Tire maintenance and replacement are crucial when it comes to providing a safe work environment and maintaining efficiency. Barclay has tire maintenance down to a science and has a few tips to help you identify when your tires need replacing.
Forklift Tire Maintenance & Replacement Tips
Press-on tires should be replaced when 50% of the rubber is gone. These types of tires are made of solid rubber attached to a steel band, so when the tire is worn down so are its functions.
Replacing Resilient (Pnuematic-shaped Solid) tires needs to take place when a ridge appears on the tire.
Tire replacement should occur soon when it comes to wet traction situations for both types of tires.
Worn out tires can wreak havoc on your employees productivity and affect the carrying capacity, starting, stopping and shock absorption of lift trucks, while simultaneously causing costly damage to your equipment.