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What's the Big Deal About Worn Tires?

Material Handling Best Practices, Tips, Information and More from Toyota

worn tireCut costs. Lessen expenses. Leverage existing resources. We’ve all heard the directives and when you have lots of expenses, as most businesses do, you may ask yourself whether or not worn tires are really that big of a deal. After all, despite having worn tires, the forklift still works just fine, right?

Wrong.

Worn tires are a safety hazard for forklift operators and anyone else around the forklift. In fact, when forklift tires are worn, the forklift load capacity can be reduced by as much as 50 percent. Blow outs and shredding are a huge deal, particularly if traveling with a heavy load. Depending on your application, worn tires can lead to tipovers, dropped loads, property damage and personal injury.

If your tires are less than the industry standard of one-third the original rubber height and an accident occurs because of the tires, you can be held liable for all expenses, including medical as well as regulatory fines.

When it’s time to replace your forklift’s tires, it’s not a cost you want to cut. Visit your local Toyota forklift Dealer, every time.

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