Call Toll Free - 888-670-1195
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Image
Stock Number: EQC012374
Make: Skyjack
Model: SJ1056
Year: 2018
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Details
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Image
Stock Number: 600017
Make: Terex
Model: CTT 121A-5 TS16
Year: 2015
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Details
2007 Potain HDT80 Image
Stock Number: 600194
Make: Potain
Model: HDT80
Year: 2007
2007 Potain HDT80 Details
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Image
Stock Number: EQU010604
Make: Hyundai
Model: 110D-7E
Year: 2013
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Details
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Image
Stock Number: 231276
Make: Miller
Model: Big Blue 400D
Year: 2012
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Details
2008 Combilift C12000SL Image
Stock Number: EQU008108
Make: Combilift
Model: C12000SL
Year: 2008
2008 Combilift C12000SL Details
Manitou Pneumatic Tire Forklift

Manitou Pneumatic Tire Forklift

The air-filled or pneumatic tire is composed of a core filled with airtight sealed pressurized air. Usually, a reinforced steel belted tread or other type of materials, seals this inner core and provides the contact part with the road.

The tire will remain inflated with all the weight of the vehicle resting on it, because the pressure of the air inside the tire is greater than atmospheric air pressure. The pressure of the air within the tire provides resistance against forces that attempt to deform the tire. When the tire hits bumps in the road, this gives the tire a slight degree of a cushioning effect. If you have experienced taking a ride in an old-fashioned carriage which had wooden wheels, you understand exactly how big of a difference a set of pneumatic tires makes.

Surely, there are several drawbacks to pneumatic tires. For example in high-performance situations or highly dangerous applications, these tires could suffer a puncture and this would result in a total failure. The consequence of a blowout at high speeds could result in a dangerous car crash. Military planners should take into consideration tires getting blown out by explosion shrapnel or shooting of guns. The worst nightmare of a vehicle crew is becoming trapped within a fire zone because of all of their tires becoming flat. Airless tires evidently don't suffer from these problems and hence, might be more suitable in some applications.

Pneumatic tires have another problem involving variations in air pressure and tire performance. Lower tire pressure can create increased comfort and improved traction. This is due to the fact that tires flatten slightly and more tread is touching the road. The air pressure in the tire works to maintain the lateral stiffness of the tire as well as maintain the "up and down" stiffness. Hence, less air pressure enables the sidewalls of the tires to flex. Unfortunately, this leads to poor handling. Within an airless tire, the stiffness in those two dimensions is independent.

There are other problems with air pressure. Customers are notoriously undependable when it comes to maintaining proper air pressure. Tires that have wrong air pressure could lead to dangerous situations. It is important to note that pneumatic tires are prone to temperature changes also, that can be responsible for changing the internal pressure of the tire. It is really vital to take into account the kind of environments you would be needing your machine to function in so that you can check the tires regularly and keep the machine as safe as possible.

  • Hyundai Large Capacity Forklifts
    Heavy Forklifts With their new series of heavy forklift trucks, Hyundai is aiming for a new customer base. Various businesses, from the natural stone and concrete industries, to the steel business, the railway sector and... More
  • Hyundai Outdoor Forklifts
    The Safe and Proper Way to Utilize a Forklift Important machines used to transport and raise various kinds of materials and bulky loads are forklifts. This material handling equipment is utilized on a daily basis... More
  • Manitou 4 Wheel Drive Forklift
    Vertical Masted Forklift The ideal machine for all your material handling requirements could actually be the straight masted or vertical masted lift truck. These units are an ideal option for times where stability and maneuverability... More
  • Mitsubishi IC Forklifts
    When it comes to the manufacturing and warehousing industries, the forklift usage all over the world has continued to grow. The forklift is a motorized truck designed specially for lifting and moving objects. The equipment... More
  • Snorkel Straight Boom Lift
    T-series Telescopic Boom Lifts The T-Series Telescopic Boom Lifts designed by Snorkel are made with the roughest and toughest jobsites in mind. These equipment are built to last and deal with a variety of applications.... More