Lift truck fleets used in building material yards and distribution centres have special needs:
The equipment and tyres are put under intense use with long runs, loaded and unloaded, on finished as well as unfinished surfaces. The yards and distribution centres are usually littered with fragments of building materials such as pieces of wood, skid parts and strapping as well as plastic wrap. As a result the tyres need to be cut and chunk resistant. Also important is the shock absorption, whether it’s solid or pneumatic tyres in use. Carrying loads of drywall, wood or other building materials over uneven surfaces can cause product damage. The tyres must contribute to protecting the load, equipment and operator.
The majority of the equipment used is in the 2500 to 4000 kgs capacity range and are diesel powered.
Due to the natural rubber compound the Continental SC20 Mileage+ offers exceptionally low rolling resistance, low heat build up and high abrasion resistance. This relates to extended tyre life and reduced cost per hour (more hours in between tire changes and lower fuel consumption). Combined with that is the soft ride offered due to the 3-stage construction of the tyre. The softer ride relates to greater protection for the machine, loads carried and operating surface.
IC40 Extra Deep
The wide, flat tread faces of Continental's IC40 Extra Deep provide for traction and extended wear over a standard cross-ply tyre. The deep tread and thick sidewall provide protection against cuts, tears and flat tyres.
ContiRV20 and ContiRT20 offer exceptionally low rolling resistance, low heat build up, tubeless capabilities when combined with the TSR system and deep treads for extended tread life. The radial tyre construction also means flat tyres are substantially reduced over cross ply pneumatic tyres.
MPT81, MPT80 and MPT70E
To see the Continental tyres in use, download the movie: ContiRT20 at Weyerhaeuser Company or CSP Construction.