Frequently Asked Questions

How does the air bearing system work?

Click to learn more about air bearings.

What is included in a complete system?

How high does the load lift off the floor?

Approximately 1″.

Can I use a standard portable air bearing system for applications other than appliances?

It depends on what system is best for your application. We also have a standard line for moving vending machines and we can build almost any design for custom applications. In some instances you may use a standard air bearing system for custom applications (contact technical support for more information).

How many different air caster models do you manufacture?

About 20 standard systems and thousands of custom designed systems.

What model do I need?

It depends on your application and the weight and size of your load. See Airsled products.


  • 2004 is used for appliances and other applications up to 650 lbs.
  • 2014 is used for appliances and other applications up to 850 lbs.
  • 3104 is used for vending and other applications up to 1,400 lbs.
  • Custom systems are used for unique loads or applications over 1,400 lbs.

How long does a system last?

About 7 years, but we have many customers still using them after 10 years.

If something breaks how can I get it repaired?

We have parts available to send to you or you can send the system back to us for repair.

How long has the company been in business?

We have been manufacturing Airsleds for over 30 years.

How much is shipping?

$45-$100 U.S. for standard systems.

Can I use it with my compressed air?

No, this is a low-pressure system.

What parts/accessories are available?

See Parts & Accessories section.

If they tear or wear out can you repair it?

Yes, just send the system back and we will refurbish it. Learn more about repairs and refurbishment.

Do the blowers use A/C or D/C voltage?

They run on A/C voltage.

What is the difference between a VendaFloat™ and a SodaFloat® system?

The SodaFloat® is for vending machines without legs. A VendaFloat™ is for vending machines with legs and comes with adjustable spacers to bridge the gap at the bottom of the machine.

How much does it cost?

It depends on what system is best for your application. Our average pricing ranges from $650.00 for a standard system to $3,000 for a custom system.

Does it work on carpet or brick?

Yes, by using the included rough floor adapters.

Can I buy direct from Airsled?

Yes, we sell through dealers, distributors and also direct.

How can I become a distributor?

Fill out our distributor contact form and call or email our marketing director.

How fast can you ship?

Standard products ship within 24 hours. Custom systems depend on specifications.

What is the difference between a high pressure and a low pressure system?

Low pressure is 1 – 10 psi and does not need an external air supply source. Airsleds use a self-regulating blower that automatically adjusts to increases in weight. The system is contained and portable. High pressure is over 10 psi, needs an external air supply source and an air regulator.

Do you offer a warranty?

We offer a 30 – day money back satisfaction guarantee and a one-year limited warranty for all standard systems. We also offer a performance guarantee for all custom systems. To see details go to the warranty section in the Support Center.