No-Cost Forklift Tire Program Helps Ensure Uptime

As your partner in uptime, Barclay knows that forklift tire failure may end up resulting in more downtime and expense than the cost of the actual tire itself. As a no-cost service to our partners, Barclay offers the Forklift Tire Survey and Inspection Program.

Our Tire Survey and Inspection Program will:

Inventory your equipment, tire sizes and report the current condition of your tires.

  • Allow us to recommend alternatives and special products that will help you avoid flats or unnecessary down time.
  • Allow you to better schedule tire changes based on usage.
  • And – it’s all FREE – we offer this service, merely for the privilege of providing your industrial forklift tire needs. It’s our way of saying thank you for being our customer.

Take Precautions To Extend Forklift Tire Life

A lot is riding on your forklift tires. To ensure the safety of your staff, equipment and load, visually inspect your tires for wear and replace worn or damaged tires immediately. Taking certain precautions can help extend the life of your tires and save on replacement costs and other potential damage to your forklift. Barclay Brand Ferdon in South Plainfield, New Jersey can help you better manage timely tire replacements and carries high quality replacements for all types of forklifts.

Tire Care Tips

  • Select the right tire, including tire size, type, construction, and compounds.
  • Avoid excessive speeds that exceed a solid tire’s capacity to prevent premature tire failure.
  • Inspect tires daily/weekly to remove embedded foreign objects and check tread wear.
  • Avoid over-lubrication that causes grease and oil to overflow, which can be harmful to rubber tires.
  • Keep brakes in adjustment to avoid heat buildup in tires and premature failure.
  • Check axle alignment and steering to ensure even tread wear.
  • Mount tires centered on wheels to avoid premature tire failure and potential safety hazards.
  • Train operators in proper driving techniques, tire inspections, and maintenance to extend tire life and the life of the equipment.
  • Keep floors clean, clear, and in good repair. Sharp objects, chemicals, and damaged surfaces directly affect tire life.
  • Avoid excessive heat, prolonged exposure to hot surfaces and contact with hot metals.
  • Avoid spinning, sharp turns and quick starts and stops that can rapidly wear tread and cause premature tire failure.
  • Avoid overloading, which causes rubber separation, cutting, chipping and tire blowouts.
  • Avoid oil, grease, and gasoline that can break down the tire rubber compound.
  • Avoid standing loads that cause flat spots to form on solid tires.

Replacing Tires

Worn out tires can affect the forklifts carrying capacity, starting, stopping and shock absorption, which can cause vehicle damage. Never operate a lift truck with tires worn beyond the suggested wear indicators. Solid rubber tires should be replaced when 50% of the rubber is gone or you see flat spots or pieces of the tire falling off.


  • Indoor & outdoor applications
  • Load performance consistency
  • Ideal for dry surface starts and stops
  • Resists dock plate snags & damage
  • Recommended for both drive & steer wheel applications


  • Suitable for most drive applications
  • Performs a wide range of applications
  • Wide center wear bar for added tread life

Custom Compound

Fiberglass Impregnated– Fiberglass compound tire tends to allow for better gripping and also longer life, especially in non-marking tires.

Siped– thin slits are cut across the surface of a tire to improve traction.

Polyurethane- Load wheels for indoor forklifts and pallet jacks that offer the highest traction in cold or wet floors, providing grip even on slippery floors

Static Resistant– All forklift tires generate static electricity when the machine is in operation: it’s a normal phenomenon. These tires were developed to alleviate any electrical charge.


Barclay Brand Ferdon
2401 S Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 561-2100