When do I replace a tire?
•For solid resilient tires: as long as the safety line, marked on the sidewall of the tire by "60 J" is not reached. •For press-on solid tires: as long as one third of the total rubber height has not worn (or as long as 2/3rd of the rubber section height is still available). •For industrial pneumatic tires with pattern: as long as tread lugs are available in the center part of the tire. Remark : a tire should be replaced if damaged beyond safe usable condition. Consult a Solideal tire specialist if you are unsure.
To what standards are tires and wheels produced?
All tires and wheels produced by Camoplast Solideal, conform in all respects, on designation, marking, geometry, load carrying capacities and inflation pressures, to the requirements of the European Tire and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO) recommendations. In case certain sizes are not mentioned in the ETRTO manual, we follow the TRA (Tire and Rim Association) or JATMA (the Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association) recommendations.
Why would I buy Grey Non-marking tires?
Non-marking tires are made to eliminate black marks on the floors. Grocery or food processing plants are required to use them. The biggest drawback to non-marking tires is that the carbon black is removed which results in a shorter lifespan of the tire. Due to the high electrical resistance of Non Marking compounds these products might require a conductive strip on the equipment and are absolutely unsuitable in explosive hazardous environments. Non-marking tires are available in solid, pneumatic, and cushion.
Can tires operate on an oil contaminated floor?
All SOLIDEAL tires are basically not resistant to oil. However, this is purely theoretical and concerns applications with continuous oil contact, such as hydraulic hoses or seals. Out of experience, we can state following for tires in industrial applications: There is no problem or risk at all: •for applications with incidental oil contamination, as due to the driving the tires will clean themselves. •for applications with a considerable amount of oil or grease on the floor and a regular contact with the tires, a reduction of the life is most expectable. We found however in several similar applications that the life of non-resistant tires and definitely the cost per hour is still better than with the so-called and very expensive Oil Proof qualities. The reason for this is that the life of Oil Proof tires on normal non-contaminated floors is considerably lower than the life of normal tread compounds. As general conclusion, we can state that our tires can be used on oil contaminated floors, taking into account that: •regular cleaning of the tires with soap or solvent is recommendable •the life will be reduced, depending on frequency of contamination and cleaning.
How many hours will my tires last and what is affecting their performance?
Life depends on a lot of external parameters, such as : •Load on tire (this is not only the maximum applied load, but mainly the average load) •Inflation pressure •Ambient temperature •Floor conditions •Chemicals and oils on the surface •Yard conditions "“ turnings (axial forces), distances •Application conditions : loaded 50% - unloaded 50% •Driving and braking torque's (driver style and installed power) •Type of machine