Forklift in a warehouse

Forklift

FORKLIFT TIRES

MICHELIN XZM: forklift tyre

MICHELIN forklift tyres

Forklift used in manufacturing industry

Manufacturing forklift

MICHELIN's Pneumatic FORKLIFT TIREs IN the MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Our pneumatic forklift tires are designed to meet the demands of harsh environments, especially in the manufacturing industry. Versatile for different needs and applications, the Michelin XZM is a valuable addition to your forklift fleet. This forklift tire is engineered to tackle challenges related to downtime, comfort and worker safety, while still adhering to rigorous quality standards. By choosing this product, you can expect smooth and efficient operations.

Explore Michelin XZM features and benefits to determine compatibility with your forklift model and needs:

FOR SMALL, MEDIUM AND HEAVY DUTY FORKLIFTS

For small (1-9 tons) and medium (9-18 tons) forklifts, the XZM tire size will be between 8 to 20 inches.

For heavy duty forklifts (> 18 tons), 24 and 25 inch sizes are available.

FOR SIDELOADER FORKLIFTS

Sideloader forklifts, also known as side-loading forklifts or multidirectional forklifts, play a vital role in industries that handle non-conventional load shapes and sizes. They offer an efficient solution for moving materials in confined spaces where productivity is paramount.

Forklift used in port operation

Port operation forklift

MIchelin's pneumatic forklift tires in port operations

Thanks to our collaboration with OEMs and industry leaders, Michelin carefully designed forklift tires to meet your specific requirements and environment. In open and outdoor environments such as ports, penumatic tires provide an attractive option due to their commonly-utilized dual mounting at the front, which guarantees high stability. Our forklift tires' robustness allows you to transport heavy loads over long distances. The low rate of wear contributes to an extended service life. Ultimately, this results in improved operational efficiency and increased productivity in addition to hourly output.

Find out more about our radial forklift tire solutions.

FOR HEAVY DUTY FORKLIFT (>18T)

Michelin airless tire for Truck Mounted Forklift

Tweel for Truck Mounted Forklifts

AIRLESS FORKLIFT TIRES: DISCOVER AIRLESS TIRES FOR TRUCK-MOUNTED-FORKLIFTS (TMF)

MICHELIN X® TWEEL™ TMF Tire: airless forklift tire

MICHELIN airless forklift tires

Truck-mounted forklifts, also known as piggyback forklifts, are mounted on the rear of a truck or trailer. They are versatile vehicles that can be adapted to a wide range of environments, such as material handling, construction and agriculture.
Airless forklift tires could be the exact tire you're looking for.

Thanks to Michelin X TWEEL TMF, an airless forklift tire, you can improve the stability of your machine to respond immediately to situations where flexibility, rapid intervention and adaptability to different soils are required.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT FORKLIFT TIRES

DO YOU THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VARIOUS FORKLIFT TIRES?
  • Cushion or Press-On Forklift tires are made of a solid rubber tread layer bonded to a cylindrical steel band and then mounted onto a steel hub using a press. For most applications forklift cushion tires are smooth, providing excellent maneuverability on dry and even warehouse floors.
  • Pneumatic forklift tires are similar to tires on your car or truck. They are made of a very strong, long-lasting rubber, but are filled with air instead of being solid rubber. They are the same size as solid pneumatic tires and work well on rough, outdoor terrain, such as unpaved surfaces.
  • Airless radial forklift tires are airless, but not solid – providing outstanding stability and handling with no flats or under-inflated tires to slow you down. Airless radial tires, like TWEEL, help reduce “bounce” compared to pneumatic or solid tires.
CAN YOU PUT PNEUMATIC TIRES ON AN AIRLESS TIRE FORKLIFT?

In general, forklifts are designed to be equipped with either airless or pneumatic tires. The decision on which type of tire to use typically depends on the specific requirements and conditions of the forklift's operating environment. To ensure safety and compliance with design specifications, it is essential to seek advice from the forklift manufacturer or a qualified professional before making any modifications.

WHEN TO REPLACE FORKLIFT TIRES ?

To determine when it is time to replace a penumatic tire, you should monitor the tread wear. The tread depth is a reliable indicator. Once you notice the tire structure becoming visible, it is crucial to replace it immediately. Don't forget to check your tire pressure regularly. Regular maintenance and timely forklift tire replacement contribute to safety, performance and longevity. When in doubt about the condition of a tire, it is advisable to consult a professional.

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