Kinds of Tires
Normally, cushion tires are solid tires that have no tread pattern. They are mainly designed to be utilized on smooth and solid surfaces, usually indoors. There are tread patterns available though, that are more suitable for various surface environments. The cushion tires are common on smooth warehouse floors and in similar applications.
Pneumatic tires however will require air and are made specially for loose surfaces on uneven ground. The pneumatic tire provides a higher ground clearance over solid tires. This raises the forklift's center of gravity and really lessens its rated lift capacity. More often than not, pneumatic tires are used in rough terrain surroundings because of their ability to navigate uneven surfaces in a smoother manner. Numerous construction sites and mining or agricultural applications depend on these tires so as to make certain the machine could travel as carefully and safe as possible.
Lift Capacity and Lift Height
In order to determine the capacity of the vehicle needed, it is essential to understand the maximum weight and dimensions of the loads you would be handling. Moreover, you must know the maximum fork height required to be able to rack or stack the loads. These factors, the lifting height as well as the load size, really affect the lift capacity of the truck. A bigger size load is able to move the vehicle's center of gravity and change the load combination. This decreases the equipment's lifting capacity and affects the height and the load being lifted. Using different attachments can also affect the overall capacity of the truck.
There are lots of different options of masts existing on the market. Like for instance, there are single, double, triple and quad, the numbers indicate how many stages or sections the mast has. In a variety of circumstances, you would not be required to make any choices since the lift height would dictate the type of mast you will get, however, in trucks with really high lift heights, you could have a choice.