Forklifts VS Solid Tires
The forklift is one of the world's most important machines, and as such, it should always be equipped with the best tires possible.
In recent years, solid tires have become an increasingly popular tire choice for forklift operators working everywhere from the smooth concrete floors of warehouses to the debris-filled ground of construction sites.
This type of tire is normally used in lumber yards, scrap yards and construction sites and, over the years, has become an industry standard for many different vehicles, thanks to its resistance and long-lasting life.
Because forklifts have no suspension, any floor surface irregularities are directly transmitted to the machine's bearings, causing higher maintenance costs, increased downtime, and, ultimately, higher operational costs. That's why, solid forklift tires are typically constructed using either two or three layers of rubber, with each layer using a unique rubber compound. Two-layer resilient tires feature an inner heel composed of a hard rubber compound with an outer layer using a rugged, abrasion-resistant compound for extended service life.
In comparison, three-layer solid pneumatic tires feature three layers of high-performing compounds: an inner heel made from hard rubber for excellent stability, a special softer center compound for a smooth pneumatic-mimicking ride, and a robust cut- and chip-resistant tread compound capable of dissipating heat for extended service life. The ability of three-layer solids to lower heat buildup allows the tire to run continuously, making it a popular choice for operations running multiple shifts.
Furthermore, cheap tires won't bring you anywhere. Let's say that you use lower-quality tires inside of a facility, the marks on the floor will be far more apparent which will make a mess over time. Non-marking forklift tires prevent this problem to happen and keep your facility looking professional and clean.
When do you have to replace your forklift tires?
When there is less than one inch from the lettering on the tires to the top of the tires, it is time to change the tires, period. Solid tires have a safety line built into the side of the tire that tells you when it is time to replace the tire.
If your tires are chunking, tearing or cracking or you see flat spots it is best for you to replace them as soon as possible, since the damage might affect the forklift and the driver as well.
APEXWAY provides tires that fit for your forklift, any size or pattern you require.
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