Replacing a forklift tire is not as inelastic as replacing the
transmission or alternator, because you have a choice in which
tire you want to use on the floor. There are many different kinds
of industrial forklift tires, each with a different purpose. Here
are a few to mention:
Universal - made from first grade rubber that is
resistant to cuts and chunking. It is designed with a long
tread wear and balanced stability. The universal tire is most
suited for all around usage.
Non-Marking - for warehouse owners who don't like tire
markings on their floor, non-marking tires are designed to keep
the floor clean even during usage. Non-marking tires are made
from natural rubber with Hi-Sil (no clay) ingredients, which
reduces markings. An additional benefit is that non-marking
tires also extend battery life due to it slow rolling
Polyurethane - built to never deflate, polyurethane
tires are sometimes filled with foam and designed to resist
chunking, cutting,abrasion or erosion due to chemical spills.
Most usually carry heavier loads on shorter distances with
Static Conducting - for those working in highly volatile
and dangerous areas where fires can be caused by electric
sparks, static conducting tires resists static shocks and
provides protection from explosions.
Electric - tire stays cool even while carrying heavier
loads. The cooler the tire, the longer it can run, saving more
power and extending the life of the battery.
Fiber Glass - tire reduces heat when carrying heavier
loads, which saves more power in the battery. The fiber glass
also prevents chipping and chunking.
Oil Resistant - traction on the tire prevents slippage
on slick and oily surfaces. Traction helps in reducing power
usage, thus extending the life of the battery. The thickness of
the tire also prevents erosion due to petroleum derivatives.
Walnut Shell/Granite Chip - superior gripping tires,
which traction adheres to wet, frozen or slippery floors.
Walnut shell/Granite Chip tires can reduce the danger of
accidents when operating on wet floors.