Magog, April 28, 2020
- Camso's Solideal RES 550 Magnum series
and Hauler LT
tires have proven to offer double the tire life when compared to competition tires at a client location in New Zealand.
The client, an equipment dealer working in the automotive and metal production industry, was seeking a solution that offers maximal tire life and the lowest operating cost solution.
Premature wear due to high intensity application
||Heavy industry, Automotive, Metal production|
||Manufacturing / industries|
||Uneven, tar sealant, with smooth areas in-between|
Clark Equipment New Zealand, based out of Auckland, had been dealing with a competitor's tire solution for many years. Their Omega 16T forklifts, which cart four 3-ton steel rolled barrels at a time, were fitted with foam-filled tires on the drive positions and resilients on the steer positions.
After six months of operation, the tires started to fail: they showed premature wear and were starting to peel and break apart. Main causes of damage to the tires were the severe conditions on the site and operator behavior. Needless to say the customer was not very pleased with this outcome.
Finding a solution to resolve wear issues
Clark Equipment New Zealand approached Camso and asked them to assist with the tire issues. The Camso experts inspected all the machines and suggested to fit the forklifts with foam-filled Solideal Hauler LT Pneumatics on the drive positions and with a set of resilient Solideal RES 550 Magnum on the steer positions.
After a year of operations, the Camso tires
are still running and the customer is pleased with the results: in addition to reducing downtime, they were able to reduce costs of operations. At the time of the inspection, the drive tires still looked in great condition and the steer tires are doing well under the severe conditions they are operating in.
Results of the field test demonstrate that the Solideal RES 550 Magnum series and Hauler LT tires deliver on Camso's commitment to providing customers with the lowest operating cost solution for their applications.
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who devote 100% of their effort to 11% of the global tire and track market - the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centres and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso supplies its products to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) under the names Camso and Solideal, and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network. Visit camso.co.