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How To: Handle Tyres With a Forklift

How To: Handle Tyres With a Forklift

In response to questions about how to handle tyres with only a forklift, we decided to dedicate an instruction video to the subject. This video will guide you through the steps of unstacking and stacking tyres. You will need a forklift and a block to create some space between the tyres.

Unstacking Tyres With a Forklift

The first part of our instruction video shows how you can unstack tyres. For this part, you will also need a spacing block. You can always repeat the steps for more unstacking.

Let’s start!

Step 1: Lift the upper tyre and place the block between de sidewalls of both tyres.
Step 2: Place the forks between the tyres and lift the upper tyre.
Step 3: Place the block on the floor underneath the sidewall of the tyre.
Step 4: Remove the block and place the tyre on the floor, or use this position to lift the tyre by supporting the outside and start stacking.

The full description
Start with lifting the upper tyre by using the tips of the forks on your machine. When the tyre is lifted high enough, you place the block between the sidewalls of both tyres. This creates enough space for the forks to be placed between the tyres and covers the sidewall completely with support. This allows you to lift the upper tyre and move it to the desired location.

When that location is reached, place the block on the floor underneath the sidewall of the tyre before putting it to the ground. Place the tyre atop of the block and release the tyre from the forks. Use the tips again to lift the tyre from the block, remove it, and place the tyre on the floor.

If you want to stack the tyre you just removed from another pile, use the position with the block still on the floor to start stacking.

Stacking Tyres With a Forklift

Part two of our instruction video shows you how to stack tyres with a forklift.

Step 1: Lift the tyre from the ground, or from step 4 of the unstacking process, in an upstanding position.
Step 2: Lift the tyre by supporting the outside of the tyre and move it towards the stacking pile.
Step 3: place the tyre on top of the other tyre.

The full description
From step 4 of the unstacking process, you can lift the tyre from there in an upstanding position. In the video we show you how to lift the tyre there from a laying position on the ground. For both options, you use the tip of the forks. From here, you lift the tyre by supporting the outside of the tyre and move it towards the stacking pile. Place the tyre on the ground next to the start of the stacking pile. Push the tyre towards the pile with the tips of the fork and lift it further onto the pile.

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