Different Types of Forklift Tyres
There are various types of forklift tyres available. Each has a different tread, ply rating and compound. This will ensure that the tyre used will best suit your needs. The most widely used tyres are solid and pneumatic.
Solid Pneumatic Forklift Tyres
Solid pneumatic tyres are puncture proof, so they never go flat. They are not filled with air, so don’t provide a cushioning effect. They are long-lasting and ideal for indoor or light outdoor use. They are not suitable for rougher outdoor terrain, or uneven surfaces.
Air Pneumatic Forklift Tyres
Air pneumatic tyres are similar to truck tyres. They are filled with air, have a deep tread and are thick. They are manufactured from wear-resistant, strong rubber. They provide a cushioning effect between the forklift and the ground. They are ideal for use on rough and uneven surfaces. Using them can extend the life of a forklift, thanks to the cushioning effect. Take these factors into account when looking for forklift tyre replacement.
Cushion Forklift Tyres
Cushion tyre forklifts sit lower to the ground than pneumatic forklifts. With a smaller chassis, they provide greater traction on smooth surfaces. An advantage of cushion tyre forklifts is their small turning radius. This makes them ideal for manufacturing facilities.
You might wonder how long solid tyres last, compared to pneumatic tyres. The answer is that it depends on usage. A solid tyre normally outlasts a pneumatic tyre. On average, you would use two to three sets of air tyres to one set of solid. But of course, you need the right tyres for your particular usage.
Understanding your Forklift Tyre Requirements
When considering forklift tyre replacement, assess your particular needs. How will the forklift will be used? Consider how regularly it will be used and the site’s conditions. If it’s going to run over rough and damaging areas, get a pneumatic tyre. If it’s an indoor site or an even surface, solid rubber tyres are preferred.
Decide tyre size by calculating the load on each wheel. One forklift can use various types of tyres. Some can work with heavy loads, while others can’t. It’s vital that you calculate the load each wheel will carry. In general, a tyre with the lowest inflation pressure should carry the load.
Always ensure your tyres’ air pressure is at the correct level. They must be checked every month for safety reasons. The heat build-up from use can increase the tyre pressure. You must never lower air pressure by bleeding. This can increase the heat build-up. Always cover the valves with caps to prevent dirt from getting inside.
We’re happy to help with professional advice on forklift tyre replacement. Here at Forklift Singapore, we will assist you in making the right choice. Our team of professionals is on hand to help you, every step of the way.
Forklift Tyre Maintenance
Keeping your forklift tyres in good shape is essential. This reduces wear and stress on the transmission and the forklift driver. It also significantly improves safety and fuel efficiency. Sometimes, you will need a repair to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.
Various factors can affect the tyres’ longevity. To get the best use out of forklift tyres, good driving habits are vital. Refrain from sudden braking movements. Never take corners at high speed and always avoid quick spinning. Never lock one wheel for sharp turns. By avoiding bad driving habits, you will find your tyre life improves.
Forklift Tyre Repair & Replacement
If you do need forklift tyre repair services for cushion, pneumatic (Solid/ Air) forklift tyres, we offer the most competitive prices in Singapore. Our fully trained technicians offer a service that’s second to none. We are experts in the field of flat forklift tyre replacement.
Contact the Forklift Tyre Professionals
Here at Forklift Singapore, we can assist with all your forklift needs. We are experts in forklift tyre replacement and forklift tyre repair services. Whatever your requirements, we have the answers. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor terrain, we will fulfill your needs. Our friendly professionals can advise on all aspects of your forklift enquiry. Contact us for a FREE quote today!