Three Wheel Options
There are now three different Wheel options available on VENTRY Fans*:
- Solid Rubber
- Small Pneumatic (NEW!)
- Large Pneumatic
1) Solid Rubber - includes vertical handle and Stair Skids
Solid rubber wheels are polyurethane wheels with ABEC-5 bearings which roll very smoothly and are extra rugged. 5 inches in diameter, they are ideal for rural environments and mostly smooth ground. Stair Skids are included with these wheels. (If you already own a VENTRY with the original black solid wheels, you can upgrade to these new wheels very easily and inexpensively.
2) Small Pneumatics - includes vertical handle and Stair Skids
Pneumatic tires are air-filled and allow for easy transport over very rough terrain, rocks and gravel. The small pneumatic tires are 6 x 1-1/4 inches. They are small enough to be practical even on 20-inch fan models! Stair Skids are included with these wheels.
3) Large Pneumatics - includes vertical handle
Pneumatic tires are air-filled and allow for easy transport over very rough terrain, rocks and gravel. The large pneumatic tires are very big (8.5 inches in diameter). Stair Skids are unnecessary with Large Pneumatics because the tires stick forward far enough to protect the guard. Large Pneumatics are too big to be optional on 20-inch fans.
Vertical Handle. A Vertical Handle is now included with all wheel options, as wheels aren’t very helpful unless you have a handle to grab! It raises and lowers straight up and down from the middle of the fan. Tip the fan toward you to roll. When not needed, pull a release and the handle may be lowered back down out of the way.
Stair Skids. Stair Skids are included with Solid Rubber and Small Pneumatic wheel options. Skids allow the fans to slide up and down curbs and stairs easily, without damaging the guard. They are not necessary, and therefore not included, with Large Pneumatics.
Size and weight. Wheel options may increase a fan’s weight and storage size. Be sure to check dimensions carefully to make sure the fan will fit your compartment with the options you choose.
Retrofit? Wheels do not retrofit to fans; they must be specified at time of order. Please see Fan Prices for availability. Wheels are included on several fan models and may be optional on others.
Do You Need Wheels or Not? In choosing whether to have wheels or not, it maybe helpful to see how fans can be carried and to consider the size and weight of the fans.