The Kion Group has chosen Trelleborg Wheel Systems as its preferred main supplier for non-marking tyres in the European market. As such, the manufacturer will fit Trelleborg non-marking resilient solid tyres as first choice on the counterbalanced forklift trucks it produces for use in indoor environments where floor care is essential.
Sri Lanka’s Global Rubber Industries (GRI Tires) has acquired Australian tyre supplier Tradefaire International’s industrial tyre business, Axis Tyres Pty Ltd. The acquisition includes Axis locations in Melbourne (Altona and Braeside), Sydney and Adelaide. Together with GRI’s existing branch in Brisbane, the company now operates five sites in Australia.
Camso has launched the Solideal PON 555 NM and PON 550 NM, two new non-marking additions to the Solideal PON series. These new and improved non-marking press-on tyres were developed to deliver increased energy efficiency and thermal performance.
ATG has added two more sizes to its line-up of Galaxy Yardmaster Radial forklift tyres. The all steel radial tyre used for heavy duty long cycle operations is now available in two new sizes: 12.00R20 and 12.00R24, and previously available size 10.00R20.
Around four years ago, Camso had a ‘lightbulb’ moment – it realised a patent it had been sitting on for years could solve the problem of static build-up in non-marking tyres. It began work on a product that would address this and released the Solideal PON 775 NMAS in 2017. UK and European users were introduced to Camso’s NMAS (non-marking anti-static) concept earlier this year with the introduction of a resilient-style forklift tyre. For those unfamiliar with its anti-static solution, Camso has now issued a ‘white paper’ document that sheds light on how NMAS products work.
It’s been a year since Camso launched the industry’s first non-marking anti-static (NMAS) forklift tyre, the Solideal PON 775 NMAS. The dominance of resilient tyres on UK and European forklift fleets means many in our part of the world are unable to use this press-on solution, but Camso has good news for these operators: It has now introduced a resilient NMAS forklift tyre, the Solideal RES Xtreme NMAS.
A full reengineering of steam generation equipment at the Trelleborg Wheel Systems plant in Sri Lanka will improve the facility’s environmental footprint as well as its production efficiency. Trelleborg is installing a new biomass boiler at the production site in Makola, near Colombo; it reports that work on this “major investment” has already begun, and the new process will be fully operational from June 2019.
Continental has become the exclusive tyre fitment on Toyota Material Handling’s flagship electric counterbalanced forklift truck range. All Toyota Traigo 80 forklift trucks ordered since 1 April 2018 come fitted with the Continental SC20+ solid tyre as standard.
Camso has unveiled the first patented anti-static forklift tyre designed to resolve the important safety issue of static electricity generated by non-marking tyres. The company will showcase its new Solideal PON 775 NMAS (Non-Marking Anti-Static) press-on tyre at the CeMat show later this month.
Three new Camso industrial pneumatic tyres have been introduced for forklift and ground support equipment applications. These are the Solideal Air 550, Air 570 and Air 561, tyres Camso says are aimed primarily at markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The Air 550, Air 570 and Air 561 respectively replace the Solideal ED Plus, Rib Lug and ZZ Rib.
A pair of new tyres have entered the Galaxy Yardmaster range. The size 250-15 NHS and 300-15 NHS fitments for forklifts are designed for high performance in medium intensity operations, and Alliance Tire Group says they can be distinguished by a strong casing with stiff sidewalls, which ensure pneumatic ride comfort and stability particularly during lifting operations.
ZC Rubber has established an OE supply relationship with Linde (China) Forklift Truck Corp., Ltd. supplying “premium OTR tyres for the forklifts in Linde”.
Linde (China), established in 1993, is the Asian R&D, manufacturing, sales and service base of Linde Material Handling, which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial forklift trucks, headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
Visions of pink elephants are said to trouble the inebriated, however the elephant that visitors to the historic French city of Nantes may encounter is very tangible and not at all pink. The Elephant of Nantes, as we’ve chosen to call it, is the creation of street theatre veterans François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, and it gains a mention here as, despite appearing to stride along on fully jointed legs, the giant pachyderm is propelled by – you guessed it – tyres.
To assist with the complex task of mounting tyres onto its tractors, Kubotas Rodgau contacted German-based forklift truck attachment manufacturer KAUP, to provide an efficient and safe solution to this industry-wide issue.
Kubota requested a material handling solution not only for the transportation and lifting of tyres, but also the handling of pallets to increase the efficiency of its forklift truck even further.