# Force Required To Move A Wheel

Consider a wheel upright like this:

Is the force required to move the wheel by pushing it in the direction that its tire is facing the same magnitude as the force required to move it by pushing at its side?

But if you push the wheel on its side trying to force it to slide sideways, initially the static friction will resist any motion and will increase equally to the force you're pushing with until it reaches the threshold of motion $$\ f_{max\ static} = \mu_{s}N \$$ , with N being the vertical load on the wheel.
Then it will drop down and stay constant at the level of kinetic friction $$\ f_{k \ friction} = \mu_{k}N$$.