27 Oct Forklift Tires
It’s possible that over 30% of the operating budget needed to keep your forklift properly serviced and working efficiently is spent on tires. If you ignore the importance of tires on heavy machinery, it could cost you big.
When you ignore forklift tires, you will likely have to replace them frequently; the cost to operate the machine could rise substantially with the decrease in efficiency (deteriorated tires impair efficiency); and, it’s even possible that poor tires could result in a workplace accident—something no one wants. So, here are a few tips to keep the tires on your machines working efficiently and safely.
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It’s imperative that you select the right tire for your machines. There are many factors to consider, including matching the tire that originally came with the machine (If you have any questions about which tire would be well-suited to your machine, then call and speak with the forklift experts at Anderson Forklift). A professional can recommend the size and type of tire for the environment in which the machine works.
And there are a number of factors that go beyond size. First, it’s important to know the surfaces on which the forklift will operate; smooth surfaces will require a different tire than mixed or rough. Do you operate your machine at its top tolerances? A machine worked to its peak capacity will require robust tires, because wear and tear is greater.
It’s also a good idea to purchase a premium tire, because tire longevity, and the decreased likelihood of replacement, will likely offset the increased cost. And on that premium tire you should always perform inspections; its best to know in advance if there’s a crack in the rubber or unexpected tread wear. And keep the tires, like the machine they support, clean and free of debris and dirt.
If you have any questions about forklift tires, or are ready to speak with a professional about a new or refurbished machine, then call the forklift experts at Anderson Forklift today.