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  • Can I use retreaded tires on my forklift?
    Yes, McCoys Industrial Tire has forklift tires in its inventory to meet most forklift tire needs.
  • How long will a solid rubber tire last?
    Most solid rubber tires will last at least twice as long as a pneumatic (air) tire. Larger tires may last three to four times longer then a pneumatic tire.
  • When should I replace my tires?
    Most press on tires should be replaced when the tread design is nearly worn. On smooth tires, when the tread has worn to the safety bar molded inside the tire. Pneumatic tires should be replaced when the tread is nearly worn. Solid rubber forklift tires should be replaced when the tread is nearly worn.
  • Can I use truck tires instead of forklift tires on my lift?
    You shouldn't. Truck tires are made to go at high speeds over long distances. Forklift tires are designed to carry heavy loads at slower speeds
  • What is a cushion tire forklift?
    A cushion tire forklift uses press-on tires that are a metal band with rubber tread vulcanized to the band and fits tightly on hte wheel hub. This type of lift requires a press to change the tires and is usually used in warehouses with smooth concrete floors.
  • Should I use smooth or traction tires
    It depends on how the forklift is being used. There are many forklifts using smooth tires on booth the steer axle and the drive axle. In many cases this is the best choice because they will ride smoother and last longer in most situations, however you should be cautious of working outside of a warehouse, running up and down ramps and on slippery floors. Many warehouse forklifts use smooth tires on the steer axle and traction on the drive axle. Yard lifts are usuallty equipped with traction tires on both the steer axle and the drive axle.
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