Two or four casters?

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Anyone who travels regularly with a suitcase knows how arduous a journey can be. Suitcases with caster systems are perfect for reducing the load and making maneuvering easy. The ideal suitcase casters are soft and similar in size to those on inline skates. The suitcase can be pulled along easily with such casters – even on long routes and uneven paths. If new casters are needed, they must match the suitcase exactly so that the mobility of the case remains the same. The properties of casters for two-caster suitcases and four-caster suitcases are different, and this must be taken into account.

The question of whether a suitcase should have two or four casters is really a matter of taste. But there are also logistical reasons for choosing one or the other. A suitcase with two casters can be pulled behind in a tilted position. This makes maneuvering easier, but the weight of the suitcase has to be supported by the arm. The casters on this type of suitcase are particularly advantageous on uneven ground, as they are usually larger and smoother than those of four-caster suitcases and can therefore compensate for unevenness more easily. In addition, the casters usually protrude less than in the four-caster version.

Four casters, on the other hand, offer greater flexibility on the move. The suitcase can be turned through 360 degrees, which makes it particularly easy to maneuver. You can push it along in front of you or next to you. This is ideal in narrow aisles, such as those in trains or buses. On uneven floors, however, these smaller casters do not run quite as well as those of two-caster suitcases. You also have to be careful if you tilt these suitcases and pull them on only two of the casters, then the casters wear out unevenly which impairs the operating comfort.

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