AWP Tires: Options & Best Practises

Tires are the only connection between the machine and the terrain, it is therefore critical to ensure that they are safe, reliable and performance-worthy anytime & every time. This is of even greater importance for tires fitted on aerial equipment such boom lifts, scissor lifts, telehandlers etc. Furthermore, tire related costs are usually among the top five operating costs for most industrial equipment.

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Spending a few minutes to evaluate various tire options (see table 1) and selecting the right tire to ensure all user needs are met will increase your machine’s uptime; improve your rental customer’s jobsite performance and reduce the total cost of ownership.

On-time project completion, regardless of its size and scope, ranks high among the success factors for rental companies & contractors, as delays result in immediate cost overruns and the loss of future business opportunities.

Based on customer feedback, Trident has developed a complete range of Traxter branded low profile solid tires specially designed for all types of elevated work platforms ranging from 20’ rough terrain scissors to 150’ boom lifts that are flat proof tires, long lasting and have very low lifetime ownership costs.

Traxter solid tires offer users several additional advantages over foam filled pneumatics at no additional cost. Besides being 100% flat proof, these have high damage resistance, deeper treads for better traction & a long service life. The lower sidewall flex eliminates the bouncy ride typically associated with foam filled tires.

Foam filling of tires requires a turnaround of between 4 to 6 days, whereas Traxter solid tires supplied as ready to fit assemblies for quick & easy fitment on site. This further reduces downtime & improves machine utilisation and capital efficiency.

Table 1

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