The more screws you install, the better your traction (especially with small solid tires).
You’ll be driving your forklift in conditions you never thought possible. You’ll be able to plow snow on glare ice, and not just an inch or two. Traction will be enhanced by adding additional weight on the forks.
- Standard Grip provides excellent traction for plowing, yet enable you to drive inside. We’ve had no complaints about damage to concrete floors as they barely extend beyond the tires tread. (1/32″ – 1/16″) Standard Grip can make minor scratches to concrete surface treatment when new and the carbide is sharp.
- Super Grip (more aggressive than Standard Grip) will make minuscule chips to concrete floors, while either size can be used safely on asphalt.
You’ll be surprised with how well they work and impressed with how well they’re made. Of the two European manufacturers, ours have wider treads, so they don’t sink into the rubber or fall out. In fact, you’ll probably never lose one unless your tires wear out.
Tread Depth Minimum Requirements
11 mm or 7/16″ for Pneumatic Tires
20 mm or 3/4″ of Rubber for Solid Tires
How We Started Using Traction Screws
For years we ran emergency cables made for auto tires. We rigged them and they worked reasonably well. Although a bumpier ride than one would like.
During the time we were developing our original plow we contacted a cable manufacturer to have the cables made for forklifts. No one had a solution to the forklift traction problem. Then “CP” discovered these new traction screws made in Europe. “as soon as I saw them I knew.” CP says. “When I was a teen we studded the tires on our motorcycles with hex head sheet metal screws. The first time I thought I’d loose 1/2 of them. Not only didn’t they fall out, but they held when cornering on glare ice. It was like being on railroad tracks. Absolutely amazing!
Consequently we tried them on our forklift and haven’t looked back.
We’ve sold thousands to other forklift operators and not one complaint.
We are a National Distributor wholesaling to forklift companies throughout the US and Canada.
Installation is quite simple.
Traction screws can easily be screwed into the rubber treads using a variable speed drill. You have the option of leaving them in year round. (They are carbide tipped. We doubt you’ll wear them out.) As a second option, they are also easily removed when your winter season is over. (install = 1 hr per 27″ tall tire)
Here’s a few of our customers
What they're saying
“So far so good. We love the plow! Great traction and we’re thinking of buying a 2nd”Don-Nan Pump & SupplyRoosevelt, Utah
“They’re amazing. Just because of the layout of our tread we ended up using all but 17 of the studs so we have a few spares in case we lose some.”Vermont HardwoodsVermont, USA
“We just got a fresh coating of ice/snow last night. This would usually make loading trucks in the morning a much more difficult process. After installing the traction screws on one of our forklifts it performs like it’s on dry pavement. Definitely exceeded my expectations.”Binnewater Ice CoKingston, NY