a significant amount of pollution, collected from private properties, public places, and construction sites.

And while litter is the most visible form of pollution, other contaminants include various sediments and excess nutrients (eg. phosphates and nitrates), organic matter, oil, grease, and residual pesticides and fertilisers.

A silt fence helps to prevent soil, sediment, organic matter and more from entering our waterways and drains. It is used to protect stockpiles of dirt and other organic material from entering our waterways and drains. Building sites and roadworks are common places that would need silt fences on a regular basis.

A build-up of sediments and other contaminants could potentially block stormwater drains, damage aquatic habitats, and affect harbor channels – even create unsafe swimming conditions.

As we already know, a silt fence is incredibly affordable, but it is also highly effective at preventing all of this potential environmental damage. One thing is for sure, a silt fence is definitely cheaper than the costs associated with losing aquatic species and habitats, and unblocking storm water drains.

Simple tips on how to install a silt fence

Here’s a diagram that shows the correct installation of a silt fence:

Note: The wire mesh is not required with AdMerch’s silt fence, as it is made from super tough polypropylene. You may add wire mesh if you wish, as it will provide extra strength, useful if the silt fence will be in use for an extended period of time.
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Image from EPA South Australia

 

Here’s some great general tips for installing silt fences:

  • Silt fences should be installed on a site as early as possible, ideally before excavation or other soil disturbance begins
  • Install a silt fence down-slope from the construction area, always along the contour (curve) of the slope you are protecting – don’t install in straight lines
  • Significant downward slopes should use the curved installation method – refer to the images below
  • Stockpiles of soil and building materials must be contained by a silt fence
  • Leave the silt fence in place until vegetation is established, or sediment is stabilised
  • Silt fencing requires frequent inspections, particularly after each runoff event (storm, rainfall etc.), to check for damage or clogging of the fence by silt and debris
  • Silt fences are best used for sites where the soil disturbance area is up to 0.5 of a hectare
  • On larger projects including agricultural developments, silt fences can still be used – this J-hook model is most effective:

 

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Image credits: Thomas Carpenter, CPESC, Carpenter Erosion Control (sourced from EPA best practice guide)

 

If you want a detailed guide on best practice when it comes to silt fences on small to large agricultural developments, check out this best practice guide by the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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    Sediment Control Silt Fence 770mm x 50m | SBR002

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At just $49.50 plus delivery, AdMerch’s 50 metre silt fence is cheaper than anywhere else online – beating major competitors prices by as much as $20.

And our silt fence is of the highest quality – meeting EPA standards in Australia.

We deliver nationwide – so no matter where you’re from – we have a customised solution for your business or home

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How To Choose The Best Castors In 9 Easy Steps

How To Choose The Best Castors In 9 Easy Steps

  1. Calculate the load rating
  2. Which wheel diameter do I need?
  3. What types of castor wheels are available?
  4. How does each type of castor wheel perform on various surfaces?
  5. Do I choose swivel or rigid castors?
  6. Do I need brakes?
  7. Which fixing type do I need?
  8. Which type of bearing is best?
  9. Will you be using castors in a place where hygiene and health are important?

Before we start, a quick note for those who might be a bit confused on what the difference is between a wheel and a castor.

A wheel is simply that, a wheel and nothing else.

A castor consists of two major components – a wheel, and that is installed in a frame, which holds the wheel in place. The frame is often called a castor bracket, rig or fork. The frame is at the top of the castor, and is attached to your piece of equipment or other item. 

You can buy spare or replacement wheels for castors, as the wheel itself can wear out over time (depending on type of wheel), but the castor bracket can last much longer – if it is of high quality.

Or you can just buy spare or replacement castors (the wheel AND the frame it is attached to).

AdMerch have a comprehensive range of standard and heavy duty wheels and castors from Australia’s leading Castor Company.

Choosing a castor is a decision that should not be taken lightly. The wrong castor can do more than just break (potentially causing costly damage). The wrong type of castor can also cause significant damage to multiple floor surfaces, and provide inadequate control – causing damage to walls and other objects as a result of collisions.

But these costly mistakes can be easily avoided, thanks to these 9 critical things to consider before choosing a castor.

