Forklifts have been considered one of the easiest equipment for lifting heavy material from one place to the next. This machine’s tyres are designed and made to suit its purpose. You will also need to determine the type of tyres you’ll be using to enhance your forklift’s performance.

There are generally three types of forklift tyres:

FORKLIFT CUSHION TRACTION TIRES - Solid pneumatic forklift tires
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The first is the pneumatic tyres.

Pneumatic forklift tires are very similar to heavy-duty truck tyres. They are filled with air and have a thick tread that resists wear. They provide an air cushion between the forklift and terrain, which extends the forklift’s life.

The second would be the solid rubber tyres

Pneumatic tyres can be replaced by solid rubber tyres. They look the same, except they are filled with air. They won’t pop or fall flat like pneumatic tires, but they don’t provide any air cushion. They can be used indoors or outdoors and last a long time.

Polyurethane tyres are last but not least

Forklifts indoors use most of the polyurethane tyres. The tyres are applied by pressing them onto the wheel. These tyres are ideal for indoor use as they offer the right amount of traction, and have a low rolling resistance which prolongs their life expectancy.

You can now choose which forklift tyre you want after reading all about the different types of forklift tires.