Genesis caster upgrade at less than half the price


 

Bill Pudim

TVWBB Super Fan
Here are the casters close up, 3” wheel diameter, 2” from center of axle to top of bearing. I did not want nor need brakes as 99% of my grill operation is on ground. Steel is zinc plated.
 

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Jon Tofte

TVWBB Olympian
They look nice. I think I might try to clear coat the metal to delay the inevitable rust, zinc notwithstanding. A stainless version would be really nice but would no longer be half the price!
 

DuaneMac

TVWBB Super Fan
Caster Part # P12S-R040D-SG1 link: Caster
Brake kits Part # P-WB12 040X125 link: Brake kits
(Zoro gives out a 15% discount for registering. Zoro is Grainger's online shop)
I selected rubber wheels, because it’s quiet and smooth rolling. For a couple more bucks you can get polyolefin which has a higher load rating and may last longer. Be sure to order P12 series though, to accept compatible brakes
The stem on these was slightly longer than the originals (by approx.. 1/8”) than the OEM, so I corrected that difference by adding a rubber washer atop the swivel – 2” dia. X 1/8” thick with ½” hole, available at Lowes. They fit like a glove in the existing plastic leg inserts. I simply popped the old casters out and inserted the new ones in.
Thanks for the parts info! I just put them on my grill, didn’t get the brakes though. My wheels were shot. What a difference!

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Clint S

New member
Glad to help DuaneM. Looks good! (As it turns out, I rarely use the brakes - only when temporarily parking my grill on sloping concrete). And on Jon's comment regarding rust/corrosion protection, perhaps a good idea. Though, mine are going on two years outside in the gulf coast weather and show no sign of deterioration.
 

 

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