Trelleborg Wheel Systems has launched the PS1000, which it calls its leading-edge tyre solution for material handling applications. More than just a tyre: it is a next-generation, superior-quality, press-on solid forklift tyre incorporating the Pit Stop Line innovation, specialized compounds and a new design to guarantee uptime, efficiency and safety for operators, while reducing total cost of ownership and environmental impact.
Lorenzo Ciferri, VP of Marketing and Communications at Trelleborg Wheel Systems says: “The PS1000 is an exciting first for Trelleborg and the tyre industry. We have integrated our Pit Stop Line innovation into a press-on solid tyre for maximum performance, comfort, and service life. Our studies show that the PS1000 lasts up to 30% more than other tyres on the market, which results in a very low cost of ownership per hour.”
The PS1000 boasts two layers of compounds in its internal construction. One compound enhances comfort, guarantees low rolling resistance, and reduces heat build-up for maximum uptime, while the other ensures long tyre life. With the addition of the Pit Stop Line innovation, customers can save time and money by avoiding early tyre replacement and unnecessary downtime. When the Pit Stop Line’s highly visible orange band appears on the tyre, this indicates that the tyre has approximately 100 hours of life remaining, so operators and fleet managers know with 100% accuracy when their tyres need replacing.
Featuring a two-tread pattern, the PS1000 comes in both smooth and traction versions. The smooth version offers excellent stability and comfort, as well as maximum service life thanks to its extra-deep tread and innovative cushion compound, along with its unique concave sidewall shape. The traction version offers the same features, but with higher traction to optimize performance in wet conditions.
Both the smooth and traction versions can be produced in different compounds – multipurpose, non-marking, electrically conductive, ProHD or Protex – making the tyres suitable for numerous applications. They will be available on the global market in the coming months, starting with the smooth version in September 2020, followed by the traction version in the first quarter of 2021.
Lorenzo Ciferri adds: “Material handling tyres are the wheels that keep today’s fast-paced supply chains moving for growing, global industries. The key features of the PS1000 translate into superior performance for material handling professional users, ensuring safety, stability and productivity in various applications.”