Now that you have all the information, it's time to order your forklift some new tires! Click here to fill out a quote request form and our tire specialist will reach out as soon as possible.

We carry and stock a variety of Smooth Black and Non-Marking Grey Michelin/Camso forklift tires. There are various tread types available including Solid and Air Pneumatic and Cushion tires.

Don't see what you're looking for? Give us a call and we can order your specific tires and schedule an appointment to get them pressed!

Xtreme 660 Series (Non-Marking & Black)

Maximum lifespan for high intensity applications.

The ultimate tire for high intensity use. The Solideal RES 660 runs at overall lower operating temperatures to withstand non-stop usage and high load environments. A high performing abrasion resistant tread rubber compound makes this tires the longest lasting tire in the industry.

Magnum 550 Series (Non-Marking & Black)

Maximum lifespan for medium intensity applications.

The standard in reliability and the longest lasting tire in the industry for medium intensity applications. It’s wide profile and flat footprint is designed to maximize life. Its large tread blocks and deep lugs serve to give the best traction, while delivering maximum stability.

AIR 550 (Black)

Superior durability, performance and comfort.

Combining a smooth, comfortable ride with great overall tire life. Thanks to its unique tread design, superior carcass strength and sidewall protection which makes it the lowest operating cost solution.

PON 550 (Non-Marking & Black)

Durability you can rely on.

Made with high-performance, natural rubber compounds. Resists chunking and cutting in the most demanding applications, while delivering maximum life and stability for medium intensity applications.

Although tires are an important component to the operation of the forklift, other options must be reviewed and considered before you make your purchase.

Forklift tires are available in three types: Cushion, Solid Pneumatic and Air Pneumatic.

Cushion Tires

Composed of solid rubber and are directly pressed onto the wheel. They sit lower to the ground and offer a smaller turning radius, which provides an advantage in maneuverability. Cushion Tires are primarily suited for indoor or paved applications use as they can struggle on uneven surfaces like gravel.

Pneumatic Tires (Solid)

Designed of solid rubber, much like a cushion tire and are the most common tire on the market today. Solid pneumatic tires are commonly used for a combination of indoor and outdoor applications. However, solid pneumatic tires do not offer the same comfortable ride a cushion tire does across paved surfaces. The initial investment is higher, but they are practically indestructible and have a very long life.

Pneumatic Tires (Air Filled)

Designed of rubber, but are air filled much like a car or truck tire. They have a deep tread and are made of strong, long-lasting rubber material. These tires are better for rough, outdoor terrain.

Replacing forklift tires often gets put off much longer than it should. If your forklift tires are in less than ideal condition, this can pose significant risks to your operators and equipment. Continuing to run your equipment on tires that need to be replaced can cause costly damage to your forklift, forks, chains or mast; create stability and safety risks.

When replacing forklift tires, it is not safe to replace just one tire. Due to the imbalance between tire heights, having various tire ages it can contribute to stability issues, skidding, and tip-overs. Similar to cars, both tires on one wheel axel should be replaced at the same time to maximize stability.

Here are 3 ways to tell when your forklift tires need replaced:

1. Tires worn to the wear line

Many pneumatic forklift tires have a wear line or a safety line marked on the tire. Over time, with normal use, the rubber on the tires will wear down. When you notice your forklift tires are getting close to this line, it’s a good idea to contact Norlift to order new tires. For cushion tires, the general rule is to replace your tires when they reach the top of the numbers (see above for an example).

2. Chunking, tearing, or cracking

Any chunking, tearing, or cracking discovered during your visual inspection indicates an immediate need for replacement. Tires showing this type of damage are unsafe to use and the lift truck should not be operated until the affected tire or tires have been replaced.

3. Flat spots or uneven wear

Flat spots or uneven wear on your forklift tires often indicate that sharp turns have repeatedly been taken under heavy load or aggressive braking. Forklift tires with flat spots or uneven wear should be replaced and the operators should receive operator safety training.

Whether you're the forklift operator or the plant manager. Having a basic understanding of forklift tires is essential to staying productive and efficient. The basic components of your forklift tires are:

  • Sidewall - shows important tire information like the tire brand, size, tire type, and wear line

  • Tread - Raised rubber that comes in contact with the ground

  • Rim - Metal portion of the wheel that holds the tire in place

Reading Press-On Tire Sizes

Press-on tire sizes are shown as the Outer Diameter (A) x Width (B) x Rim Diameter (C). An example would be: 16 x 6 x 10.5.

Reading Pneumatic or Solid Tire Sizes

Pneumatic or solid pneumatic tires sizes are noted as the Width (A) x Rim Diameter (B). An example would look like: 6.50 x 10.

Measuring Forklift Tire Sizes

If you need to measure your forklift tire size grab your average tape measure.

  1. Measure the outer diameter, picture the tire as a compass with north at the top of the tire. Make sure you’re placing the tape measure at the center of the tire and run the tape measure east to west.

  2. Measure the rim diameter, stay in the center of the tire but only extend the tape measure to each edge of the rim.

  3. Measure the width of the tire, simply position the tape measure on the part of the tire that would make contact with the ground and run the tape measure from edge to edge.

Remember, for press-on tires you need to measure the outer diameter, the width of the tire, and the rim diameter. For pneumatics or solid pneumatics measure the width and the rim size.




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