Construction | Product insight | 02.11.21

How to optimize the performance of your telehandlers with the right tire technologies

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Telescopic handlers or telehandlers are versatile vehicles that can be found working in a wide variety of applications and industries, from lifting materials on construction sites to carrying cattle feed on farmland. They’re also quite popular among construction rental fleets in North America and Europe.

One of the biggest challenges fleet managers or telehandler owners have to deal with is ensuring maximal uptime of their equipment while it’s out working in the field. For rentals, uptime has a direct impact on customer experience: clients want to get the bang for their buck when they rent equipment. Given how fast paced the construction industry is, there’s simply no time or budget to have machines stopped and waiting to be serviced.

While they are easy to overlook, tires play an essential role when it comes to safety and uptime. Luckily, they are typically included in routine fleet maintenance. Overlooking tires can prove costly, not only when it comes to uptime, but also in terms of machine performance, since they are the point of contact that transmits power, traction and steering to the working surface. Furthermore, given that construction equipment like telescopic handlers don’t have a suspension, tires act as the cushion between the work surface and the machine. This can also impact on operator comfort.

Working in all types of applications and on different work surfaces: our technology and application guide for telehandlers

Pneumatics: Pneumatic telehandler tire solutions ensure off-road traction and durability for operations on mixed soft surfaces. Deep traction tread and protective features maximize durability in softer conditions.

  • TLH 753: Unparalleled in versatility and durability
  • TLH 732+: Ultimate off-road traction and durability
  • TLH 532: High quality for standard duty

Foam-filled pneumatics: Flat-proof your operations at minimal cost with advanced polyurethane tire filling. Polyurethane filled tires eliminate flats and provide stable, consistent cushioning for great machine performance. All the tires mentioned above are available as a foam-filled model as well.

Solids: The tire solutions of choice to maximize telehandler uptime and productivity in any working conditions. Ensure flat-free operations and maximal service life – all without compromising on stability, strength, and operator comfort (look for triangle apertures).

  • TLH 792S: Extreme-duty flat-free tire solution
  • TLH 592S: Flat-free performance and value

Not quite sure if you should go for solid or foam-filled tires for your fleet of rental telescopic handlers? We wrote a nice little article that explains the seven factors to look at when choosing tires for your fleet.

We truly hope this guide helps you better understand our product range for telehandlers! For more information on our construction tires and tracks, visit our website. To learn more about telehandler solutions, our dedicated webpage for telehandler tires or your local dealer for product availability in your area.

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