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Forklift Tires & Tire Pressing Services

When it comes to forklift tires, there are four main categories:

Forklift tires

What are pneumatic tires?

There are two types of pneumatic tires: solid pneumatic and air pneumatic. Made of rubber, these tires are typically found on a variety of vehicles, including trucks, forklifts, and tractors. Due to their strong rubber treads and excellent shock absorption, these are one of the most popular choices of tires offered.

Air Pneumatic Forklift Tires

Ideal for outdoor work environments like lumber yards, ports, and construction sites, these tires excel on tough or uneven terrain. Filled with compressed air, they provide reliable performance in challenging environments. While these are less expensive than solid pneumatic tires, they are prone to punctures and require air pressure maintenance.

Solid Pneumatic Forklift Tires

Designed to be puncture-proof, these tires are a must-have in environments with sharp debris like nails or metal. Say goodbye to flat tires with solid pneumatic tires! Made of solid rubber, these tires have little elasticity, which offers less driving comfort; however, they last up to 4x longer than air pneumatic tires.

What are cushion/press-on tires?

Cushion tires (also called press-on tires) are smooth, solid tires made of rubber that are fitted around a metal band. These are easy to maintain and inexpensive but don't receive the same level of traction as pneumatic tires. Cushion tires are ideal for indoor work environments like warehouses due to their smaller turning radius.

Cushion Forklift Tires

Composed of solid rubber and directly pressed onto the wheel, cushion tires offer enhanced maneuverability with their lower profile and smaller turning radius. Perfect for tight spaces!

Non-Marking Tires

Say goodbye to unsightly black marks! Non-marking tires replace traditional soot with silica, making them ideal for retail storefronts and environments where floor cleanliness is paramount.

Tire Pressing

Tire pressing, also known as tire mounting or tire installation, is a crucial process in forklift maintenance and operation. It involves mounting a new tire onto the wheel rim of the forklift. This process requires specialized equipment and expertise to ensure the tire is properly seated and secured onto the rim.

The Tire Installation Process

  1. Preparation: Before pressing the tire, the old tire must be removed from the wheel rim. Any debris or residue on the rim should be cleaned to ensure a smooth mounting surface.

  2. Mounting the Tire: The new tire is carefully positioned onto the wheel rim. Depending on the type of tire and equipment available, various techniques may be used to press the tire onto the rim. This can include hydraulic presses, manual presses, or pneumatic tools.

  3. Securing the Tire: Once the tire is mounted onto the rim, it must be properly secured to prevent any movement or slippage during operation. This is typically achieved by inflating the tire to the recommended pressure and ensuring it is seated evenly on the rim.

  4. Final Inspection: After mounting and securing the tire, a final inspection is conducted to verify that everything is in place and functioning correctly. This may include checking for any leaks, ensuring proper alignment, and inspecting the overall condition of the front and rear tires and rims.

Tire pressing

At Forklift Management Specialists, LLC, we offer on-site industrial tire installation and forklift tire pressing with a wide selection of tires from major brands. Don't want the hassle of choosing tires? Our tire professionals are here to assist you in selecting the perfect tire for your forklift application.

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