MAGOG, Quebec — Camso Ltd. has introduced the TLH 592S, a solid tire for telehandlers that are leased to construction sites and other users.
With this new tire, Camso consolidates its telehandler product range, which includes two grades of solid tires and multiple pneumatic tires.
The Camso TLH 592S was developed to help rental companies provide clients with a safe solution throughout the lease period, the company said.
"Although they are getting more versatile given the different attachments available, to this day, the most common application is on construction sites where the telehandlers use forks to move and lift loads at various heights, often on unstable and unfinished surface conditions," the company said.
"Nowadays, most telehandlers coming out of the OEM factories are purchased by rental companies. On one hand, rental companies need to maximize their profit, while on the other hand, they must provide the best and most productive solutions to their customers," said Dominic Gosselin, product manager, Americas – construction tires.
"Since the introduction of premium solutions like the Camso TLH 792S, we've been able to demonstrate how solid tires improve productivity and provide a better return on investment for machines that are heavily used for several years. But this doesn't mean a premium solution necessarily is the right solution every time."
In some rental yards, there is a lower utilization rate on telehandlers while in others, the machines will be replaced and sold to auctions shortly, he said, noting the Camso TLH 592S can be a more affordable solution for such clients, without compromising on requirements such as maximum stability, flat resistance and service life.
"Even though telehandler owners know solid tires are more sustainable and robust, their price can remain a constraint to switching their machines to solid solutions. Now, with our two different grades of solid telehandler tires, we believe rental and construction companies will be able to gain in productivity and in safety," Mr. Gosselin said.
The Camso TLH 592S is available in sizes 13.00 and 14.00-24.
The tire features patented triangular aperture geometry for optimized stability, strength and comfort; the solid tire technology is puncture-proof solution; and its extra-deep directional tread design offers optimal service life, cuts and chunking resistance, and improved traction, the company said.