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Footmaster Leveling Casters: Top Plate Adaptability

 When FootMaster created the now industry-standard GD leveling caster, its main uses were for applications where casters either wouldn't typically be a feasible option, or where casters were used with independent levelers. Part of their original engineering process aimed to simplify top plate options.

So when creating a top plate option for their GD series casters, they used a square bolt pattern that set the leveling pad in the center of its faceplate.  




FootMaster leveling pad in the center of it's mounting hardware (stem mount pictured).

However, Footmaster— by GDok Industries in Korea — recognized a growing demand for their leveling caster in the US and Europe.  Since top-plates for non-leveling casters follow different industrial standards in both Europe and the US,  they decided to add to their catalog of options.


Now, for applications that previously used other top-plate mounted casters, the 60, 100, and 120 series of FootMaster GD, 60 and 100 series for FootMaster GDS, and the 60 series FootMaster GDR leveling casters are equiped standard US and EU faceplates.

This new top plate size simplifies the process of caster replacement and removes the need to drill new mounting holes to accommodate a leveling caster.   


FootMaster Casters Compatible with US and EU Top Plates

FootMaster Product US Bolt Pattern (mm) EU Bolt Pattern (mm)
GD-60, GDS-60, GDR-60    78 x 45; 72 x 45    80 x 60; 76 x 55
GD-100, GD-120, GDS-100     92 x 66; 76 x 76    105 x 80; 105 x 75


Increased FootMaster Versatility 

So if you’ve been wanting to upgrade from locking casters that lack stability, now, there’s nothing in your way from making that switch.

Take a look at our catalogs to learn more:

GD    GDN/GDR   SGDN

Our leveling casters with US and EU top plates have weight capacities ranging from around 250kg (GD-60) to 1000kg (GD-120). Now there’s now a whole range of possibilities opened up for any application where stability, leveling, and occasional mobility are primary concerns. So if you have lab tables, workspaces, machinery, or equipment cabinets that could use a leveling caster — contact us now.