4 situations to replace the wheels of your pallet truck

21 April 2021

Reading time: 2 minutes

When do the wheels of my pallet truck need to be replaced? Your first thought is probably: ‘when they are worn, of course’ But when are the wheels actually worn and when do they need replacing? If you recognise one of the 4 situations below, then don't hesitate any longer to replace the wheels of your pallet truck. This way, you also avoid damage to your pallet truck later on.

Situation 1: the polyurethane or vulkillan is worn down to the rim

Apparently your pallet truck covered quite a few miles if your wheels are worn almost to the rim. Time to replace them immediately before you damage the floor any further! You can read here how to replace the wheels of your pallet truck.


Situation 2: the wheels are broken or cracked

Are you using your pallet truck in a correct way? When you let a loaded pallet truck drive from a certain height, e.g. a step or kerb, onto the ground, there is a great chance that the wheels will burst. Maybe not the first time. But if you do this repeatedly, the risk of wheel breakage will increase. Read more tips here about how to prevent wheel wear.


Situation 3: Flat spots on the tread

Have you detected a flat spot on the tread? Then it is very important to no longer the pallet truck. If you do choose to continue using the pallet truck with damaged wheels, more force will have to be used than necessary to move the pallet truck. In the long term, this can be detrimental to your floors and of course also for the pallet truck itself. 


Situation 4: the bearing is broken

Opt for the cheapest and fastest solution by fitting a new wheel. Replacing a bearing takes twice the amount of time and there is a considerable chance that you damage the wheel when removing the bearing. This would mean double costs, and surely that is something you want to avoid?

  Installation time per bearing/wheel
Replacing the bearing 20 min
Fitting a new wheel 8-10 min


Looking for the right wheel for the right application?

The time has come to replace your wheels. All you need to do is make the right choice. TVH offers high-quality wheels for any make. Download our free wheel selector, which will guide you through all the different types of wheels and materials associated with the correct application. The easiest way to find the right wheel for the right application.

Download the free selector here


About the author

Tessa Vandekerckhove is a Marketing Project Coordinator at TVH’s HQ in Belgium. Tessa combines her product knowledge with technical expertise in order to create interesting blogs for the TVH website.

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