  1. Calculate the load rating

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The most important thing to consider – here’s the best and easiest way to do it.

  • Calculate the maximum expected load you will be putting onto castors.
  • Remember to include the load of the item itself (such as a trolley, cabinet, or machinery), as well as the maximum load your item is expected to carry.
  • Add 20-30% of the load total, this is your safety margin. (load of 200kg now equals 240-260kg)
  • Divide the total weight by the number of castors you will be using
  • 260kg / 4 castors = 65kg per castor
  • Finished!
  1. Which wheel diameter do I need?

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Ensure that the wheel is large enough to pass over cracks and obstructions.

As a rule of thumb, the larger the wheel, the easier it is to push and to pass over bumps and minimize vibration.

Even if the load capacity is the same on a smaller diameter castor wheel – ALWAYS choose the bigger diameter. Unless you are going to be using the castors with very light loads (under 100kg), then smaller castor wheels can be sufficient.

It won’t cost you much more to choose larger wheel diameters, and it guarantees safety and performance.

When it comes to castor wheels – size DOES matter.

  1. What types of castor wheels are available?

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Castor wheels come in a large variety of different materials, often a combination of multiple materials. This is to suit the wide variety of industry applications, surfaces, load capacities, and functions that are required.

Castor wheels made from different materials can have wide ranging load capacities. However it is more common to associate the castor wheel material with its suitability for different floor surfaces and applications.

AdMerch have their Castor Wheels categorised in a way that lets you target your required load capacity first, then you can choose the most suitable material construction.

Below are the most common types of castor wheels. If you do not see what you are looking for, just contact one of our knowledgeable staff for further information.

Most castors sold at AdMerch have a zinc plated finish on both styles of fixing, which provides a corrosion resistant finish. Look out for the ‘zinc plated’ in the product description.

Rubber Wheels

There are a few variations of rubber castor wheels, but they all have some common features:

  • Non-marking (doesn’t leave marks on your floor)
  • Shock absorbing
  • Quiet
  • Ideal for timber, vinyl, tiled, and concrete flooring

Rebound Rubber wheels are very quiet in operation, with a low rolling resistance. They are ideal for moving lightly loaded equipment over uneven ground. Rebound rubber rolls over small obstructions easily. Some application examples include waste bins, laundry trolleys, electrical equipment, and other “handle with care” goods.

Institutional Rubber wheels are grey rubber wheels. Features include sealed bearings and matching grey nylon thread guards for added protection. Sealed bearings eliminate any need for maintenance. Often used in hospitals, schools, home use, and light industrial environments.

AdMerch have a specific range of Medical Castors that have the comfort and safety of patients at the forefront of their design, and the safe and easy movement of equipment between rooms.

Anti-static (conductive) rubber wheels provide a surface resistivity of less than 10,000 Ω (OHMs) – conforming to Australian Standards (AS 2050 1978). Anti-static (conductive) caster wheels allow electricity to flow through the unit, eliminating static charges. This function is often required for use within industries such as computer or electronics manufacturing or general service.

Note: Anti-static (conductive) is superior to castor wheels that are just anti-static. Anti-static will help negate static electricity and prevent its build up, but conductive anti-static will eliminate it altogether.

Polyurethane Wheels

  • Hard wearing
  • Most well-rounded performer across all floor surfaces
  • Longer tread life than rubber
  • Quiet operation
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Non-marking
  • Offers excellent floor protection on linoleum, tile, and carpet

Polyurethane castor wheels come in many colours and consist of either entirely polyurethane or a combination of a polyurethane outer with a centre of nylon, or metal such as aluminium or iron.

When the polyurethane castor wheel has a metal centre, it has anti-static (conductive) properties, eliminating static charges. This function is often required for use within industries such as computer or electronics manufacturing or general service.

Castor wheels made entirely of polyurethane can withstand water, oil, grease, chemicals, and most solvents. They are suitable for medical or food applications. They are also used on the outside layer of the toughest castor wheels with load capacities in excess of 10 tonnes!

Rebound Polyurethane castor wheels are a softer than normal tyre, which provides a smoother, quieter ride than most polyurethane or nylon wheels.   They will remain cleaner than other wheels, and combined with stainless steel bearings, these wheels are suitable for clean or wash down rooms and other applications where aesthetics and performance are crucial.

