Solid resilient tires, also known as solid tires, are widely used in the material handling industry. Unlike pneumatic tires, they are made of solid rubber material and do not require inflation. This makes them highly durable and puncture-proof, leading to a longer tire lifespan and reduced operating costs.
Solid tires are available in different grades, such as 2-layer or 3-layer constructions. Typically, they consist of a soft inner compound for cushioning and suspension, with a rubber outer layer. Special tire presses are needed to install solid tires on forklifts, and there are two fixing methods: Standard Fit and Easy fit/click/lip.
Here are the key features and benefits of solid resilient tires.
Solid tires eliminate the need for air pressure control and require minimal maintenance. This reduces downtime and keeps operations running smoothly.
These tires are designed to withstand harsh environments and can operate on various shop floors without the risk of punctures. This ensures uninterrupted operations, particularly in fast-paced work settings.
Solid resilient tires offer excellent stability and can carry heavy loads over long distances. Their ability to handle substantial loads makes them highly productive and reliable for material handling tasks.
These tires are a cost-effective solution for forklifts, ground support handling vehicles, and port operations. Their robust and durable nature provides great stability and a long service life, resulting in lower overall operating costs.
Solid resilient tires are available in different rubber compounds, including regular black, non-marking, and non-marking variants, to meet various application and machine requirements.
It’s worth noting that solid tires have a few limitations. Compared to pneumatic tires, they provide less cushioning, which can impact ride quality and operator comfort.
Solid resilient tires are reliable and durable options for material handling equipment. Their puncture-proof design, low maintenance requirements, high load capacity, and cost-effectiveness make them popular across various industries.