Polyurethane Tires target AC lift trucks.

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Smoothy® line of polyurethane tires for electric lift trucks are designed to handle the higher speeds of AC lift trucks, minimizing heat buildup and eliminating internal flexing that can lead to deformities or cracks. They are manufactured using process that keeps them within 0.005 in. of round for smooth ride that minimizes truck vibration.



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Lift Truck Tires from Raymond Offer Increased Productivity



GREENE, N.Y. - The new, exclusive Smoothy® line of polyurethane tires for electric lift trucks from The Raymond Corporation is designed to handle the higher speeds of AC lift trucks, reducing heat buildup in the tires and eliminating internal flexing that can lead to deformities or cracks. The Smoothy tires stand up to wear and tear, thus lowering maintenance costs and increasing productivity.

Industry standards allow tires to be up to 0.062 inches out of round. However, the Smoothy tire is manufactured using a patented process that keeps it within 0.005 inches of round, so the lift truck runs more smoothly. The smoother ride increases operator comfort in travel and decreases truck vibration that can lead to nuisance error codes.

"The Smoothy line of tires offers more load stability and subsequently less product damage or loss," says John Perun, director of aftermarket sales and marketing for The Raymond Corporation. "The increased ride quality also gives orderpicker operators greater confidence when the platform is raised, increasing operator productivity."

The full line of Smoothy lift truck wheels also is available from Raymond. The Smoothy wheels and tires are compatible with Raymond® lift trucks, as well as lift trucks by other manufacturers. For more information about the Smoothy wheels and tires or to locate a Raymond dealer, visit www.raymondparts.com or call (800) 235-7200.
The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse(TM) system, an enterprise fleet management solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond dealer, visit the company Web site at www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200. Above. And beyond.®, iWarehouse(TM), Raymond®, Reach-Fork®, and Swing-Reach® are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.

Smoothy® is a registered trademark of Stellana U.S. Inc.

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