Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Polyurethane Tires suit forklift applications.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 16, 2012 - Available for 48/80 Vac-driven trucks as well as hand pallet trucks, Iron Horse™ Press-On Tires include drive wheels, load wheels, and caster wheels. Tires feature non-marking tread compound that provides maximum traction for initial torque of AC motors, emergency braking, and overall grip control on slippery surfaces. With +50% lower rolling resistance compared to standard wheels, battery drainage is minimized, especially in freezer environments.

Everest Casters and Wheels - Liberty, MI

Original Press Release

New Iron Horse(TM) Polyurethane Tires for Forklifts

Press release date: Jan 11, 2012

Kansas City, Missouri, – Advancing from casters and related wheel products, DuraStar has now expanded its manufacturing capabilities to include press-on tires for forklift applications,intended for new and aftermarket usage. Long regarded for exceptionally resilient polyurethane with their No Bond Failure Guarantee, the Iron Horse product line will similarly bear that hallmark. Various sizes of Iron Horse press-on tires, including both drive wheels and load wheels, and forklift caster wheels are already being produced and inventoried, with more under development.

“Although the Iron Horse product line does extend beyond our traditional customer base, it’s definitely within the realm of our specialty,” said Everest President and General Manager, Jack Johnson. “We know polyurethane wheels, and we know extreme heavy duty! Our refined techniques and bonding technology revolutionized the caster market, and testing results reveal DuraStar can positively penetrate the forklift industry.”

Wheel solutions offered by Iron Horse are for 48/80-Volt AC-driven trucks, as well as hand pallet trucks.Providing the greatest load capacity for the most rigorous conditions, the non-marking tread compound provides maximum traction for the initial torque of AC-motors, emergency braking, and over-all grip control on slippery surfaces. With a +50% lower rolling resistance compared to standard wheels, battery drainage is significantly reduced especially in freezer environments.

Iron Horse wheels are available at Everest Caster to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico. Contact Everest at 866-532-1698 for pricing on existing Iron Horse products and for more features and availability of upcoming items. If attending the ProMat 2013 expo in Chicago, see the new Iron Horse line at Booth 361.

About DuraStar International
For more than 25 years, DuraStar has been an international manufacturer of the broadest selection of caster and wheel products, both standard and custom application. Our 3-year warranty is made possible by 120,000 square feet of stream-lined production utilizing precision robots, modern techniques, and floor personnel rooted in the industry. Headquartered in Taiwan with manufacturing holdings in China and distribution centers abroad, including Everest Casters in North America, we innovate and build for all markets. For more information, visit