Types of Tires
Cushion tires are usually considered solid tires with no tread pattern. These tires are made for indoor solid and smooth surfaces. There are tread patterns available however, which are a lot suitable for various surface environments. The cushion tires are popular on smooth warehouse floors and in similar applications.
However, pneumatic tires require air and have been specifically made for outdoor use on loose surfaces and uneven ground. Pneumatic truck tires have higher ground clearance also. This raises the forklift's center of gravity and greatly reduces its rated lift capacity. Most often, pneumatic tires are used in rough terrain surroundings due to their ability to navigate uneven surfaces in a smoother manner. A lot of agricultural or mining applications and construction sites rely on these tires so as to make certain the machine could travel as safe and carefully as possible.
Lift height and Lift Capacity
In order to determine the capacity of the vehicle needed, it is vital to know the maximum weight and dimensions of the loads you will be handling. Also, you must know the maximum fork height needed in order to stack or rack the loads. These factors, the lifting height and the load size, really affect the truck's lifting capacity. A bigger size load can move the center of gravity of the vehicle and change the load combination. This reduces the lifting capacity of the equipment and affects the load being lifted and the height. Using various kinds of attachments could also affect the overall capacity of the truck.
There are many different options of masts offered on the market. For example, there are quad, triple, double or single, the numbers indicate how many stages or sections the mast has. In different circumstances, you would not be required to make any choices as the lift height will dictate the type of mast you would get, however, in trucks with very high lift heights, you could have a choice.