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About how heavy are those wheels?
The running wheels for Arrow suspended coasters, which is what seemed to have detached, are between 10-20 lbs. They are a little bigger than standard looper train running wheels.

Also, at first glance from the pictures, it looks like the spindle that holds the wheel broke. The only hardware holding the wheel to the spindle is a nut and cotter pin but if the spindle breaks, the hardware holding it on is rendered useless.

Wheel carriers for Arrow suspended coasters have always seemed a little on the under-engineered side of things to me, especially with how much force those things go through.
 

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Wheel carriers for Arrow suspended coasters have always seemed a little on the under-engineered side of things to me, especially with how much force those things go through.

The hilarious thing I was told from someone who maintained Arrows was the wheels and spindles were the most random part of the train in terms of upkeep. A train would have wheels ranging anywhere from brand spanking new that day to 5+ years old without the slightest bit of wear on it.
 
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The hilarious thing I was told from someone who maintained Arrows was the wheels and spindles were the most random part of the train in terms of upkeep. A train would have wheels ranging anywhere from brand spanking new that day to 5+ years old without the slightest bit of wear on it.
A lot of the wear with any coasters, but mostly arrow, is they seem to age better. By that I mean they last longer between replacements. It could be anywhere between 3 days or 3 freaking years before a wheel needs to be replaced.

Edit:
This is also because of operating conditions. i.e. how many cycles in a day, temperature, rainy vs. sunny, etc
 
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One question... did joker get away?

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