Nylon Wheels

Nylon castor wheel varieties share some common traits:

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Durable
  • Non-marking
  • Ideal for hard, smooth surfaces and outside/wet environments
  • Also ideal for carpeted surfaces
  • Often used in refrigerated areas

Glass Filled Nylon – Extreme Temperature Resistance

These wheels are made from a blend of nylon and glass fibres and are specifically designed to withstand high and low temperatures.

At AdMerch, our glass filled nylon wheels can comfortably endure temperatures between -30ᵒC and 240ᵒC. Cast iron and aluminium wheels offer higher temperature resistance, explained further below.

Glass filled nylon is resilient, gentle and quiet on most floor surfaces, resists hard impacts, and very durable and resistant to oils, greases and cleaning agents.

The addition of glass fibres to nylon also increases overall strength when compared to regular nylon.

Note: Glass filled nylon may cause some small marks and scratches on both softer and hard surfaces. Not recommended for surfaces intended to be on display to customers.  

Cast iron – Extreme Temperature Resistance

  • Abrasion resistant – wheels are exceptionally long wearing
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Extreme heat resistance
  • High load capacity
  • Will damage or mark floors

Cast iron and spheroidal graphite iron castor wheels provide high load capacities and are easy to initiate movement.

Extreme temperature resistance between -30ᵒC and 300ᵒC – suitable for use in bakery ovens, smoke houses, chillers, and other applications where there is temperature fluctuation.

These castors are quite heavy and noisy, usually only found in heavy duty industrial environments.

Aluminium – Extreme Temperature Resistance

  • The highest temperature resistance (on some models)
  • Slightly lower weight capacity compared to cast iron
  • Noiseless options
  • Suitable for use in bakery ovens, smoke houses, chillers, and other applications where there is temperature fluctuation.

Aluminium castor wheels sold at AdMerch have the highest temperature resistance – a massive 400ᵒC! (Refer to each individual wheel for maximum temperate as temperature range varies between 280ᵒC and 400ᵒC).

The minimum temperature resistance is -30ᵒC. Aluminium castor wheels are usually specifically used when dealing with extreme temperatures.

Pneumatic Wheels

Pneumatic castor wheels are ideal for use on agricultural equipment, and for making sports equipment such as batting cages, nets and equipment trolleys more mobile on soft ground.

Pneumatic castor wheels sold at AdMerch have sealed bearings for increased water resistance and decreased rolling resistance. AdMerch also have puncture proof options.

  1. How does each type of castor wheel perform on various surfaces?

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I have created a handy table that can allow you to quickly get an idea of the types of castor wheels you should be looking for.

This table is an approximate guide only, always refer to individual product information before making a purchase.

Castor Wheel Floor Surface
  Carpet Vinyl Tiled Concrete Asphalt Gravel/Dirt
Rebound Rubber Fair Good Fair Good Good Good
Institutional Rubber Fair Good Good Fair Fair Poor
Glass Filled Nylon** Poor Poor Poor Good Poor Poor
Nylon Good Fair Poor Good Poor Poor
Cast Iron Poor Poor Poor Fair Fair Good
Polyurethane Good Good Fair Good Good Fair

**Refer to above notes (3. What types of castor wheels are available?) for further information.

Other important factors to consider when thinking floor surfaces:

  • Harder wheels require less effort to start turning on smooth surfaces – think polyurethane and nylon
  • For lower push effort over rough ground (asphalt, dirt), choose high resilience castor wheels such as rebound rubber or pneumatics
  • Nylon or polyurethane castor wheels are more suitable for dirty floors as they resist dirt particles
  • Domed-tyred wheels require less force to roll on carpeting, but will leave indentations if they are left stationary on carpets and softer surfaces
  • Flat profiled castor wheels will spread the load and prevent damage to floors, even when moving heavier loads
  • Rebound and institutional rubber is not recommended in corrosive environment. Polyurethane is very resistant and almost impervious to most solvents and chemicals.
  1. Do I choose swivel or rigid castors?

