Best Traction Screws for Forklift Tires
Use on Pneumatic Tires
Carbide Tipped Screws
Use on Solid Tires
No Bumpy Ride – Great Traction – Drive Inside and Out
Traction Screws beat Forklift Tire Chains for Snow Removal!
We offer the best traction screws for forklift tires on the market with TWO recommended sizes.
- #1200 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″) #1200 can make minor scratches to concrete surface treatment when new and the carbide is sharp.
- #1600 (a bit more aggressive) will chip concrete floors, while either size can be used safely on asphalt.
You’ll be surprised with how well they work (as seen in our video) and impressed with how well they’re made. Of the two European manufacturers, ours have wider threads, so they don’t sink into the rubber or fall out. In fact, you’ll probably never lose one unless your tires wear out.
The more screws you install, the better your traction (especially with small solid tires).
You’ll be driving your forklift places and in conditions that you never thought possible. You’ll be able to plow snow on glare ice, and not just an inch or two. And, by adding weight to your drive wheels, picking up a pallet, will be easy.
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)
What About Tire Chains?
Chains work well, but there are issues, such as no suspension with forklifts. It’s a pretty rough ride with chains, and that’s if there’s room for them between the wheel and fender.
How We Started Using Traction Screws
We are very likely, the first to have used traction screws in forklift tires. For years we ran tire cables made for auto tires. We rigged them, but they worked reasonably well. During the time we were developing our original plow, we contacted the cable manufacturer to have the cables made for forklifts. No one had a solution to the forklift traction problem. That’s when we discovered these (carbide tipped) tire traction screws, used mainly for motorcycle ice racing. Long story short, we tested them and haven’t looked back.
We are a National Distributor wholesaling to forklift companies throughout the US and Canada.