Your business must maintain time and efficiency when it comes to material handling operations. Ensuring your forklift tires are in good condition improves productivity and safety. Fitzgerald Equipment Company has over 61 years of industry experience, providing customers with the best-in-class material handling products at competitive prices. Our experienced team will recommend the ideal tires to boost your performance.
Your Source for Forklift Tires in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin
At Fitzgerald Equipment Company, we'll evaluate your needs to identify which forklift tires will increase operational efficiency and minimize downtime. We'll also guide you to get the most out of your new tires.
Types of Forklift Tires We Carry
There are two primary types of tires for forklifts — pneumatic and cushion tires. The designs are distinct, and the correct type for you depends on lifting operations and the terrain your forklift will travel. Fitzgerald Equipment Company offers a range of traction, smooth and custom compound tires to meet your needs.
Pneumatic tires, also called traction tires, offer excellent performance and versatility across various applications. These tires have a superior grip on multiple terrains, making them suited for construction sites, outdoor warehouses, lumber yards and other outdoor environments.
Pneumatic tires have varying designs, including air-filled, foam-filled or solid rubber designs, and they sit higher off the ground than cushion tires.
Cushion tires, also called smooth forklift tires, have rubber that is securely fitted around a metal band. These tires enable a smaller turning radius, making them mobile and suited for smaller spaces.
Smooth tires are more cost-effective than pneumatic tires but have less traction. They are best suited for inside applications such as warehouses and loading docks but can be used outdoors on hard surfaces.
Custom Compound Forklift Tires
Traditional tires are typically suitable for industrial applications, but some specialized operations may need custom tires to improve operational efficiency or safety. Our selection of custom forklift tires includes:
- Fiberglass and walnut shell impregnated tires.
- Static-resistant tires.
- Siped tires.
- Polyurethane tires.
- Non-marking rubber tires.
Benefits of Proper Forklift Tires
Forklift tires have a lot riding on them. Having the best tires for your application and environment can significantly improve your bottom line. The benefits of proper tires include:
- Safer operations: Having the correct tires for your terrain and environment makes the job safer for your staff and your machinery, reducing the risk of injury or damage.
- Less downtime: Getting the right tires prevents unplanned downtime that could cost you more than new tires over time.
- Increased productivity: Proper forklift tires boost operational efficiency, reduce fuel costs and help you complete jobs faster.
Quality Forklift Tires for Sale at Fitzgerald Equipment Company
Fitzgerald Equipment Company is a family-owned business that has been operating since 1962. We provide quality forklift tires, handling products and best-in-class service. Our expert team can advise you on the correct tires for your needs and how to extend your tires' life span, saving you money.