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Or perhaps more importantly, what is the difference between swivel and rigid castors?

It’s really simple.

A rigid caster, also known as a fixed caster, is a wheel mounted in a set of forks, that doesn’t turn. This means rigid casters can move forward and backward in a straight line, but they can’t be steered.

This does however make rigid castors easier to set in motion when attempting to move heavy loads.

Swivel castors rotate 360° and can respond immediately to changes in direction. These castors swivel on ball bearings to keep the wheel turning – even under heavy loads.

Loads on swivel casters can take more effort to set in motion than rigid casters, because it takes a push to get all the wheels pointed in the same direction before the cart or truck will roll.

Also, it can be very challenging for a cart or truck with only swivel casters to roll in a straight line, so an object with only swivel castors should only be safely used to travel short distances.

But there is obviously a way to get the best of both worlds – combining both rigid and swivel castors.

AdMerch have a fantastic guide complete with easy to understand diagrams, detailing different combinations of swivel and rigid castors, and how they are best combined to suit your needs.

  1. Do I need brakes?

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If you are planning on using castors on sloped or uneven surfaces, it may be a good idea to choose an option with a brake.

Swivel castors also have the option of a directional lock, to stop the castor from swivelling so that it can move in a straight line, or other required angle of direction.

  1. Which fixing type do I need?

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There are two main types of castor fixings.

Plate Type – the best supported fitting, as the plate can either be bolted or welded onto the product. Ideally suited to products with a flat, solid base – and heavier loads.

Bolt Type – Usually involves some kind of stem, ideal for fixing into tube, such as trolleys and display equipment. The stems come in a number of different optional varieties:

  • Expanding pintles that expand to fit inside the required tube (AdMerch have options between 19mm and 28.5mm diameters
  • Standard pintle bolt that will screw directly into a threaded hole – often available in different sizes (10mm, 18mm, 25mm etc.)
  • Threaded tube end inserts are available in various sizes to fit most tubes, enabling easy installation of standard pintle bolts
  • Grip necks and friction stems are used for very narrow tubes
  1. Which type of bearing is best?

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The most common bearing you will come across is the ball bearing. But there are other bearings which are ideal for specific applications, so they might more accurately meet your requirements.

Ball bearings are used in applications where heat can build up due to friction, because they have the lowest friction. This also means they are the easiest to get moving.

At AdMerch, precision deep groove ball bearings are fitted to most of our heavy duty wheels. Such wheels have very low rolling resistance and are normally provided with double seal bearings that in most cases will never need maintenance. If the application required regular greasing, grease nipples can be fitted.

Roller bearings are used in high-impact applications (including frequent shock and vibration). Roller bearings are not suitable for high speeds (more than 6 kph), and if kept well-greased they can cope with some dirt or water. They can handle high load capacities and are suitable for heavy duty applications.

Taper roller bearings are the best choice for power towing applications, and have the highest carrying capacity – they are used on super heavy duty castors. All good castor wheels with taper roller bearings are fitted with oil seal sleeves. Unless you are in big industry, you are unlikely to need these bearings.

Plain bearings are suitable for lighter loads where rolling resistance is not as important. They are highly resistant to chemicals and high heat conditions. Always the best choice in corrosive, high heat or very wet conditions where better bearings would not survive.

Bronze bearings are a type of plain bearing (also suited to extreme temperature conditions, and corrosion resistant). They are highly recommended for high heat or wet applications, and are self-lubricating – no maintenance required.

  1. Will you be using castors in a place where hygiene and health are important?

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If your answer is yes, there’s a simple course of action to take – choose stainless steel.

A stainless steel frame combined with full stainless components make stainless steel castors the ideal choice for use in wet areas, frequent wash down applications and food, medical and health industries. Thinkrestaurant, food processing factory, laboratory, hospital, nursing home, commercial laundry – the list goes on.

AdMerch have a large range of stainless steel castors. This includes our Elite Bolt and Elite Plate castors which never need maintenance! They can be fitted to food carts and other items which will move through cool rooms, hot kitchens, and even have the ability to be hosed down without affecting performance.

Most castors sold at AdMerch also have a zinc plated finish on both styles of fixing, which provides a corrosion resistant finish. Look out for the ‘zinc plated’ in the product description.

