New Thombert forklift tyre design to provide greater traction on wet surfaces
Iowa-based Thombert Inc says it has developed a new forklift truck tyre for better operation in areas with moisture on the floor. The THp-GripTM tyre has a special hole pattern to give operators better grip in produce areas, cold storage facilities, ramps, or any other place where moisture or traction are issues. According to Reggie Collette, sales marketing manager at Thombert, the tyres offer better traction, better braking and improved safety. In addition, he says, “siped tyres may have a tendency to chunk out in the centre after some use, but the THp-GripTM tyre averages more hours of use with no chunking.”
“The THp-GripTM is an excellent example of the Thombert difference,” Collette says. “Our company is constantly looking for ways to reduce lift truck down time and increase productivity for our customers.”
The tyres are backed by the Thombert money-back guarantee. This guarantee, effective worldwide, invites OEMs and lift truck dealers to compare wheels and tyres in the test application of their choice. If Thombert tyres do not last longer than the competitor’s, the company says users receive their money back.
“This is the longest-standing product money-back guarantee in the industry,” claims Collette. “We know that when customers buy Thombert wheels and tyres, they’ll experience the lowest cost per hour of use.” Thombert, a manufacturer of polyurethane wheels and tyres for electric forklifts for over 60 years, says its products outlast the competition, providing the lowest cost per hour of use, receiving high marks for customer satisfaction.