Which is better for forklift solid tires or pneumatic tires?
When choosing the right tires for forklifts, the common choices are pneumatic forklift tires or solid forklift tires. When making a choice between these two types of tires, one should consider their significant differences.
Choosing the right tire will affect the operability and safety of the forklift. Most forklifts are specifically designed for specific tires, and tires are designed for specific applications or industries.
Pneumatic tires are similar to car tires or truck tires, with high performance and versatility. Pneumatic tires have strong grip on rough terrain and harsh terrain, and are popular in construction sites, logging yards, and indoor/outdoor warehouses. There are two types of pneumatic tires: tubeless tubeless tires and tubeless pneumatic tires.
The solid tire is made of solid rubber and is installed around the metal belt. They are expensive to manufacture but easy to maintain, and the traction of solid tires is different from that of pneumatic tires, especially outdoors. Solid tires are suitable for use on smooth surfaces or in harsh road conditions such as steel mills and glass factories. They also help in handling in smaller spaces because they help reduce the turning radius. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about the tire being punctured and need to be repaired, which is time-consuming and labor-intensive. The service life of solid tires is 3-5 times that of ordinary pneumatic tires. This is also the reason why many people choose solid tires.
Before purchasing a forklift for the first time, you need to consider how the forklift is used, road conditions, scenes, running time, etc., and then, consider space constraints and applications; is it used internally, externally, or at the same time? Will it be used on flat or uneven terrain? and so on.
Remember that most forklifts require specific tires, so do some research before you buy a forklift for the first time to make sure it is useful to you.