Solid Pneumatic vs. Press-On Tires
Solid press-on band tires have a metal band bonded into the rim base of the tire. There are three primary advantages of this design:
Solid press-on band tires are primarily used in indoor warehouse/distribution type applications. The disadvantage for these tires is that the ride quality is severely degraded and could potentially cause driver injuries. Also, not all machines can utilize press-on tires. If your machine comes with pneumatic (air) tires, it can be very costly to convert to press-on tires.
Solid Pneumatics, sometimes called Resilient Tires, are solid tires designed like a regular industrial air tire (Bias Tire) but retain the solid core properties of a press-on solid tire. The primary advantages for this design are:
You can use solid pneumatics for both indoor and outdoor applications. The only real disadvantage for solid pneumatic tires is that their durability is not as strong compared to press-on tires. Although rare, since there is no base steel band, there is a small chance for the wheel to slip on the tire if it is not built correctly.
There are various applications out there, so we try our best to stock as many tires for as many scenarios as we can for our customers. Our goal is to be a One-Stop-Shop for all your Industrial Tire needs, from solid press-on tires to solid pneumatics and pneumatic tires. So if you have any questions, please feel to reach out to us any time.