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Re: Castors
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Mackerz, it is indeed all four for 15.99. I have had several similar sets at around that price, and had no problems at all with them.

By contrast, I have had sets of twin-wheel swivel castors with rubber wheels from one of the two UK piano trade supply houses, much more expensive, and have had to replace the wheels on them after a couple of years as the rubber came apart.

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I've also in the past bought directly from Tente, who manufacture a vast range of castors. Here are some the same size as and similar style to those in the ebay link: https://products.tente.com/en-uk/2970ygo050p40.html

They have a load rating of 70Kg (154lbs) each, so four of them would take a load of 600lbs. Prices are not shown online, but they will be less than £10 per castor.

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Not quite enough load rating for a large Steinway upright.


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Indeed perhaps not. The large old Steinway uprights are exceptionally heavy, so the Tente ones with those particular wheels might not be up to the job. . The castors in the ebay link say they take 100Kg each (220lbs) so four of them should take 880lbs combined. High quality twin-wheel brass swivel piano castors would be optimal in terms of load bearing, but the O.P. is seeking to protect a wooden floor.

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I bought them. They're great (well they're not on yet, but a chaps coming next week with a tilter and he reckons he's tilted loads on his own so I hope he's done some old steinways as it really is heavy). They feel and seem great. I used a converter online (from kgs to llbs as I got the weight of my steinway in pounds somewhere on the internet). If the ebay castors are what they say they are they're more than capable of holding the weight.

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I haven't had any problems with them, but I've not put them on an old Steinway. As I said above, if the load rating is accurate, the four of them should take up to 880lbs. I think it's worth trying, anyway!

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The castors recommended from the ebay link above are unsuitable for an old Steinway. Fitted them today and the rears failed. They're supposed to be 100kg but they're not good. I suppose 16 quid for four was too good to be true. https://photos.app.goo.gl/y9mHdLhCNxnyZ1wXA

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Oh dear, sorry to hear that. What happened to the rear ones? Did the metal buckle/twist, or the wheels come apart, or what?

You have a tricky set of requirements, which are somewhat incompatible - very heavy piano, and desire to protect the floor. I guess you may in the end have to go for metal-wheel castors and just be careful about the floor.

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Buckled. 100kg load is no good as all the weight is at the back. The floor is not a concern. It's flagstone and I couldn't scratch it if I tried. I've seen some nylon ones that carry 200kg. I haven't come across any metal ones that carry 150kg even?

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I've found these 270 kg

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Oh! I mistook what you had said, about the floor, sorry!

Did the castors at the back buckle while just standing there, or when moving the piano across the floor?

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Not sure if it occurred when it was dropped or on moving, but it makes sense that 100kg each on the back two is completely insufficient for a piano so heavy. Apparently the weight increases ten fold on moving. I've ordered some 200 kg each castors.

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What ones did you order?

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Here In UK the firm "Castors and Wheels" sell special castOrs for pianos - and just about every thing elce. You will find them on the Internet - I have just bought four for a double bed complete with fittings to go into the bed's tube steel legs. Cost £50 delivered.

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Goof, what is the website address of the company you refer to? A search of "Castors and Wheels" brings up lots of different suppliers, most of whom I was aware of, but not a company with that specific name.

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