Choose the Right Warehouse Forklift Tyres for Increased Safety and Efficiency
Manufacturing sites and factories have particular qualities that suit certain forklift types. They require forklift features to allow reach to high products, to stack products on racks and to move pallets.
Over the years, forklift design has evolved to cater for precisely these situations commonly found in factories and warehouses.
Some of the most common forklift types suited for use in warehouses are:
Counterbalance Forklift Trucks
The simplest form of forklift and the most popular, counterbalance forklifts are used in warehouses to move loads from ground level or racks.
They do not have any reach feature, but are straightforward to use and with their counterbalance weight design, they are stable and reliable factory staples.
3 Wheel Counterbalance Forklift Trucks
For extra manoeuvrability in tight warehouse spaces, three wheel counterbalance forklift trucks are excellent, with their single back wheel allowing greater freedom of movement.
Much like the four wheel trucks, the three wheel varieties also use a counterbalance feature to offset load weight.
The name of these trucks gives away their usefulness in factories and warehouses; they are made to reach high racks of products, with the ability to lift to heights of 10 metres or more.
As well as this feature they are stable and suited for working in small spaces such as warehouse aisles.
Powered Pallet Jacks
Similar in function to hand pallet trucks, powered pallet trucks lift and move loads with the help of an electric motor. A ‘paddle’ control determines forward or reverse movement, and a button raises or lowers the forks.
These forklifts are suited to smooth and level grounds of warehouses.
These forklifts work by lifting loads sideways to the operator and are useful for wide loads that would usually be problematic for counterbalance forklifts due to the unstable distribution of load weight.
Sideloaders are therefore best suited to moving timber, piping and sheets of material.
Teletrucks have a very specific purpose in warehouses and factories. They offer unparalleled access to delivery wagons, with the ability to reach both sides from a single point.
These forklift trucks can aid efficiency, although they are more expensive to buy than regular counterbalance forklifts.
Benefits of choosing the right forklift tyre for warehouses and factories
It is important to get the right advice on the best forklift tyres for factories and warehouses. Different tyres have specific features for particular environments. There is no point buying a more expensive tyre than you need, or one that is not best suited to the job at hand.
Benefits of a good forklift tyre fit include:
Forklift use and manoeuvring is easier and more efficient
Improved tyre lifespan, reducing your tyre costs
Reduced forklift downtime
Call Axis today on 1300 859 746 for expert opinion on forklift tyres for warehouses and factories.