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So there you have it – the 9 most important things to consider when choosing castors.

We hope that your next castor choice will be the right one, and that our 9 easy steps can help you find a long-lasting, high performance solution that will keep you satisfied for many years to come.

AdMerch also have customised solutions if you are looking for castors for a scaffolding system, waste bin, or residential or commercial gate.

If you still need some help, just contact one of our knowledgeable staff for further information. As a starting point, we suggest you check out our range of wheels and castors today!

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Ladders for sale: 5 of the best brands money can buy

When buying a ladder, it should be considered as an investment. You are buying a ladder because you need to reach higher places, while keeping yourself and others as safe as possible.

So it makes sense to invest in a ladder that will not only give you superior strength, performance, and safety – but to also maintain those standards over many years.

A ladder is essential not only for most tradespeople, but for each and every home too.

Don’t compromise – only choose the best and most reliable to get maximum value for money, and peace of mind.

So how do you make the right ladder investment?

The easiest way to choose the best ladder is to look at the best brands.

And that is why we have provided you with a list of 5 of the best brands that money can buy. Australia prides itself on a history of world class safety standards, and these standards are still at the top level today. So you can be assured that the best brands available here, are also among the best brands in the world.

AdMerch is proud to stock the best ladder brands in Australia and the world, including the 5 brands listed below. Whether you need a platform ladder, extension ladder, telescopic ladder – even an attic ladder – we have what you need.

Every ladder in our store is designed to survive rigorous everyday use, and is regarded as the best in its field.

And we deliver nationwide – so no matter where you’re from – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia – we have a customised solution for your business or home.

Be sure to check out our range of ladders, but first have a look at these 5 ladder brands – they represent the highest quality products from Australia and around the world.

 

Gorilla ladders

gorilla-ladders-for-saleWe have a huge range of Gorilla ladders, in both domestic and heavy duty industrial ratings, and aluminium and fibreglass construction. All Gorilla ladders were created with research and design undertaken in Australia, so you can have confidence in the fact that when you purchase a Gorilla ladder, it has been made for Australian use.

Gorilla has over 10 years’ experience in manufacturing ladders for Australian and New Zealand use, and aim to create the highest quality products available, while delivering outstanding value.

Every Gorilla ladder design sold in Australia has been independently type tested to Australian and New Zealand standards. You can always rely on a Gorilla ladder to be of the highest quality, thanks to continuous batch testing – part of Gorilla’s commitment to providing a safe and consistent product.

AdMerch have many types of Gorilla ladders – whether you need an extension ladder, telescopic ladder, dual purpose folding ladder – we have what you need.

Of course we also have Gorilla’s range of platform ladders, and both single and double sided step ladders.

 

LADaMAX ladders 

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LADaMAX ladders are Australian owned, Australian made, and only made with Australian materials. LADaMAX is directed by Glen Bailey, a previous MD of Bailey Ladders.

LADaMAX has always had the same goal, to establish and maintain a reputation as Australia’s leading ladder safety brand.

In operation since 1998, LADaMAX can proudly state ZERO claims on all ladder frames produced in its entire 17 year history.

This is a world class safety record, and is a product of the company’s focus – establishing a reputation as Australia’s leading ladder safety brand.

AdMerch have a comprehensive range of LADaMAX ladders, including platform ladders, single and double sided step ladders, dual purpose, and extension ladders.

They come in both aluminium or fibreglass construction, and are heavy duty industrial rated.

 

Bailey ladders 

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Bailey has been in operation since its foundation in Sydney, in 1956 – that’s 60 years of ladder manufacturing experience!

The Bailey family are responsible for the invention of Punchlock technology, which helps to reduce ladder twist. Punchlock has been used in all Bailey stepladder and extension ladder products since the early 1980s.

According to their website, Bailey has the largest range of ladders in Australia. This may very well be true – AdMerch have all the standard stepladders by Bailey, right through to specialist products such as access platform ladders and attic ladders.

Bailey are dedicated to ‘Safety at Heights’ and pride themselves on products made with your safety as the focus of their ladder designs.

