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General Questions

  1. Does Tyre Fill increase load carrying capacity?
  2. Which tyres can be puncture proofed using tyre fill?
  3. Can resilient (solid) tyres be fitted to all types of equipment?
  4. What are the benefits of smooth forklift tyres?
  5. What is the difference between a white non marking tyre and grey non marking tyre?
  6. How was rubber discovered?

1. Does Tyre Fill increase load carrying capacity?

No, tyre filling only replaced the air within a tyre. Load carrying capacity is derived from the tyre size and inflation pressure.

2. Which tyres can be puncture proofed using tyre fill?

Any off-highway tyres on vehicles which will never exceed 60 kph can be filled. A range of different compounds can be used promoting a softer ride or a heavy duty resistance.

3. Can resilient (solid) tyres be fitted to all types of equipment?

Equipment wheels with removable flanges or lock rings can usually accomodate resilient (solid rubber) tyres. There are a number of options and Bearcat can also manufacture rims to suit a solid tyre fitment.

4. What are the benefits of smooth forklift tyres?

Depending on the application – smooth tyres tend to last longer. The flat surface can also help with stability when carrying extreme loads. More footprint also can assist lower rolling resistance and less tyre fatigue.

5. What is the difference between a white non marking tyre and grey non marking tyre?

Both grey and white tyres are manufactured to basically stop black marks on clean floors. Depending on the brand the tyre can be white or grey but they both serve the same purpose.

6. How was rubber discovered?

The origins are traced back to 1770 when an English chemist named Joseph Priestly found a material in which he could remove pencil marks from paper. He called it “rubber”.