Forklift Tire Specs
Forklifts have been an important device within commercial businesses and industry since 1917. During its history the forklift has evolved through different forms, from a simple tractor with a platform attachment to a particular high-tech machine. Forklift tires have also changed into particular tires, with various kinds designed to suit particular functions.
Cushion (Solid) Tires
A cushion tire is made of rubber or solid polyurethane and is best for indoor applications on smooth surfaces. The cushion tire tread is pressed or binded onto the tire's steel ring. Cushion tires are rated for different load capacities and for ease of steering. Cushion tires are usually utilized in warehouse atmosphere.
Pneumatic forklift tires are filled with foam or air. They are available in two kinds: radial or bias. Depending on the use, they come with various sidewall protection, tread depths and weight. Foam-filled pneumatic forklift tires are less prone to punctures and maintain constant pressures. Pneumatic tires are normally used outdoors on rough, uneven surfaces.
Pneumatic Shaped Solid/Solid Pneumatic
The comfortable ride which pneumatic tires provide along with the puncture resistance that solid tires provide are the combined features of Solid Pneumatic Hybrid Tires. They are a great option to the outdoor pneumatic tire.
Large Rubber and Flotation Tires
Utilized on wheel loader forklifts are large rubber tires which can either be solid, pneumatic or foam. These tires are best for loading and moving heavy items into processing equipment or onto trucks. Large flotation pneumatic tires are suited for masted rough terrain forklifts usually used at construction sites, automobile recyclers and lumberyards.
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