Forklift & Industrial tyre sales, service and repair

atlasforklift offer a range of tyre services including new forklift and industrial tyre sales and forklift & industrial tyre maintenance and forklift truck and industrial tyre repair.  Regardless of forklift truck type or environment we have forklift tyres to meet your requirements.

Making the choice between tyres isn't always an easy one.  We recommend choosing good quality tyres over budget options in order to benefit from a long lifespan in addition to lower rolling resistance, and a reduction in fuel consumption. 

Geordie Fletcher

Tyre Specialist

Responsibilities include:

• Tyre maintenance
• Tyre repairs

Mobile: 07779 007 112

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.