The KION Group, which has Linde and STILL forklifts in its stable, has selected Trelleborg Wheel Systems as preferred main supplier for non-marking tyres in the European market.
The premium range of Trelleborg’s non-marking resilient solid tyres for the fleets of the KION Group features the Pit Stop Line, a revolutionary solution providing an unmissable visual indicator when a tyre needs replacing. Once a tyre has worn down to a point when there are about 100 hours of tyre life left, a bright orange line appears on its surface. The replacement tyres can then be fitted at the most convenient time. As a true innovation, says the company, it has the potential to have a transformational effect on forklift operations, helping to minimize downtime, tyre waste and whole life costs.
Also available for the truck fleets of the KION Group are the new ProTEX tyres made of a 100% nonmarking electrically conducting compound engineered for use on counterbalanced forklift trucks operating in potentially explosive environments. ProTEX is compliant with EN1755 safety regulations and safer than fixed earthing strips. The tyre can be used safely on material handling equipment applications where this is flammable gas, vapour, or dust.