Loader and telehandler tires

Loader and telehandler tires

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Loaders and telehandlers can perform a versatile range of tasks around the farm and in contracting work. With the proper support from tires, the machines will always give their best performance in a variety of agricultural jobs.

Telehandler tires for agricultural work

A typical choice for agricultural loader tires, as well as telehandler tires, is often a lug-patterned generic traction tire. However, both machines can benefit from block-patterned radial tires – particularly when the work involves road transport. Another much-needed feature of agricultural and telehandler tires is minimizing damage to the soil. This requires low surface pressure from the tire. In addition to lug-patterned telehandler tires, block patterns can excel in this area as well.

Stable, comfortable telehandler tires

As telehandlers have no suspension, the operation can cause fatigue if the tires give too rough of a ride. On the other hand, high stability is needed from the tires, as the swings and shocks make work more stressful. Nokian Tyres TRI 2 is a block-patterned radial tire that is widely used on telehandlers in agricultural, construction as well as municipal work. The Nokian Tyres TRI 2 impresses with its comfort, stability, and soil-friendliness – on hard surfaces, grassland, or light soil. 

Safety first with no flat tires

The most typical tire-related cause of telehandler accidents is a flat tire. A sturdy radial tire, such as Nokian Tyres TRI 2, offers a long, trouble-free service life, contributing to work safety. What’s more, the good road properties of the TRI 2 enable steady, car-like handling and a comfortable ride on fast road transports. This reduces risks to work safety even further.

Excellent grip around the year

Nokian Tyres TRI 2 is known for its good winter properties in loader and telehandler use. When more winter grip is needed, Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta TRI is the ultimate tire solution for a safe and reliable telehandler tire. Hakkapeliitta TRI is a block-patterned radial tire with a special rubber compound and efficient siping, giving new confidence for working on snowy or icy surfaces. What’s more, it still offers excellent performance and service life in summer use.

Keep the roads clean

Self-cleaning is an important feature of all telehandler tires, as it maximizes the grip on soft surfaces. Good self-cleaning properties also help to keep roads and loading areas clean of transferred soil when moving in and out of the field. This increases safety and makes other road users happy.

3 tires matching your selection

Nokian Tyres TRI 2

Nokian Tyres TRI 2

Radial Tubeless Studdable Winter grip Steel belted
Reliable performance all year round
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Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta TRI

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta TRI

Radial Tubeless Steel belted Studdable Winter grip
Precise control and great efficiency
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Nokian Tyres TRI Steel

Nokian Tyres TRI Steel

Winter grip Puncture protection Radial Steel belted Tubeless
Puncture protection for special applications
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Air-filled tires, foam-filled tires or solid tires?

A telehandler combines many agricultural equipment in one machine. Several industries, such as construction or utility work, use telehandlers as functional machines in everyday working life. The machine usually has solid rubber tires to avoid abrasion and provide stability. There are, however, several types of tires to choose from, and by picking the right ones you can increase the performance and reliability of your machine.

The typical options for tires are air-filled pneumatic tires, foam-filled pneumatic tires and solid tires. They are all tailored for specific applications and to help you choose the best option, we have gathered a brief overview of the different types of tires.

Air-filled tires

As the lightest option of these three tire types, the air-filled telehandler tire is also the cheapest option. The flotation of these tires is superb and hence they provide the driver with excellent comfort. A common disadvantage of air-tires is that they get flat easily, causing costs and delays for the user.

Foam-filled tires

Foam-filled telehandler tires are considered suitable for rough surroundings. They add more weight to the machine and hence also have a connection to the flotation of the telehandler. Some experts argue that the foam wears the tires out relatively fast and that these types of tires are susceptible to damage. On the other hand, the risk of a flat tire is reduced remarkably compared to an air-filled tire. Foam-filled telehandler tires can, however, be up to double the price of air-filled tires.

Solid tires

A solid rubber tire lasts the longest in comparison to a pneumatic tire but is probably the most uncomfortable for the driver. The flotation of the telehandler may suffer on soft ground due to the weight of the rubber. You do not, however, have to worry about flat tires with these telehandler tires under your vehicle. Solid rubber tires are adequate for building or construction sites.

Get to know the entire selection of heavy agricultural tires by Nokian Tyres and download the technical tire manual to find the right tire for your telehandler and other heavy machinery.