Generally, cushion tires are solid tires that have no tread pattern. They are mostly designed to be used on smooth and solid surfaces, normally indoors. There are tread patterns available though, that are more suitable for various surface environments. The cushion tires are popular on smooth warehouse floors and in similar applications.
Pneumatic tires on the other hand would require air and are designed specially for loose surfaces on uneven ground. The pneumatic tire provides a higher ground clearance over solid tires. This raises the forklift's center of gravity and greatly lessens its rated lift capacity. More often than not, pneumatic tires are used in rough terrain environments due to their ability to navigate uneven surfaces in a smoother manner. Numerous construction sites and mining or agricultural applications depend on these tires in order to make sure the machine can travel as carefully and safe as possible.
Lift height and Lift Capacity
In order to determine the capacity of the vehicle needed, it is important to know the maximum weight and dimensions of the loads you would be handling. Additionally, you should know the maximum fork height needed so as to rack or stack the loads. These factors, the load size and the lifting height, greatly affect the truck's lifting capacity. A larger size load can move the vehicle's center of gravity and change the load combination. This decreases the machine's lifting capacity and affects the load being lifted and the height. Utilizing different types of attachments could also affect the truck's overall capacity.
There are lots of different choices of masts existing on the market. Like for instance, there are single, double, triple and quad, the numbers indicate how many stages or sections the mast has. In various circumstances, you will not be needed to make any choices since the lift height would dictate the kind of mast you would get, although, in trucks with really high lift heights, you can have a choice.