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  Advance Band

  Are your wheel studs tight !!!

  Locking Rings

  Tyre Pressures

  Change the sprocket

  Why go slick?

  Coolstore running

  Radials or Solids?

  Life expectancy of solid tyres

  Life expectancy of Non marking solid tyres

  Are two piece bolt together rims rated to 10 bar to fit Radial tyres ?

  Are two piece Topy lock ring rims rated to 10 bar to fit Radial tyres ?

  Why are my steer tyres wearing on an angle ?

  FAQs

 

Advance Band

03/03/2009

Once tyres are stripped off for replacement make sure that ALL the rim components are refitted.
We find some tyre fitters leave out the advance band because it can be hard to put back in.
The problem is that this band holds the lock ring into position under the lock ring gutter. Without the band, components come loose and start spinning on the rim.
Over time the metal-on-metal rubbing and spinning wears out the lock ring gutter and your customer is up for the expense of rim replacement. You also have to explain.
Advance Band
The advance band is the grey piece in this picture
 

Are your wheel studs tight !!!

05/02/2009

When Eastwood's come to site to complete a job we tighten the wheel studs, to the correct tightness, however we recommend that the owner/operator of the machine check the tightness of the studs daily, this is also recommended by the Forklift Manufacturers, if they become loose the studs can be torn off, or the stud holes will become flogged out, damaging the rim, you can either use a torque wrench, or socket with bar to make sure wheel studs are tight, or give Eastwood's a call and we will be happy to assist.

 

Locking Rings

23/01/2009

A locking or side ring should always be tightly attached. The risk is that the ring can spin loose and wear the gutter, so the ring slips off and blows the tyre out.

 

Tyre Pressures

23/01/2009

Be sure to inflate standard pneumatic tread tyres to 100-105 psi and radials to 10 bar (145 psi). If pressures are lower, tyre walls have a tendency to crack and break. You don't want to make such a costly and avoidable maintenance error.
Tyre Pressures
 

Change the sprocket

18/12/2008

Before installing new tracks on a bobcat or other all-terrain machines, check out the driving system, and change the sprocket and idler if they are worn. Most are. It is a cheap avenue to more hours on the tracks. Another money saver: set tensions by the book. Like with a chainsaw, you adjust the tension (10mm to 20mm clearance from the centre roller to the inside track) and adjust after an hourís work if needed. Avoids de-tracking. Ground conditions to avoid: stay off oil and salt when you see them. Other grinders (obviously) are gravel, rocky ground, hollow or crowned roadways, border stones and walls.
Change the sprocket
 

Why go slick?

18/12/2008

Turn a lift on the spot with lugged tyres and you might leave some rubber behind. This is why we recommend using slicks on 12- to 14-tonners that do stationary steering. A slick (aka smooth) wonít grab and tear. Machines with slicks on their steer wheels work well on concrete, asphalt, light chip and even loose metal. If you are working on a smooth wet surface, you will need lugged pneumatics. So, why go slick? Well, it costs you less if you use the best-suited tyre.
Why go slick?
 

Coolstore running

18/12/2008 Some tyres on trucks won’t stand up to sudden temperature shifts. Take coolstores and refrigerated storage. Machines working in clashing temperature zones, from the tropics to the Antarctic, can change zone in a matter of minutes and park in any zone offshift. Most have OEM polyurethane tyres fitted by the Supplier. Damage includes cracking, holing and rapid wear due to the usual suspects: stationary turning, rough conditions, overloading and hitting the door at full speed! We also hear of ‘false flats’. This is where the section of the poly tyre touching the ground freezes and the wheels run rough until the poly warms up. We are working with customers to solve problems. We often recommend coolstores use the Eastwood HK80-treaded drive.

Coolstore running
 

SHOULD YOU RUN RADIALS OR SOLIDS ?

23/11/2009 What tyres are better - puncture proof tyres or Radials (for 1.8 to 7.0 tonne hoists)

Radial tyres are still filled with air - pneumatic. Radials can still get punctures meaning down time. Impact damage to the side walls means the tyres will need replacing. Radial tyres are softer riding for the driver.  Cushion solid tyres last 3-5 times on average of pneumatic tyres, no punctures - therefore no down time. Any cuts or splits to the side of the solid tyres has little affect on minimizing there life. Cushion solid tyres when they become smooth can also have a tread regrooved in them to maximise their life.
 

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY OF SOLID TYRES

23/11/2009
 
What is the general life expectancy of a set of cushion solid tyres on a fork truck
 
On a forktruck being used for general yard service the steer tyres usually last between 1500 and 2400 hours and the drives between 2000 and 3500 hours.
A hard working forklift being used up to 16 hrs per day can get approximately 1200-1800 hours on the steers and 2000-2800 hours on the drives. Conditions of operation and driver use are key factors in the life expectancy of the tyres.
 

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY OF NON MARKING SOLID TYRES

23/11/2009
 
Non marking solid tyres still mean  no down time for punctures and last longer than pneumatics. But Non marking solid tyres last 75-80 percent of the life of black tyres in comparison. 

 

Can you fit radial tyres to two piece bolt together rims ?

23/11/2009
 
Two piece bolt together rims rated to 110 PSI - Radial tyres should be inflated to a min/max of 145 PSI. Two piece bolt together rims are therefore only suitable for x ply pneumatics and solid tyres.

 

Are two piece topy lock ring rims rated to 10 bar to fit Radial Tyres ?

23/11/2009
 
Topy two piece lock ring rims are rated the same as two piece bolt together rims. The rims suitable for running Radial industrial/hoist tyres are 4 piece rims.

 

Why are the steer tyres on our fork truck wearing out on a 35 degree angle?

23/11/2009
 
A forklift that is driven in and reversed out of the same place or takes the same turning circle on a continual basis for most of the day, wears the tyre on the side that the hoist turns to.  Doing this for the entire life of the tyre will mean it will wear more on one side of the tyre. This then develops an angle on the tyre from the side taking the most impact in turning position. Hence the angle of wear.

 

FAQs

1.) Does Tyre Fill increase load carrying capacity?

No, tyre filling only replaced the air within a tyre. Load carrying capacity is derived from the tyre size and inflation pressure.

2.) Which tyres can be puncture proofed using tyre fill?

Any off-highway tyres on vehicles which will never exceed 60 kph can be filled. 

3.) Can resilient tyres be fitted to all vehicles?

Vehicles with wheels with removable flanges or lock rings can usually accommodate resilient (solid rubber) tyres.