Their ladders are both lightweight and strong to ensure any job around the home or workplace can be done with stability and ease.

Bailey has a wide range of ladders ideal for both industrial and domestic use, and AdMerch is proud to stock the vast majority of Baily products.

Bailey was purchased by Werner Co in 2013 – the world’s largest ladder manufacturer.

 

AM-BOSS Attic Ladders

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AM-BOSS is a 100% Australian owned company that specialises in attic ladders and roof access ladders.

All of their ladders are 100% Australian made, designed to survive rigorous everyday use in Australian conditions. AdMerch are proud to stock over 15 styles and designs of AM-BOSS attic and roof access ladders.

AM-BOSS attic ladders are easy to install, and come with the assurance that over 30 years of research in design has gone into each ladder. The safety and strength is exceptional – load capacities range from 150kg to a huge 400kg!

Attic ladders are ideal for creating safe access to your ceiling space, creating a new storage facility, or rooftop access.

 

Werner ladders

werner-laddersOriginating in the U.S. over 60 years ago, Werner is the #1 selling ladder brand in North America, and has acquired leading ladder and other trade businesses across the world (including Australian brands Bailey, and Oldfields). According to their website, Werner is the world leader in ladders.

Werner is committed to frequent manufacturing and design improvements through constant research, development, and testing on all products.

The number one goal at Werner is to earn and maintain your trust, through high quality, strong and safe ladder products.

AdMerch have a solid range of Werner ladders for sale, including traditional stepladders, right through to extension ladders and attic ladders.

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We hope you can see the benefit of sticking with market-leading brands like these – they are a sound investment that will keep you safer for longer.

Never put a limit on the heights you can reach. AdMerch have an extensive range of ladders, step stools, trestles & planks, attic ladders, platform ladders and ladder accessories, perfect for use in any setting – from the domestic home to heavy industrial environments.

A ladder is essential not only for most tradespeople, but for each and every home too.

Don’t leave it to chance – every ladder sold at AdMerch is manufactured and tested to Australian & New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 1892 and AS/NZS 1576.

We deliver nationwide – so no matter where you’re from – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia – we have a customised solution for your business or home.

Don’t compromise – only choose the best and most reliable to get maximum value for money, and peace of mind. Check out the ladders for sale at AdMerch today.

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Are cheap trolleys worth it?

As a reseller of wheels and castors from Australia’s largest wheel and castor company, we often have customers come into our showroom in search of replacement wheels or castors for their hand trolley, platform trolley, or any other type of moving trolley.

A regular light-hearted comment that we hear is “these wheels nearly cost as much as my trolley did!” and we always answer, explaining why.

Why?
Because at AdMerch we only stock the highest quality products – expertly designed and manufactured to survive rigorous everyday use in a variety of environments. We stock products from brands that actively fight to be the best in their field, while keeping prices low.

Buy it once and never worry about it again. You won’t need to come in and buy spare parts – or at least so rarely that you’ll forget the last time you had to do so.

Reducing maintenance downtime will increase your productivity.

If those customers had bought trolleys from AdMerch, they wouldn’t be buying new wheels and castors, they would be buying more trolleys to add to their collection, after experiencing the benefits of a high quality product that lasts the distance.

But what about those cheap trolleys? Are they worth it?

Well there are a number of problems with cheaper trolleys, and many of these have been identified by the national work safety governing body – Safe Work Australia – and Victoria’s regulatory body, WorkSafe. Workplace safety is critical to the sustained success of all businesses, not just to the health and safety of each staff member.

Cheaper trolleys are generally made with lower quality castor wheels, so they become heavy (more resistant) and difficult to push, increasing the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder or associated injury.

In a workplace setting, floors may be slippery from residual water or spilt product, which makes it difficult to generate sufficient force to move a trolley. Steep ramps or uneven floors can also increase the force needed to move a trolley.

Load capacity is another problem with cheaper trolleys.

It is always recommended to choose a trolley that has a load capacity comfortably larger than the average weight you need to move or store.

Cheaper trolleys often have a lighter load capacity. And even if it still exceeds the weight you require, it means that excessive use will cause the trolley to deteriorate much faster than a stronger trolley – so a new replacement will be needed sooner.

