What Roles Do Tread Patterns Play On Solid Tires?
Solid tires have been used very widely on industrial vehicles, such as for forklifts, wheel loaders, aerial work platforms ( scissor lifts and boom lifts) and trailers. No matter for what kinds of vehicles, all solid tires have tread pattern, such as block patterns, stripe patterns, smooth patterns, but do you know what roles do they play? Now let solid tires factory tell you the answers.
Tread patterns are mainly related to the seizing force, traction, friction and drainage, good tread designs can help protect tires from damage, extend life and improve performance.
Choosing what type of patterns depends on the road conditions. Standard tread patterns are generally used for cement road surface, dirt road with small stones and indoor surfaces.The deeper the tread is, the larger the elastic deformation of patten grounding is, the rolling resistance will relatively increase. When encountering water gathered on the road, with the driving speed up, there will be not enough time left to remove the water between the tread and the road surface, forming a water film between them, which can lead tires slowly lift up, even completely off the road under certain conditions. This can cause the vehicles out of control, we call this dangerous situation as “hydroplaning” in tires industry. When used for harsh environments, such as steel mill, lumberyard and mining, tires’ tread pattern have a higher requirement, not just the drainage performance.
In conclusion, when solid rubber tires are in a long period of use, the pattern will certainly wear out. Therefore, in most countries all over the world, the limit of tire tread wear is clearly regulated. Tires must be replaced when the depth of tread is only about 1.6mm.