There are many types of forklift tires, but the most common are solid tires and pneumatic tires. The pattern, compound and layer of each tire are different, which helps to ensure that the most suitable tire that meets the application conditions is selected. Keeping forklift tires in good condition can reduce stress and damage to the driver and equipment. Safety can also be significantly improved, while also increasing fuel efficiency.
Choosing the right tire
There are usually two types of solid tires: press-fit tires and standard solid tires. Press-fit tires are easy to install, but they are more durable than standard when used on uneven roads.
Solid tires are slightly worse. The installation method of standard solid tires is the same as that of car tires.
After calculating the required load of each wheel, determine the size of the tire. -Under normal circumstances, it is recommended that the tire specifications you choose can fully meet
Maximum load requirements.
Consider the future application conditions and frequency of use of the forklift. If the forklift is to be driven on rough or damaged roads, please use pneumatic tires.
Now, as the most commonly used tire, solid tires are mainly used for flat indoor and outdoor road conditions. Polyurethane tires are only used indoors.
The tires on the field today
Press-fit tires are generally only suitable for smooth roads, such as warehouses. Since the turning radius of press-fit tires is smaller than that of pneumatic tires, space may be an issue.
Solid tires are our most common tires today. They are the same as pneumatic tires, but because they do not need to be inflated, they will not provide the same shock absorption effect as pneumatic tires. But they will not be punctured or punctured, and they are durable. It is very suitable for indoor and outdoor working conditions of leveling roads, but not suitable for rough or uneven outdoor roads.
Pneumatic tires are similar to truck or car tires. Good shock absorption can prolong the service life of the forklift. Suitable for uneven and rough roads.
Hydrogen ester tire
Usually used for indoor forklifts. Mainly used in indoor working conditions, with good wear resistance and low rolling resistance.
Non-marking environmentally friendly tires
Non-marking environmentally friendly tires are solid tires, and the revolving door is designed to prevent black marks from appearing on the ground. Industries that require higher processing environments will need to use them. The main disadvantage of non-marking environmentally friendly tires is the removal of carbon black from the tires, but this also shortens the life of the tires.
Filled tires The filler of these tires is a special resin that can provide constant pressure to the tires while preventing punctures. Their design is similar to that of pneumatic tires, providing forklifts with better comfort and no risk of puncture.
Load and inflation pressure
Make sure that the tire pressure is at a normal level. Tire pressure should be checked–times a month; at the same time, take into account the heat generated by the tire during use.
Ensure that the air pressure does not leak to avoid generating large amounts of heat
Cover all valves to prevent dust from entering the valves
In order to maximize the effectiveness of tires, good driving habits are essential. Avoid fast turning, sudden start or braking of the vehicle. Turning at high speed, locking a wheel for sharp turns will also cause tires to wear quickly. Stay away from these bad driving habits and your tire life will be significantly improved.
The tires should be stored in a dark, cool, dirt/oil-free area, away from the motor.
Q common problem
Compared with pneumatic tires, solid tires have a long life span?
Answer: It depends on the usage, usually solid tires will last longer than pneumatic tires. Usually-the use time of a set of solid tires is equivalent to the use time of two to three sets of pneumatic tires.