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Instructional Video: To prevent damage, check the wear on your forklift drive tire.
Aug 30, 2019

To prevent damage: Check the wear on your forklift drive tire.  

Watch our step-by-step tutorial.

The industry standard recommends that you replace your tire when it reaches 2/3 to ½ of the thickness.

This 10” tire has 3 inches of tread, in other words 1 ½ inches on each side. So if your tire’s overall diameter measures 8 ½ to 9 inches that is an indication that the tire needs to be replaced.

Another visual indication when the lettering on the side of the tire looks worn or when the wear on the tread reaches the lettering.

Other indications you might find are uneven wear where tire is wearing more on one side than the other, cracking and splitting, also flat spots.

Replacing your tire will dramatically increase the life of your machine and minimize wear on other components.

When ordering tires, it is best to provide make and model. On older machines, depending on the manufacturer, you may also need to provide the dimensions of the tires.

On solid industrial tires, dimensions are typically given in this order:  OD x W x ID

OD - Outside Diameter 

Width of the tire -  Measure the width at the widest part, at the hub, because typically the tires are tapered.

ID - Inner Diameter

OD x W x ID

For instructions on how to change your tire, please refer to the manufacturer’s manual. 

Replace your tires before your forklift is damaged!

We offer FREE tire pressing when you buy a new drive tire or hub

By the way, we also carry wheel kits for electric lift trucks and high lift & scissor lifts.  

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