Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Forklift Tires
Let us also bear in mind that, in addition, changing them too early or too late puts not only profitability at risk, but also the safety of the operator.
It is necessary to evaluate if the materials that make up the tire are compatible with the environmental and chemical conditions or the humidity of the environment.
On the other hand, in relation to temperature, did you know that heat is the number 1 enemy of rubber tires? Generally, solid industrial tires need time to cool down. Otherwise, their life expectancy will decrease noticeably.
The ability to maneuver and steer
Poorly designed steering systems can push the rear tires around tight corners, reducing durability and safety.
The type of pavement on which you are going to work
An anti-marking tire will always be more suitable for delicate floors than for rocky or uneven terrain, which requires large diameter elastic coated tires.
In this sense, non-marking industrial solid tires are suitable for warehouse environments such as grocery plants. Given their characteristics, they reduce marking, but they also reduce cleaning needs.
Optimum quality tires are capable of moving 14% more pallets in a single day. But quality is not only an advantage in terms of productivity. And it is not worth saving a handful of dollars in exchange for sacrificing security or increasing maintenance costs.
Remember: tires made from poor quality materials wear faster and less evenly. The operator will most likely end up working below the standard 60J gauge.
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