Types of Tires
Generally, cushion tires are solid tires that have no tread pattern. They are mainly made to be utilized on smooth and solid surfaces, typically indoors. There are tread patterns available though, that are a lot suitable for different surface environments. The cushion tires are popular on smooth warehouse floors and in similar applications.
On the other hand, pneumatic tires require air and have been specifically designed for outdoor use on uneven ground and loose surfaces. Pneumatic truck tires have higher ground clearance too. This raises the center of gravity of the forklift and greatly lessens its rated lift capacity. More often than not, pneumatic tires are utilized in rough terrain environments due to their ability to navigate uneven surfaces in a smoother manner. Lots of agricultural or mining applications and construction sites depend on these tires to be able to make certain the machine can travel as carefully and safe as possible.
Lift Capacity and Lift Height
It is essential to understand the maximum weight and dimensions of the loads you would be handling in order to determine the capacity of the vehicle needed. Moreover, you must know the maximum fork height needed in order to stack or rack the loads. These factors, the lifting height and the load size, greatly affect the lift capacity of the truck. A larger size load is able to move the vehicle's center of gravity and change the load combination. This reduces the equipment's lifting capacity and affects the height and the load being lifted. Using various attachments could also affect the overall capacity of the truck.
On the market today are various choices of forklift masts. These comprise: quad, triple, double and single masts. The number indicated the amount of sections on the mast. In a variety of circumstances, you will not be needed to make any choices because the lift height will dictate the kind of mast you would get, although, in trucks with really high lift heights, you may have an option.