Gamma Casters for X-ST/ Progression II ST, standard floorstand

alexmcnab

Rookie
I'm going to order a Gamma X-ST with standard floorstand.
The castors are £36 a set which seems a bit steep. I haven't got the specs but just wondered if anyone with this machine/stand knows of an alternative or what specs I should be looking for? I'm in the uk.
thanks, alex
 

esgee48

Legend
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/casters-for-gamma-6004.594454/ may or may not be correct. It has been a while. 1/2" with thread count of 12 or 13. However, finding out which is the correct on is not worth the time and $$ unless you are really frugal. The Gamma ones have brakes, so you need to have sub casters with brakes.

'Gamma caster site:tt.tennis-warehouse.com' will turn up many threads about this. You are not the only one who balked, but how much $$ is your time worth?
 

mikeler

Moderator
My shipping and handling was much more cost than the casters. It still may be cheaper to buy from Great Lakes Caster and ship like I did:

Shipping Method: UPS Ground
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Product ID: TWUN-75N-M20-BK
Product Name: Great Lakes Caster - Un-Hooded Twin Wheel - 75mm Black Twin Wheel Un-Hooded Caster with 8mm x 12mm T
Quantity: 4
Unit Price: 1.64
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Order Total : 6.56
Shipping : 7.75
Handling : 3.49
Grand Total : 17.80
 

alexmcnab

Rookie
Thanks, I've asked Caster Depot (was Great Lakes) for shipping cost for
TWUN75NM20BKB as these ones have a brake.
 

struggle

Legend
FWIW, the casters Gamma sells are quite nice. With a brake, they roll really smooth etc.

Yes, they are spendy but I knew they'd fit and work well. They do.

I initially was on the same $$ saving path but it seemed like a PITA as I wanted brakes too. YMMV.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Thanks, I've asked Caster Depot (was Great Lakes) for shipping cost for
TWUN75NM20BKB as these ones have a brake.
I would go for the ones with brakes if I had to do it over. I string on a shaggy carpet, so the wheels won't go anywhere without a hard push. The rest of my house is tile, the stringer would be unusable if I had to string on tile without brakes.
 
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