Colson Wheels

Colson Performa wheels are some of the most widely used and recognizable wheels in large-scale competition robotics. Originally designed for industrial material handling applications, their ideal balance of traction and durability make them a natural fit for our uniquely demanding environment.


When WestCoast Products engineers combined their experience on the playing field with Colson Caster's top wheel designers, the result was simple and effective: light-weight VEXpro hex hubs molded directly into the same Colson molds that teams have been using for years.


  • Durable, high-traction wheels

  • Wide variety of sizes fit in any application

  • Integrated plastic hex hubs



NOTE: In order to ensure a high performing interface to minimize backlash between the Colson Performa wheel and its driving shaft, the 1/2" hex is sized to be a little tighter than a standard sliding fit. For normally sized hex and ThunderHex shafts, these should still be installed by hand, with a little work. 

SKU: colsonwheel

Availability: Varies

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Details
Description
CAD/Drawings

Details

P/N Description Material CAD Drawings Weight
217-4045 Colson Performa (1.625" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.050 lbs
217-4046 Colson Performa (2.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.170 lbs
217-4047 Colson Performa (3" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.160 lbs
217-4050 Colson Performa (3" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.330 lbs
217-4048 Colson Performa (3.5" x 1.25", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.320 lbs
217-4049 Colson Performa (4" x 0.875", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.260 lbs
217-4052 Colson Performa (4" x 1.5", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.530 lbs
217-4054 Colson Performa (4" x 2", 1/2" Hex bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.740 lbs
217-4051 Colson Performa (4" x 1.5", 1.1875" bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.480 lbs
217-4053 Colson Performa (4" x 2", 1.1875" bore) Hub: Glass-Filled Nylon hub co-molded into Colson Polyolefin hub
Tread: 65 Shore A Thermoplastic Elastomer Tread
STEP STEP 0.670 lbs
 
217-3430 Colson Live Hub 6061-T6 Aluminum STEP STEP 0.160 lbs
217-3429 Colson Dead Hub 6061-T6 Aluminum STEP STEP 0.170 lbs
How To
Additional Info
Specification Bore: 1/2" Hex Bore
Load Rating: Recommended use on robots up to 120lbs

Coefficient of Friction: 1.0
  • The CoF was measured between standard FRC carpet and the Colson Wheels. The test was done with a robot of known weight being tilted on an incline until the wheels began to slip.
Material Finish Metal Hub: Black Anodized