How Forklift Tires Affect the Performance and Life of Your Lift Truck?
Solid tires are mainly used for industrial vehicles such as low-speed and high-load hoisting vehicles, towing vehicles and flatbed trucks. Solid tires are also widely used in various industries. Once they are damaged, how should they be dealt with?1. When the tire has cracks, holes, blisters, delamination, etc., it should be repaired or refurbished according to the specific conditions. If there are continuous cracks around the tire carcass, the tread rubber has been polished and there are large holes, the carcass line layer has annular cracks and the entire circle is separated, it should be replaced.2. When small holes are found in the inner tube, hot patch or cold patch can be performed. That is to say the roughness of the file around the damaged part of the inner tube, apply the fire repair rubber to the damaged place, and make the hole and the small hole just in the middle of the repair rubber, then install the tire repair clamp against the normal fire repair rubber, tighten the screw and press it again. Ignite the heating agent on the glue and wait for 10-15 minutes to bond tightly.3. Timely replacement: If the inner tube is folded, severely broken, aging, sticky, deformed and other problems that cannot be repaired, it needs to be replaced in time. At the same time, develop a regular check of the tire pressure, check once every other month, if the tire pressure is not enough, it should be refilled in time. Routine inspections are also required before going on the highway to ensure driving safety.View more +
A solid tire is a type of tire corresponding to a pneumatic tire (hollow tire). The carcass is solid and does not require cords as a skeleton and does not need to be inflated, so it does not need an inner tube or an inner liner. The earliest tires were solid tires. Solid tires are currently only used for high-load vehicles or machinery running at low speeds, as well as for fixed-position machinery.As a kind of construction machinery vehicle, forklifts often need to be loaded under some complex conditions. Therefore, forklift tires are mainly divided into two categories: forklift pneumatic tires and forklift solid tires. As the name suggests, the pneumatic tires of forklifts need to be inflated. Now that there are so many vehicles on the road, everyone is no stranger to it. It has the characteristics of easy installation, and the bumps are relatively small during driving. Compared with forklift pneumatic tires, forklift solid tires do not need to be inflated, and their carcass is solid. Forklift solid tires have better abrasion resistance and are not prone to tire breakage, so their lifespan is relatively long. , Generally 3-4 times that of pneumatic tires. In addition, it also has the advantages of oil resistance and chemical resistance, which is impossible for ordinary tires. But generally speaking, the standard equipment for forklifts is pneumatic tires. This is because pneumatic tires are the most widely used, and the price is much cheaper than solid tires.Pneumatic tires are easy to be compressed on complex roadsThe characteristics and advantages of pneumatic forklift tires: installation is relatively simple, easy to maintain, the forklift driver is less affected by bumps when using, the man-machine efficiency is better, and the price is relatively affordable; disadvantages: the service life is not as good as solid tires, such as In places where the road is relatively chaotic, when there are a lot of broken stones, iron filings, and waste residues on the ground, the hollow pneumatic tires are quite weak, have poor durability, and are also prone to puncture. Companies that use pneumatic tires in metal companies, such as hardware factories and spring factories, can easily happen if they don't pay attention.Then, the solid tire can solve this problem very well. Better durability, explosion protection, safety, strong weighing ability, etc. are all its advantages. The characteristics and advantages of solid forklift tires: good wear resistance, 3-4 times the service life of ordinary pneumatic tires, and no tire breakage (unless tire quality problems). Disadvantages: tires are harder and prone to bumps during installation. Troublesome, many procedures, if the installation is not good, it will cause slippage between the tire and the rim.Many customers hope that they can be equipped with solid tires when purchasing forklifts, so that they can be better adapted to various working conditions. However, we must know that the price of solid tires is much more expensive than that of pneumatic tires, which is about three times the price of ordinary pneumatic tires, which invisibly increases the cost of using forklifts. Take an ordinary diesel forklift of 3 tons and 3 meters, if the original 3 pneumatic tires are replaced with ordinary solid tires, it will cost about 3,000 yuan more.The solid tire is very hard and cannot cushion the forklift as a wholeFrom this point of view, there is only one weakness in price. If you can accept it, is it the best choice for a solid tire? Actually otherwise, as we mentioned earlier, pneumatic tires still have many potential advantages, such as less damage to the ground, quieter, convenient replacement and maintenance, lighter, more energy-saving, better shock absorption, and non-slip. Better performance, higher control sensitivity and so on. And because the solid tire is made of completely solid rubber. Although these tires can last a long time, they will not pop up or become deflated like pneumatic tires. But solid forklift tires are not conducive to prolonging the service life of forklifts because they do not provide air cushioning and ground cushioning between vehicles. In this way, the forklift is in a bumpy state for a long time, and it will be more prone to loss of life.Therefore, it seems that there is no absolute pros and cons, but you need to make purchases based on actual usage. If the ground is too bad, ordinary pneumatic tires cannot achieve abrasion resistance, puncture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., then solid tires are a good choice. In addition, pneumatic tires are the best choice.View more +
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