Getting The Right Tyre Pressure For Your Sack Truck Wheels
One of the most important parts of any sack truck is its wheels. Not only do the wheels support the entirety of the load as well as the self-weight of the sack truck, they're also constantly moving and rotating on the axle.
To make sure your wheels are kept in good working condition, we recommend that tyre pressure is kept at the level often stated on the wheels. This pressure is commonly rated at 30psi, but may vary based on the tyre.
You may think that running your sack truck with deflated tyres is a good idea, however this causes a number of issues, the biggest being the reduction in load capacity. If a tyre is deflated, the maximum safe load is reduced, and it may even cause warping of the tyre, shortening it working life.
We always recommend regularly performing maintenance on your sack truck in order to keep it in safe operating condition, and tyre pressures are always one of the first things on the list.
An alternative to pressurised tyres is Polyethylene Blown Foam tyres, which instead of an air-filled inner tube use a foam internal fill. This kind of tyre often has the same capacity as air filled wheels as well as the same ride quality, however the blown foam cannot be punctured, and requires little to no maintenance. While they may be more expensive, these blown foam wheels can save a lot of time and money in the form of replacements due to punctures as well as time during maintenance.