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Introduction to drive wheels

Drive Wheels From TEP Technica

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Drive Wheels

TEP Technica Ltd holds a large and varied range of drive wheels plus we can source an even larger range from our key suppliers. We stock medium to heavy duty drive wheels in Vulkollan, Polyurethane, electrically conductive, wet grip, softer and harder compounds and rubber to suit your application requirements.

Drive wheels come either with a keyway or stud hole configuration. Many of our drive wheels are used in the Material Handling Industry in particular drive wheels for forklift trucks and cleaning machines. Our drive wheels many of which are on stock can handle load capacities from 2000kgs up to 10,000kgs plus we can order drive wheels with load capacities up to 20,000kgs if required. Our drive wheels are either directly bonded or include a press on tyre for easy and reduced replacement costs. Our comprehensive range of drive wheels have a variety of hubs including pressed steel, cast iron and stable welded centres.

Key benefits of our drive wheels

  • Manufactured in Germany by Rader Vogel
  • Huge range of drive wheels on stock
  • Wide range of sizes, keyway and stud holes
  • Wide choice of tread materials and hub centres
  • Impact, tear and wear resistant
  • Very high load capacities

What is a Drive Wheel?

A drive wheel is the wheel and tire assembly that pushes or pulls a motor vehicle transmitting force. This transforms torque into tractive force from the tires to the floor surface, resulting in the vehicle moving. Drive wheels (drive tyres) need to provide adequate traction for acceleration, braking, and steering. Maintaining the correct traction will allow the vehicle to be easily controlled, so choosing the appropriate tread material is essential. 

An incorrect tread for your application can result in the drive wheel sliding operator's ability to control the vehicle. However the powertrain must deliver enough torque to the drive wheel to overcome stationary forces, allowing in the vehicle moving forwards or backwards.   If you need advice choosing the right drive wheel for your application get in touch with our technical support team on: +44 (0) 1256 763744

Medium & Heavy Duty Drive Wheels

We offer drive wheels with stud holes or keyway configuration. Keyway drive wheels have standard bore sizes and our drive wheels are specific to forklift trucks or cleaning machine. The drive wheels will fit specific gearboxes and will meet load capacity requirements for that vehicle. We hold in stock hundreds of drive wheels in many different tread materials so to list them all here would not be possible however we have a search tool where you can search our entire range or call our technical sales team for assistance. Please note that prices for our drive wheels will vary depending on market conditions, material costs and exchange rate changes but any prices for drive wheels quoted at time of purchase will be correct. Please note prices for our drive wheels will exclude VAT.

Drive Wheel With Plain BoreP2831- 100/25/25/80/16 VULKOLLAN DRIVE WHEEL WITH PLAIN BORE & KEYWAY 5 - RECESSED

Manufactured in Germany for heavier duty industrial applications this smaller wheel has a superior Vulkollan© tread directly bonded to cast iron or steel centre in a more robust design with keyway according to DIN 6885. The centre bore is machined to a tolerance of H7 and the keyway is machined to a tolerance of P9. The tread is non-marking with excellent mechanical properties. We also offer this wheel in medium (Series 178KM) and larger sizes (Series 171A).

 

 

Manufactured in Germany for heavier duty industrial applications this smaller wheel has a superior Vulkollan© tread directly bonded to cast iron in a more robust design with keyway according to DIN 6885. The centre bore is machined to a tolerance of H7 and the keyway is machined to a tolerance of P9. The tread is non-marking with excellent mechanical properties. We also offer this wheel in medium (Series 178KM) and larger sizes (Series 171A).
 
 
 
 

Domed Drive WheelP1308 - 215/70/89/159/60 5 STUD VULKOLLAN DRIVE WHEEL - DOMED - SOFT WET GRIP

This drive wheel has a high-quality soft Vulkollan© tread directly bonded to a cast iron centre. The tread is non-marking and offers good dynamic load capacity, mechanical wear resistance and a good compression set. Resistant to many chemicals and oils, and with low water absorption makes this wheel ideal for most material handling applications. The tread is specially formulated with wet grip granules to offer lower rolling resistance and increase traction on wet and slippery floors. 
 
 
 

P3756 - 300/75/240/67 5 STUD RUBBER DRIVE WHEEL

Made in Germany, this drive wheel has a solid rubber tread directly bonded to a steel centre. This wheel may mark floors over time. The tread offers improved driver comfort while helping to preserve floors. Suitable for in-plant applications and ideal for operating outside on uneven surfaces. The tread has good traction and a high rolling resistance.

 

 

P0388 - 230/90/175/30 6 STUD RUBBER DRIVE WHEEL

Made in Germany, this drive wheel has a solid rubber tread directly bonded to a cast iron centre. This wheel may mark floors over time. The tread offers improved driver comfort while helping to preserve floors. Suitable for in-plant applications and ideal for operating outside on uneven surfaces. The tread has good traction and a high rolling resistance. See P1139 for polyurethane version.

 

 

P1599 - 230/64/82/185/45 5 STUD RUBBER DRIVE WHEEL - DOMED

Made in Germany, this drive wheel has a solid rubber tread directly bonded to a cast iron centre. This wheel may mark floors over time. The tread offers improved driver comfort while helping to preserve floors. Suitable for in-plant applications and ideal for operating outside on uneven surfaces. The tread has good traction and a high rolling resistance.

 

 

Shop Forklift Drive Wheels

DON'T KNOW WHICH DRIVE WHEEL YOU NEED?

Our technical advisors are on hand to offer advice on product identification to select the correct wheel for your application. At our UK warehouse we hold a large stocks of drive wheels that can be dispatched on a next day delivery service. We offer a wide array of wheels to suit a variety of industrial and commercial applications.

Order online or get in touch with our technical support team on +44 (0) 1256 763744.

Forklift Drive Wheels From TEP Technica