harbor fender / dock / wheel
The Wheel Fender is more complex than the simply constructed Roller Fender. They are designed with maintenance-free bearings, typically from stainless steel, and composite material. Due to the Wheel Fender's design, using additional backrollers and a sliding shaft, they provide a higher energy absorption.
Wheel Fenders can be installed in various combinations such as
Stacked double or triple fender to cover larger heights in tidal areas
Side by side to guide the vessel through a narrow passage
Installed with an angle to cater for flare angles of the vessel hull
Wheel Fenders come in certain standard sizes but typically each project requires a unique design. ShibataFenderTeam would be pleased to receive your design input allowing us to engineer the correct type, size and overall layout of the Wheel Fender.
Higher energy absorption
Multi purpose use
Guiding system & energy absorption
Typically maintenance free
Entrance to locks, dry docks and other narrow or exposed areas