3 new additions to Camso’s Solideal forklift tyre range
Three new Camso press-on (PON) tyres have been introduced in order to meet the growing demands of forklifts operating in high- and medium-intensity applications.
The material handling industry has evolved considerably in recent years. Larger forklift models are using more specialised attachments and now come equipped with hydrostatic transmissions, automotive-type active stability systems and specialised attachments. These material movers now have to carry heavier loads in more confined spaces while moving faster. Combined with increased travel distance and less cool-down time between jobs, duty cycles are more severe than ever before.
“When operating in such high intensity applications, tyres are pushed beyond their limits and are very likely to experience heat build-up. This can result in rubber fatigue or even thermal tyre failure causing unscheduled forklift downtime,” says Erick Bellefleur, product line executive director – Material Handling at Camso. “As the world’s largest manufacturer of press-on tyres, we know that downtime is not an option for material handling operations. It’s our job to understand the unique mobility needs of any forklift and its application requirements.”
Solideal PON 775 high-intensity tyre
The all-new Solideal PON 775 by Camso is designed for high intensity applications where other press-ons fail quickly. Compared to the Solideal Magnum SM ERP, the PON 775 delivers 90 per cent better resistance to internal heat build-up, 70 per cent better energy efficiency due to the use of low-rolling-resistance rubber compounds and 45 per cent longer tyre life due to an abrasion-resistant tread compound. The tyre features a patented sidewall design to relieve stress on the tyre edges and reduce ground pressure.
A full range of Solideal PON 775 sizes are now available, up to and including a new 33-inch tyre.
Solideal PON 555/550 medium-intensity tyres
Camso’s medium-intensity Solideal PON 555 and 550 are enhanced versions of the Magnum traction and smooth models, products that are, the tyre maker comments, long established as industry standards. By improving the materials and tyre construction process, these new tyres are said to provide 45 per cent longer tyre life, six per cent better resistance to internal heat build-up and eight per cent improved energy efficiency.
“Fleet owners expect maximum life for a tyre regardless of the intensity of their job,” says Bellefleur. “Our new tyre technologies deliver maximum durability by minimising internal heat build-up.”
Camso states that, together, the new Solideal PON 775 and the Solideal PON 555 and 550 were designed as a series to bring maximum lifespan for different application intensities and to provide customers with the lowest operating cost solution.