How Can You Tell When Your Lift Truck Tires Need To Be Replaced
The tire rubber begins to recede back from the banding edge, giving the appearance that the rubber is shrinking. This is caused by overloading the tire and truck, repetitive sharp turns or faulty steering.
Pieces of the tire rubber are falling off, caused by litter or debris on the floor, spinning over rough surfaces or striking objects while in use. This is often a great cause of the truck rattling while being driven.
The surface of the tire is cut up and small chunks and divots litter the surface area completely. This is usually caused by littered floors or spinning the tire over rough surfaces such as broken concrete.
Seen in the rubber on the face of the tires, cracks obviously take away from the stability of the tire and are often caused by overloading the tire or by turning while stationary.
5. Out of Round
You’ll see this most often at the band itself, the band is no longer a nice clean circle, but will have spots that are pushed inward. This is most often or always caused by the tire hitting something, generally something projecting outward into the pathway of the truck.
If your lift truck needs their tires inspected or replaced, contact us today!