Zoom Boom Tires
Is your zoom boom ready for and upgrade? Evolution wheel offers a full line of zoom boom tires to meet your needs.
The EWRS-TH series of zoom boom tires were designed to meet the needs of today's job site demands. We came up with a way to offer you serviceability, traction and maximum stability all in one!
Our EWRS-TH series is available in your choice of an all terrain (AT) or hard surface (HS) tread pattern to match with your specific application that will ensure optimal traction and increased wear life.
How many pneumatic or foam filled zoom boom tires have you had to change on your jobsite because of damage or sidewall gashes? With health and safety being as important as it is today a serviceable option was needed. Our team of engineers developed our EWRS-TH series of zoom boom tires to be easily repaired if damaged, although we are not sure you will need to with the quality that went into our design and components.
With serviceable tire sections, the need for a service truck and specialized technicians is all but eliminated. We have reduced your service tooling down to only a 15/16" wrench in your operator's back pocket and repair parts are readily available in your nearest onsite storage container or in the toolbox of your pickup.
Zoom boom tires work under a variety of conditions but one thing remains the same, safety is paramount. For this reason, we designed our EWRS-TH series with maximum stability and load bearing capacity. A combination of our specially engineered core hole design and bidirectional tread pattern provide a very consistent and predictable loading profile.
To learn more about the EWRS-TH series of zoom boom tires, give us a call or submit a quote request to speak with one of our product specialists. We will match the right tire to your specific jobsite needs.
|Actual Tire Dimensions|
|Tire Size||Overall Diameter||Width||Rim Diameter||Wearable Tread Depth||Weight||Load Rating (5MPH)||Load Rating (20MPH)|
|-----||Inch (mm)||Inch (mm)||Inch (mm)||32nd (mm)||lb (kg)||lb (kg)||lb (kg)|
|14x24||52"||14"||41"||52||750 lb||18,750 lb||9,000 lb|
|52X14-40||(1321)||(356)||(1041)||(42)||(340 kg)||(8,505 kg)||4,082 kg|
Solid Zoom Boom Tires vs Foam Filled Zoom Boom Tires
Zoom Booms, also known as telehandlers, telescopic handlers, or telescoping forklifts, need to operate in a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions can be brutal on a tire, often leading to punctures. When you’re on a job site, the last thing you want to do is delay your team as you deal with costly and time-consuming tire repairs. There are two popular options for preventing or reducing tire punctures: (1) foam filled zoom boom tires and (2) solid zoom boom tires. In this blog post, we'll go over the differences between foam filled zoom boom tires and solid zoom boom tires so that you'll be able to decide which style of zoom boom tire is best suited for your application.
Foam Filled Zoom Boom Tires
Foam filled zoom boom tires are conventional pneumatic tires that have been filled with foam instead of air. This means that a puncture doesn’t immediately cause a loss of filler. With no instant loss of filler, your zoom boom stays on the job a bit longer, thus saving you time and money. But foam filled zoom boom tires are prone to chunking, which is when a piece of rubber tears off the side wall of the tire. This often leads to large enough holes in the tire that foam will begin to ooze out of which leads to hobbling tires and eventually enough foam loss will lead to a flat.
Another issue with foam filled zoom boom tires is that it adds a lot of weight to the drivetrain of your zoom boom. This added weight puts more stress on your zoom boom and can result in greater wear and tear on the machine thus increasing your costs. In addition to greater maintenance costs, you'll also increase the chance that your machine breaks down when you need it the most.
The added weight of the foam filled zoom boom tires will also have an effect on traction. Although the added weight may increase traction on some surfaces, often it will do the opposite because in addition to getting heavier, foam-filled tires are also much stiffer. Foam filled zoom boom tire operators often report decreased traction. The extra stiffness also results in a rougher ride for those operators, which could be a big problem depending on the terrain that your foam filled zoom boom tires operates on.
Another downside to foam filled zoom boom tires comes when it is time to replace them. Foam filled zoom boom tires not only take much longer time to fill, they also are labour intensive to remove when needing to be replaced because they must be cut off the rim. This takes much more time to do compared to a solid zoom boom tire. All of the disadvantages of the foam filled zoom boom tires combined result in an increase in downtime and an increase in costs when the foam filled zoom boom tires are being installed or replaced.
Solid Zoom Boom Tires
Solid zoom boom tires are entirely made of solid rubber through and through which means that the issues with added time and cost associated with foam filled zoom boom tires is ELIMINATED. Solid zoom boom tires give you the puncture resistance you’re looking for, reduced cost as you’re not needing to replace punctured or damaged foam filled zoom boom tires, increases your on-site productivity, reduced downtime, and gets your employees back to work sooner.
Although solid zoom boom tires can be more expensive up front than foam filled zoom boom tires, solid zoom boom tires have up to 3 times more wear life. This means you’ll get more ‘bang for your buck’ and you won’t be replacing your solid zoom boom tires as quickly as foam filled zoom boom tires.
Segmented Solid Zoom Boom Tires: Evolution Wheel's EWRS-TH
An even better choice is to buy segmented solid zoom boom tires as they provide an even greater economic benefit. Segmented solid zoom boom tires allow you to replace a single section of the tire when it’s damaged, without having to replace the whole tire when chunking occurs. An individual solid zoom boom tire segment can even be removed while it’s still on the machine. This means that a solid zoom boom tire will dramatically decrease the downtime of your machine compared to other tire choices and increase your cost savings.
Like foam filled zoom boom tires, solid zoom boom tires can sometimes result in a stiffer ride and reduced. However, segmented solid zoom boom tires have aperture holes built into them that are designed to absorb shock and improve traction. Advancements in aperture hole design and rubber compounds have made it possible for solid zoom boom tires to outperform both air filled zoom boom tires and foam filled zoom boom tires.
For these reasons and many more, Evolution Wheel has a wide range of segmented solid zoom boom tires for a wide variety of machines and applications. Optimizing the benefits of solid zoom boom tires means matching the tire design to your equipment and application. To learn more about why solid zoom boom tires are the right choice for your zoom boom, contact us today for more information and one of our Evolution Wheel product specialists will be happy to assist you.