But if you choose the trolleys that we stock here at AdMerch, your replacements will be few and far between – and ideally non-existent. Our load capacities are always higher, and the castors and wheels on our hand trolleys, platform trolleys, and many more – are bigger and better.

In its materials handling guideWorkSafe identify some key features to look for in a trolley, whether it be a platform trolley, hand trolley, folding trolley, garden trolley – these guidelines apply to all.

Ergonomically designed hand trolleys, with curved handles that prevent hands and fingers being crushed by heavy loads, are number 1 on the list. This also includes designs that prevent legs being hit or run over by the trolley.

Large diameter wheels help move the trolley over uneven surfaces with less force and less vibration. Larger wheels are also more resistant to floor damage and floor contaminants. You will find that our range of trolleys consistently have larger wheels than our competitors – which also contributes to the higher load capacities.

Most of our trolleys also feature precision bearings that will not only reduce friction and increase ease of movement, but also keep the water out and keep the grease in – providing a longer lasting solution in wet environments or wash-down applications such as food, hospitality, textile, and medical industries.

Many of our service trolleys and platform trolleys are fitted with brakes for added safety, and different combinations of swivel and fixed castors to maximise performance and reduce physical strain on the user.

As you will now be seeing, there is quite a large amount of evidence supporting the purchase of high quality trolleys, and reaping the benefits.

“You get what you pay for,” has never been more accurate.

And at AdMerch, we have a solution that will meet and exceed your requirements – no matter how big or small. Our range is comprehensive, and here are just some of the trolleys we sell:

Service trolley – we stock a variety of shapes and sizes, capable of holding up to a massive 250kg – these are more than just a food service trolley or garden trolley. Heavy duty, silent and easy to move and control, and built to provide lasting performance with precision.

Applications and service environments for use may include: hospitality,  medical,  laboratory, hospital and acute care,  healthcare equipment,  nursing homes and aged care facilities,  catering,  IT service and maintenance,  electrical and industrial maintenance,  mechanical,  restaurant,  hotel, office,  warehouse,  telecommunications,  engineering,  electrical,  airline cart,  panel beating, schools,  commercial/industrial laundry,  retail.

Folding trolley – wide selection of trolley styles with folding capacity, including flat bed trolley, platform trolley, even the popular Clax trolley. Load capacities between 60kg and 500kg – limitless applications. Folding flat to allow storage in the smallest of places.

Delivery trolley – also known as a hand trolley, our range of delivery trolleys are made to be the best you can buy, featuring high quality welds, ergonomic handles, and market leading wheels. Handling loads up to 300kg, able to handle uneven surfaces, grass, even stairs!

Platform trolley – featuring ergonomic design, the handles are high enough to avoid putting strain on your back. Handling loads up to 500kg and featuring models that are built to survive extreme temperatures, we have the platform trolley you need.

Skates and dollies – providing ultimate manoeuvrability when moving heavy, bulky and awkward loads – why risk your own physical safety any longer? With a massive 320kg to 600kg handling capacity – these are more than just furniture movers. These skates and dollies are high quality, serious products – built to last as a permanent solution in your home, office, or workshop – keeping heavy items conveniently mobile.

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Richmond Wheels & Castors

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We are proud to supply quality Richmond Wheels and Castors to our customers. Their products are well known within industry for reliability and consistency. Richmond Wheel and Castor Co is an Australian family owned company specialising in wheels, castors, floor protectors, materials handling equipment and site safety equipment. According to their website, Richmond began operations in 1958 as a manufacturer of Hydraulic material handling and warehouse equipment and began to design and manufacture their own wheels and castors in the 1980s. With that amount of experience, we can be confident that each and every castor we provide has been well tested and is up to the job at hand. You can purchase Richmond Wheels and Richmond Castors direct from our store.

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SoftTouch® Floor Protection

Our floor protection range is provided by the leader in the floor protection field, Waxman. Waxman is a global company using state of the art research, development, industrial design and their commitment to providing quality products to ensure they maintain their position as global leader. Their SoftTouch® brand prevents scratches, dents and unnecessary wear to floors and other surfaces. You can find Waxman products in the Floor Protection category on our store.