Forklift Truck And Forklift Solid Rubber Tire Classification

- Feb 01, 2020-

With the development of society, forklifts are more and more widely used in various fields, and are often used for the storage of large objects. Solid rubber tires have the characteristics of super wear resistance, load bearing capacity, puncture resistance, and maintenance-free. ,widely used by major forklift manufacturers. So how much do you know about the classification and characteristics of forklifts and forklift solid rubber tires?

Forklifts are mainly divided into the following categories:

Internal Combustion Counterbalanced  Trucks

Internal combustion forklifts are divided into ordinary internal combustion forklifts, heavy forklifts, container forklifts and side forklifts.

Electric Counterbalanced Trucks

Powered by electric motor and battery as energy source. Carrying capacity is 1.0 to 8.0 tons, and the width of the working channel is generally 3.5 to 5.0 meters. Because there is no pollution and low noise, it is widely used in indoor operation and other environmentally demanding working conditions, such as medicine, food and other industries. With the emphasis on environmental protection, electric forklifts are gradually replacing internal combustion forklifts. Because each group of batteries generally needs to be charged after working for about 8 hours, a backup battery is required for multi-shift operating conditions.

Electric Warehouse (Pallet) Trucks

Storage forklifts are mainly forklifts designed for cargo handling in warehouses. Except for a few storage forklifts (such as manual pallet forklifts) that are driven by humans, others are driven by electric motors, which are widely used in the storage industry because of their compact body, flexible movement, light weight and good environmental performance. For multi-shift operations, a motor-driven storage forklift requires backup batteries.


The electric pallet stacker is divided into two types: full electric pallet stacker and semi-electric pallet stacker. As the name suggests, the former is driving, and the lifting is controlled by electric, which saves labor. The latter requires manual pulling or pushing by a forklift, and the lifting is electric.

The carrying capacity is 1.0 to 2.5 tons, and the width of the working aisle is generally 2.3 to 2.8 meters. The structure has more gantry than the electric pallet handling forklift, and the lifting height of the fork is generally within 4.8 meters. It is mainly used for cargo stacking and Loading and unloading.

Tow Tractors / Burden Carriers

The tractor is driven by an electric motor and uses its traction capacity (3.0 to 25 tons) to pull several trolleys for loading cargo at the back. The main classifications are: electric tractors for airport logistics, electric tractors in workshops, small electric tractors, electric three-wheel tractors, often used for the transportation of large quantities of goods in or between workshops, such as the transportation of automobile manufacturing warehouses to assembly lines , Luggage transportation at the airport.


Forklift solid rubber tires

There are three main types of tires used in forklifts: pneumatic tires, pneumatic rim solid rubber tires, and press-on solid tires.

Pneumatic tires are filled with compressed air, which has good elasticity and adhesion, and its performance is greatly affected by tire pressure. As tire pressure increases, its bearing capacity increases, adhesion capacity decreases, vibration frequency increases, and comfort and safety change. difference.

The difference between a pneumatic rim solid rubber tire and a pneumatic tire is that its inner cavity is not inflated and is filled with a highly elastic material, so the puncture resistance and wear resistance are enhanced, the bearing capacity is greatly enhanced, and the safety of the vehicle is increased. 

Press-On solid tires have a small diameter and strong pressure bearing capacity. They are suitable for forklifts with large loads and small wheels. There is no danger of puncture and easy maintenance.

Solid tires have good high temperature resistance and low heat generation, so that the tires still have good safety in harsh environments.

Low compression deformation and high recovery ability, the tire still maintains good operating performance under high load.

It is made of low heat resistance and cut-resistant material. It has excellent load capacity under long distance and long time floor work.

Solid tires can be used in extremely harsh workplaces, such as mines, ports, glass factories, metallurgical industries, etc.

Inferior solid tire fillings are filled with scrapped tires or other materials. Only the surface of about 8CM is synthetic rubber. Such low-cost die-cast solid tires often have quality problems, either because of flat tires or because of heat. And degumming, either because the tire tread wear life is not because of natural rubber!

Therefore, when you purchase solid tires for forklift trucks, be sure to choose a regular manufacturer with a large scale, otherwise it will affect your normal work production plan!