If you’re a retailer who relies on forklifts to stock shelves and maintain your storefront inventory, you know how difficult it can be to keep pristine floors when forklifts are involved. The success of your business is tied to its visual appeal. Your customers expect a clean and visually enticing storefront, but traditional forklift tires often leave tread marks even when operators are careful.
So how do you balance the needs of your customers with the need for equipment to stock your shelves? Simple — solid non-marking tires allow your forklift operators to work without worrying about leaving black marks on your flooring.
What Are Solid Non-Marking Tires?
Solid non-marking tires are press on forklift tires made with silica or chalk instead of the soot normally mixed into tires to prevent wear. In addition to the silica, anti-oxidants are also added for UV protection similar to regular forklift tires.
Unlike standard forklift tires, non-marking forklift tires come in white or grey instead of black and are specifically designed for environments that require forklifts to operate without marking the floor. Non-marking tires are available for pneumatic or cushion tire forklifts.
How Much Do Non-Marking Forklift Tires Cost?
Prices for solid non-marking tires vary, but they are typically more expensive than standard forklift tires. Most retail owners find that the value added offsets the cost when you factor in the reduction in cleaning expenses.
Do Non-Marking Forklift Tires Require Additional Maintenance?
Non-marking forklift tires don’t require any additional maintenance, but they do wear about 25% faster than standard tires. Operators should watch for cracks or chunking as part of their daily forklift inspection.
Ready to purchase non-marking forklift tires or need other forklift parts? Call at 800-794-5438 or stop by the Parts Department atToyota Material Handling Solutions.