It is a pleasure to announce a new product to the market, press fit hub for 1.5" Wide Colson Performa caster wheels for use with 3/8" dead axles.
People have been asking for a COTS method of using these wheels and WCP has delivered.
This product brings some East Coast flavor to the company. Colson Perfroma wheels have long been used in Battlebots but have had a hard time breaking into the FRC market due to the need for custom interfacing. This is where our products come in. Colson Performa wheels have a Durometer of ~65 on the Shore A scale. The wear properties of these wheels means no more dealing with pop riveting of tread.
These wheels can be sourced directly from Colson, or various other caster distributors.
Richard, you wont regret it, FRC2168 ran the prototypes to these hubs for the 2011 season. The wear properties, grip, and overall performance has convinced us that using any other wheels just wouldn’t be the same. For reference, these are the exact wheels we pressed onto the hubs: 4"x1.5" Colson Performas
This year for more ground clearance we are going with the 5"x1.5". I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of them.