Forklift Tyres

Atlas Forklift Tyres

Atlas Forklift

forklift tyres

The Tyres to Keep Your Trucks on the Move

When you purchase, hire or lease a forklift truck from Atlas you’re getting a lot more than just the truck itself. To begin with you’re getting the benefit of experience dating back as far as 1986, and the support of a team which has been hand-picked for the expertise they bring. The support we provide includes maintenance and servicing programmes as well as breakdown callout provision, LOLER testing and driver training. When you include a comprehensive selection of spare parts and attachments then it’s clear that we provide everything our clients need to keep their forklift trucks running smoothly. That’s literally the case when it comes to the forklift tyres we supply.

We stock brand new forklift and industrial tyres of every size and type, and supplement this with industrial tyre maintenance and repair services. If a tyre can be fixed we’ll fix it, and if not we’ll be able to provide a high quality replacement no matter what type of truck it is and irrespective of the environment in which it needs to operate. Our experience in the forklift truck market has taught us everything there is to know about selecting the right tyres for the right forklift, including the fact that opting for budget tyres can all too often turn out to represent a false economy. The high quality tyres we recommend to our clients bring the benefits of a long working life, lower rolling resistance and a reduction in fuel consumption. No matter what kind of tyres you need, we’ll work with you to make sure you fit your forklifts with the best possible option.

If you want to know more about what Atlas Forklift could do for your business then call us today on +44(0)121 500 5009, email  info@atlasforklift.co.uk or fill in our online enquiry form here.

    Forklift & Industrial Wheel Rims

    The forklift & industrial wheel rim is a profiled steel band supporting the tyre

    The wheel rim is a profiled steel band which supports the tyre. If a nave plate is welded into the band to the appropriate specification this is then termed a wheel.

    Some rims do have a hub mounting plate (nave) and are attached to the hub by a matching taper under the lock ring gutter, these are known as DEMOUNTABLE wheels.

    There are several types of rim technically known as well-base rim (typically known as one-piece):

    • Semi drop centre rim or split rim
    • Tapered bead seat rim
    • Flat base rim

    The wheel disc or nave is the element linking the rim and the axle hub. The strength of the wheel is approved by all wheel manufacturers.

    Wheels and rims only tend to get damaged if the tyres are allowed to wear below an acceptable level which in itself can cause damage to the forklift truck or industrial machine. The safety of the machine is also affected greatly.

    Solid Resilient Forklift & Industrial Tyres

    Extremely stable, puncture resistant and generally maintenance free

    There are a number of potentially confusing descriptions used to identify industrial tyres. Solid resilient tyres are also known as pneumatic shaped solids and super elastic. The terminology used by each manufacturer differs slightly but they all do the same job. These tyres are best for tough applications on slow vehicles or trailers where there may be a high risk of impact and cut damage which could result in punctures. They are extremely stable puncture resistant and generally maintenance free.

    The tyre construction is an exceptionally tough and wear resistant outer tread with an inner cushion compound that gives it good impact and anti vibration – damping properties.

    They are suitable for forklift trucks indoor service trailers, airport vehicles. Sideloading forklifts, industrial tractors, platform trucks and heavy duty transport vehicles.

    Applications where they can be found include logistics centres, seaports, airports, steel industry, food and pharmaceutical. Almost in fact any where any product is bought and sold. They are capable of running on rougher surfaces in yards and builders merchants. Tyres can also be ordered in non marking environments where the customer wants to maintain an extremely clean floor, hence used in the food industry.

    Forklift & Industrial Tyre Re-Grooving And Re-Cuts

    Give your forklift & industrial tyres additional life

    Gain extra from your forklift truck & industrial tyres with the atlasforklift tyre re-grooving and re-cuts service.  This is undertaken onsite at our West Bromwich site by one of our trained specialist forklift & industrial tyre engineers.

    Cushion Press-on Forklift & Industrial Tyres

    Puncture proof and maintenance free

    Can often be called press on bands and are usually supplied in either treaded or plain. Generally lower in profile and offer no “suspension” type absorption. This type of tyre is classed as puncture proof and maintenance free. These tyres are ordinarily fitted by experts using solid tyre presses and can be done on site or removed and done elsewhere.

    Usually and typically fitted to all electric forklift trucks and is the main product used in Britain.

    All warehouse applications is where you would find these tyres and again they can be supplied in non marking and anti static dependent upon customer requirements.

    Pneumatic Forklift & Industrial Tyres and Tubes

    Pneumatic variant of the resilient forklift tyre

    Pneumatic tyres and tubes are now not so common and have really been overtaken by the resilient solid tyre. But are still used because of the ability to absorb shock on unpaved ground and where trucks travel at higher speeds. Some trucks are also used on public roads this tyre is the recommended type for that use. There only advantage is rider comfort but they do bounce more so can be a little more unstable.

    They are suitable for forklift trucks indoor service trailers, airport vehicles. Sideloading forklifts, industrial tractors, platform trucks and heavy duty transport vehicles.

    Applications where they can be found include logistics centres, seaports, airports, steel industry, food and pharmaceutical. Almost in fact any where any product is bought and sold. They are capable of running on rougher surfaces in yards and builders merchants. Tyres can also be ordered in non marking environments where the customer wants to maintain an extremely clean floor, hence used in the food industry.

    Poly Urethane Tyres and Wheels

    Specialist bonded polyurethane wheels for warehouse forklifts

    Specialist Polyurethanes are available for specific applications as follows:

    Orange
    All standard retrying jobs are produced in this compound.

    Green
    Polyurethane for extreme loads being moved at slow speeds (Rotary Plant jobs).

    Red
    High Load Polyurethane for use on drive wheels providing high traction characteristics.

    Maroon
    Super High Load Polyurethane for use on 24/7 applications.

    Black
    Polyurethane in a soft shore hardness that mimics many of the characteristics of rubber but offers an extended work life and high grip properties.

    Blue
    Cold store polyurethane for wheels running in temperatures up to -26 degrees.

    The size range on Polyurethane products is unlimited. Bespoke rebonding is also available, for example some of our customers use blocks and tubes of polyurethane for a variety of applications.

    On Site Mobile Press & Fitting Service

    Onsite forklift tyre fitting service

    Did you know that the performance and safety of your forklift truck is greatly affected by the quality and condition of its tyres?

    The atlas forklift mobile tire press will keep your cushion tyred forklift truck rolling. We have arrangements with conveniently positioned mobile tyre press businesses so we can supply your needs wherever in the country at very competitive prices.

    We can offer site surveys where required to identify specific needs and tasks and assist making a decision.

    There is a cost of disposing of all forklift tyres and this cost has to be passed on accordingly but you will know that the tyre is recycled correctly

    Our in house forklift tyre expert, Geordie Fletcher is on hand to assist and he can be reached on 07779 007112.