Select Pneumatic Forklift Tire By Size
Find the best pneumatic tires for your forklift. Below are selections of the most common pneumatic tire sizes. Click on the sizes to see what tire options we offer. For a full list of tire sizes, see the chart at the bottom of the page.
Pneumatic Forklift Tire Specifications
|Load Capacity @16 mph (lbs.)|
|Size||Rim Width||OD (in.)||Section Width (in.)||Drive||Steer||Weight (lbs.)|
|Click on size for tire options offered|
|9" Wheel top|
|10" Wheel top|
|12" Wheel top|
|15" Wheel top|
|16" Wheel top|
|20" Wheel top|
Data may vary by manufacturer, ply rating and compound. Information is provided as a general guide only. If size is not listed, please call toll-free 604-265-1118.
Pneumatic Forklift Tire Types
Pneumatic forklift tires come in two types, Bias Pneumatic Forklift Tire and Radial Pneumatic Forklift Tire.
Bias Pneumatic Forklift Tire
Bias tire (or cross ply) construction utilizes nylon or kevlar ply cords that extend diagonally from bead to bead. Many industrial tires are bias-based as they are economical. These come in different qualities and ply rates (nylon cords overlapping in layers or plys). Heavier ply ratings often lead to longer tire life and better flat resistance (thicker material).
The advantages of bias tires over radial ply:
- More economic that radial tires
- Bias tires are best for short transit runs at lower speeds
- Bias (or cross-ply) allows the entire tire body to flex easily, providing a smooth ride on rough surfaces
- More tread options including standard, extra deep, rib and smooth treads
- Often available in a non-marking compound
Radial Pneumatic Forklift Tire
Radial ply tires and often made of steel cords wrapped 90 degrees to the direction of travel or radially from the center of the tire. Radial tires are ideal for high speed, long runs over smooth hard surfaces (like a lumber yard).
The advantages of radial tires over bias ply:
- Flexible sidewalls
- Reduced fuel consumption (less rolling resistance)
- A softer ride due to flex of the sidewalls. At lower speeds radial-ply tires ride roughly over uneven ground, potholes and expansion joints
- More stable contact with the surface
- Steel cords are in tougher than nylon
- Longer Tread Life
- Less heat generation leading to longer tire life