Part: Forklift Truck Wheel
Category: Wheels


GKN uses a unique rim design for Forklift Wheels - a 'flat base' concept in which the tyre is fitted by pressing on it from one side.

The rim is designed according to ETRTO standards and can be made to match three different types of tyres - Superelastic Tyres, Pneumatic Tyres and traditional Solid Tyres. 4-Piece Forklift Truck Wheels are designed almost entirely to customer specifications, with the type of hub used and disc position flexible for different required tracks.

Material gauge and type are designed to increase fatigue life and process feasibility. The 'flat base' concept means a disc is welded to the rim to allow hub mounting. Forklift Truck Wheels range in size from 8" to 20".


  • Specially designed and extensively tested at the GKN Wheels' European Technical Centre
  • Product range from 8" to 20" single piece elastic ring wheels
  • A disc is welded to the rim to allow hub mounting
  • Rim is designed in accordance with ETRTO standards
  • Wheel can be designed according to customer specifications
  • Forklift Truck Wheels are subject to fatigue due to heavy stress in service but GKN Forklift Wheel's reliability and life span is increased due to focus on fatigue design which includes laboratory fatigue tests, field stress acquisition data and back to back Finite Element Analysis
  • A unique characteristic of these wheels is the rim design