MAGOG, Quebec — Off-road tire/track specialist Camso Ltd. has upgraded its "Solideal AIR" pneumatic industrial tire line for forklifts and ground-support equipment with three new products.
The new tires — Solideal AIR 550, 570 and 561 — are aimed primarily at markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa where pneumatics play a larger role in the targeted market segments, Camso said, but will also be available to customers in the Americas.
The new products replace the Solideal ED Plus, RIB LUG and ZZ RIB tires in Camso's product lineup, offering greater durability and performance without compromising price, the Magog-based company said.
They strengthen Camso's pneumatic tire lineup to offer customers the best performance at the lowest operating cost. Asia is a huge market for pneumatic industrial tires for a number of reasons, Camso said, such as the floor conditions and longer-distance operations, while the U.S. tends to favor solid tires for thse applications.
The Solideal AIR 550 provides superior durability and lower operating costs in general forklift operations, Camso said. Its thick sidewall and heavy-duty carcass offer greater puncture resistance and protection against flat tires, it said.
The AIR 550 will offer 80-percent longer life than its predecessor, the Solideal ED Plus, according to Camso.
The Solideal AIR 570 uses low rolling-resistance compounds to optimize the energy efficiency of electric forklifts, Camso said. Its flat tread profile enhances stability, while its smooth continuous center lug reduces vibration and enhances steerability, it said.
The AIR 570 offers 30-percent longer tread life than the Solideal RIB LUG, which it replaces, the company said.
The Solideal AIR 561 lowers the operating costs of ground support equipment such as baggage and aircraft tow tractors, according to Camso.
The AIR 561 offers 12-percent better stability, 10-percent better energy efficiency and double the tread life of the Solideal ZZ RIB, which it replaces, the company said.
The new tires range in size from 8 to 20 inches, with more than 40 combinations of sizes and ply ratings for the AIR 550, Camso said.
For more information about the new tires, visit air.camso.co.