Industrial logistical operations create numerous challenges for machinery operating in this environment and especially for the tires that equip them. Goods transport and handling require absolute stability, traction, significant load capacity and, last but not least, a high level of driving comfort. But above all, it is essential that the tires guarantee considerable strength and robustness: especially when it comes to logistical operations, replacing a tire due to damage or puncture would require not only new investment, but would cause vehicle downtime that affects productivity.
In addition, the design of industrial vehicles, including forklifts, is progressing rapidly, with increasingly hi-tech products. To meet the needs and challenges of a continually evolving sector, BKT is constantly engaged in the design of industrial solutions that guarantee users the best possible performance and are suitable for increasingly sophisticated machinery. For this reason, the Indian brand is developing new compounds that are highly resistant to cutting and tearing, as well as ultra-heat compounds that can transport heavy loads and at the same time maintain an excellent TKPH (the average ratio between the weight transported by the machine and the km/h).
Among the main tire ranges designed by BKT to improve the performance of modern forklifts the MAGLIFT line certainly stands out, guaranteeing the best performance in terms of safety and load capacity, while at the same time ensuring excellent load distribution and stability. It is a highly resistant solid tire designed to mitigate the risk of dangerous slippage even in the most extreme conditions, thanks to the steel wires that reinforce the structure of the product. MAGLIFT tires are characterized by a special compound that makes them particularly resistant to wear and tear and cuts. In addition, in order to ensure the comfort of operators, a softer compound has been inserted in the central part of the tire section offering excellent driving comfort.
MAGLIFT ECO is the tire equipped with steel wires incorporated in the bead that offer maximum traction and prevent any type of slippage.
In addition, it is made with two layers of rubber compound and has a special shape and very wide lugs to guarantee outstanding stability and excellent load distribution. Among its distinctive features there is also the special rim guard designed to protect it against damage and dents. Low rolling resistance and high resistance to overheating guarantee maximum efficiency. MAGLIFT ECO is available in the standard and “LIP” versions, the latter with an asymmetric bead to avoid having to add flanges.
MAGLIFT PREMIUM has instead been designed for forklifts used for the toughest operations and comes with an extra deep tread to guarantee a long-life cycle. Thanks to the particular design of the tread, this tire enables operators to count on excellent steering control and great forward and lateral traction. The central grooving of the tread ensures low rolling resistance. Available in both standard and “LIP” versions.
Besides MAGLIFT, a particularly high performing solution designed for forklifts is also LIFTMAX LM 81, the tire with an All Steel structure that guarantees maximum strength and robustness to the casing and low rolling resistance that translates into lower operating costs and a longer life cycle for the tire. LIFTMAX LM 81 ensures excellent driving comfort, especially on long routes, essential for this type of activity and exceptional stability even at high speeds.
These specific products for forklifts join an already very rich range dedicated to machinery and vehicles that carry out loading, compaction, construction, recycling, logistics, industrial and port handling, municipality, excavation, transport and intermodal transport operations.
BKT’s goal has always been to respond to the numerous and different needs of its users, by providing the right and specific tire