- Standard Grip provides excellent traction for plowing while enabling you to drive your machine indoors. The screws barely extend beyond the tires tread (1/32″ – 1/16″). After ten years of sales we’ve never had a single complaint. However, our testing shows that the Standard Grip can make minor scratches in concrete and asphalt surfaces when performing maximum turns, spinning tires or slamming on the brakes.
- Super Grip are best suited for forklifts used mainly outside on asphalt or an aggregate surface. They are more aggressive than Standard Grip and will make minuscule chips in concrete floors. Both size screws can be used without damage to asphalt.
With these traction screws, you’ll be driving your forklift in conditions you never thought possible. 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 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.
Traction will be enhanced by adding additional weight on the forks.
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Tread Depth Minimum Requirements
11 mm or 7/16″ for Pneumatic Tires
20 mm or 3/4″ of Rubber for Solid Tires
The more screws you install, the better your traction (especially with small solid tires).
How We Started Using Traction Screws
For years we rigged emergency cables made for auto tires which worked reasonably well. A bumpier ride than one would like, but certainly better than chains.
During the time we were developing our original plow “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 under extreme cornering, on a lake that was glare ice. It was like being on a set of railroad tracks. Absolutely amazing!
Consequently we tried these extremely well designed screws on our forklift and haven’t looked back.
We’ve sold thousands to other forklift operators with 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)
We recommend 2 or 3 traction screws per tire tread. (as seen in pics on this page)
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