Kinds of Tires
Cushion tires are normally considered solid tires with no tread pattern. These tires are made for indoor smooth and solid surfaces. There are tread patterns available though, which are a lot suitable for different surface environments. The cushion tires are common on smooth warehouse floors and in similar applications.
Pneumatic tires on the other hand would require air and are designed particularly for uneven ground and loose surfaces. The pneumatic tire provides a higher ground clearance over solid tires. This raises the forklift's center of gravity and greatly lessens its rated lift capacity. Most often, pneumatic tires are utilized in rough terrain surroundings because of their ability to navigate uneven surfaces in a smoother fashion. A lot of mining or agricultural applications and construction sites rely on these tires to be able to make certain the equipment is able to travel as carefully and safe as possible.
Lift Capacity and Lift Height
In order to determine the capacity of the vehicle needed, it is vital to understand the maximum dimensions and weight of the loads you would be handling. Also, you must know the maximum fork height needed to be able to stack or rack the loads. These factors, the load size and the lifting height, greatly affect the truck's lifting capacity. A bigger size load could move the vehicle's center of gravity and change the load combination. This reduces the lifting capacity of the equipment and affects the load being lifted and the height. Using different attachments could also affect the overall capacity of the truck.
On the market these days are various options of forklift masts. These consist of: single, double, triple and quad masts. The number indicated the amount of sections on the mast. In different circumstances, you will not be required to make any choices because the lift height will dictate the type of mast you will get, however, in trucks with really high lift heights, you could have a choice.