Many claim that we are currently living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (otherwise known as Industry 4.0). Therefore, we would be amiss to not dedicate a blog to industrial tires! Industrial work often requires vehicles pushing, pulling, or carrying heavy loads on tarmac surfaces. Picture warehouse work, airports (those trusty vehicles that carry luggage and tow planes), container carriers and forklifts - to name but a few!
Compared to the unruly terrain in Off-the-Road sectors, you may think that industrial vehicles experience smooth sailing. However, while the terrain itself may be less of a challenge, industrial vehicles are responsible for an array of heavy-duty jobs, which require resistant, durable tires. In today’s blog, we are going to explore some of the different environments and vehicles which come under the ‘industrial’ umbrella. If you want to learn more, head on over to our Industrial product page, where we provide a specialist tire for each and every industrial vehicle. But for now, strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride!
Warehouses are the busy hub of shipping and receiving materials. These fast-paced environments require machinery to get the job done. But which tires are fit for purpose for warehouses?
One of the key vehicles you’ll find in a warehouse is the forklift: an industrial truck which lifts and transports materials over short distances. MAGLIFT is the ultimate tire solution for those who need reliable and high-performing tires in industrial and logistic operations.
Made with a solid and reinforced structure, this tire is specifically designed for forklifts, ensuring they can carry heavy loads with ease.
But that's not all - it also provides outstanding comfort for the driver, making long shifts a breeze. MAGLIFT’s exceptional cut and chip resistance make it a long-lasting choice, while its special bead shape simplifies the mounting process on the rim. Say goodbye to slippage risks during operations, as this tire provides an ironclad grip. If you want a tire that can handle the toughest tasks while keeping your drivers comfortable and safe, MAGLIFT is the answer.
Next up, let’s take a look at the tires you need for port applications. This is the next step along the production chain: once materials have left the warehouse, they arrive at the port ready for shipping. But which of our tires would we recommend for this process?
The PORTMAX PM 93 PLUS has been specially designed for straddle carriers in port container handling operations. This all steel radial tire has multilayer steel belts, providing greater stability and durability. Furthermore, its antistatic tread compound ensures a particular heat resistance and a longer tire life - even on scorching hot tarmac!
Additionally, the POWER TRAX HD premium tire is specially designed for equipment in port applications. These operations involve heavy loads by nature, and this tire’s deep tread, extra thick sidewall and tough casing provide exceptional durability. This means that you can carry out your day-to-day heavy-duty tasks without risking punctures and other damages. The tire also features excellent cut and chip resistance, which is particularly suitable for any rough surfaces you may encounter.
Last, but certainly not least, we’re going to take a look at industrial tractors. Now, you may be wondering if you’re in the wrong corner of our website, but there are, in fact, tractors which aren’t at home on the farm!
Industrial tractors were predominantly designed for factory use, with their handy ability to pull heavy loads. There are many specialist vehicles which have been adapted for specific use; for example, some industrial tractors have an in-built crane or loader. But which tires are best suited for the factory floors - and more importantly, the heavy loads transported across them?
TR 463 has been specially designed for backhoe loaders and industrial tractors. This tire is made of a superior tread compound, with a strong nylon casing - providing top quality traction! On the other hand, if your industrial tractor is venturing outside, it’s important - as with any other vehicle - to have tires that are adaptable to different weather conditions. SNOW-EXCEL is particularly suitable for industrial and construction applications on the road in winter conditions. This is because of its excellent traction, which makes it invincible, even in ice and snow operations! SNOW-EXCEL = no slippage!
To explore more of our industrial tires, check out our exclusive product range here.