Camso Unveils 5 Tires for Forklifts and Skid Steers
Camso Inc., formerly Camoplast Solideal, has added three forklift tires and two skid steer tires to its product portfolio.
The company says the new forklift tires are designed to help lower the operating cost of a forklift. The new tires are the Solideal RES 660 Xtreme series, the Solideal RES 550 Magnum series and the Solideal RES 330 series.
For skid steer operators, the Camso SKS 753 provides versatility and optimal durability on mixed and hard surfaces, while the Camso SKS 532 delivers superior traction on soft soil surfaces, according to the company. Details on the products follow.
3 New Forklift Tires
The Solideal RES lineup is a response to the need to lower operating costs. “Our new industry-leading Solideal RES tires provide maximum lifespan within an array of different application intensities so fleet managers can optimize their investment,” says Erick Bellefleur, product line executive director – material handling for Camso.
How quickly a tire wears is dependent on a number of criteria; some of which include how much load a vehicle carries, how far it travels, the number of hours it works, driver behavior, and floor type.
In designing the new Solideal RES line-up, Camso spent thousands of hours evaluating the criteria to enable them to design a tire that would last longer and stand up to the elements that contribute to premature tire failure, according to Bellefleur. “Our research and testing allowed us to find a way to build a stronger series of resilient tires,” he says.
Solideal RES 660 Xtreme Series
The Solideal RES 660 is highly resistant to heat due to its performance compounds and low rolling resistance. It is designed for very intense applications with long runs, heavy lifting, and minimal forklift idle time. Its wide profile increases stability in corners and lifting loads. The continuous centre lug minimizes vibrations for a smoother ride.
Solideal RES 550 Magnum Series
The Solideal RES 550, is the ideal choice for applications requiring medium to and heavy loads, but do not operate 24/7. Stability and safety are assured by its wide profile, large footprint and deep lugs. These features also improve tire traction on rough surfaces.
Solideal RES 330 Series
The Solideal RES 330 is ideally suited for machines running in confined spaces on an intermittent basis. For this type of application, the RES 330 is the longest-lasting tire in the industry and offers the lowest operating cost solution.
The new forklift tires are currently available for purchase in the North American market and will be available on November 22 for European, Middle-East and African customers.
2 New Skid Steer Tires
The Camso Camso SKS 753 and Camso SKS 532 are the fourth and fifth skid steer tire Camso has launched since January 2015. All are built with features that increase tire performance and overall durability, according to the company.
Camso SKS 753
The company says the Camso SKS 753 is a bias-ply, pneumatic tire that is the perfect tire for rental fleets and other mixed and hard surfaces. Its innovative, non-directional tread pattern optimizes durability and versatility. Its high lug-to-void ratio provides excellent wear and puncture resistance on hard surfaces, while its stepped shoulder lugs improve traction on softer surfaces. The Camso SKS 753 is the next-generation of the well-known Solideal Hauler SKZ and will out-last it by 30%.
Camso SKS 532
Designed for optimum performance on general-duty, mixed-soft surfaces like construction and landscaping applications, the bias-ply Camso SKS 532 improves both traction and durability with its extra-deep directional tread and curved lugs. Camso says its unique stepped tread pattern provides excellent mud clean out and comes with a void guard to reinforce and protect the carcass to prevent punctures and minimize flats. The Camso SKS 532 surpasses its predecessor, the Solideal Xtra Wall, with 30% longer life.
To protect against sidewall damage, both new tires incorporate Camso’s reverse sidewall design with impact guard to deflect objects and debris away from the tire. This feature better protects the product from sidewall damage working to extend its life, and ultimately, contributes to a lower operating cost solution.
The new skid steer tires are currently available for purchase in the North American market and will be available on November 22 for European, Middle-East and African customers.
As construction applications become more specialized so should the tires that work in them, according to Mike Dembe, product management director, North America and Latin America – construction. “We believe productivity and profitability can be maximized when you choose the right tire for your application,” he says. “Beyond offering the widest range of tires, over-the-tire (OTT) and rubber tracks, having the best solution to suit any particular application is what is really driving us.”