• What causes wheel and tires malfunctions?
• What type of floor surfaces will the lift truck be using?
By analyzing these various conditions a customer will be guided toward the correct type of wheel and tire, which can range from a light duty application to a heavy duty application. Crown tailors their wheels and tires specifically to their customers’ needs.
Raymond’s innovation in the area of lift truck tires is called the Smoothy Tire, which is a line of polyurethane tires that are perfectly round. These tires help to reduce swaying when the lift truck’s mast is raised up high. Raymond’s LaFergola adds: “You’re getting a great braking distance and you’re also getting great riding comfort and longevity.”
Traction control systems such as ASR, or anti-slip regulation, is intended to stop the loss of traction by slowing down the motor in order to take some torque away from the tires when they start losing control. “This helps you steer the truck better and it doesn’t wear the tires as much,” comments MCFA’s Wiesenegg. d