About pneumatics

Pneumatic wheels: Puncture-proof, steel-centred and plastic-centred wheels

Puncture proof wheels

Pneumatic wheels are a great option for carrying loads over uneven surfaces or in environments that commonly require moving over obstacles. They also have the benefit of providing some additional suspension to protect fragile loads on trolleys or additional grip for moving loads outdoors in wet or muddy environments.

Fallshaw tyres are made from a mix of natural and synthetic rubber in 4 ply (or 6 ply for the 400x8HWY) for excellent durability, abrasion resistance, elasticity and strength. Lower quality alternatives on the market have a shiny appearance and a distinctive oil smell, indicating a high proportion of reground tyres (crumbed rubber). This leads to poor strength (particularly around the bead wire which can cause tyres to pop off the rim under load) leading to a short product life.

50-360 kg load capacity pneumatic wheels

The range includes pneumatic puncture-proof wheels, pneumatic plastic-centred tube type wheels, pneumatic steel-centred 'split rim' tube type wheels.

  • Made in Australia.

  • One year warranty.

Pneumatic tread options

RIB tyre tread

RIB

Straight lines, grey non-marking rubber. Common for wheelchairs and light duty trolleys that need a softer ride.

LUG tyre tread

LUG

General purpose, outside use. Strongly marked cross lines on a fairly flat tread surface. Good for running in a straight line.

Use LGG code for grey non-marking rubber.

LGG tyre tread

LGG

IND tyre tread

IND

The normal industrial type tread, a round profile with an even pattern.

DMD tyre tread

DMD

Chunky diamond or star shaped pads on a flatter surface. Often used in rougher construction sites. Good for softer grass surfaces but may become clogged with mud.

STR tyre tread

STR

KNO tyre tread

KNO

This knobbly pattern is often preferred for outdoor use, good for gravel or uneven terrain.

HWY tyre tread

HWY

Jagged lines on a thick, 6 ply tyre designed to have a higher load rating for industrial work sites.

GRA tyre tread

GRA

A wide tread, designed specifically with ride-on mowers and associated equipment in mind. Will traverse virtually any surface they come across.

Puncture-proof pneumatic wheels

Premium, Australian-made, long-life tyres

Our premium Australian made polyurethane foam-filled tyres provide the greatest performance and reliability. The foam filling provides a light-weight bouncy performance, similar to air-filling, but without the risk of flat tyres.

These wheels boast 4 ply long life tyres, fitted to two piece wobble-free steel centres that are manufactured from thick 1.8 mm steel, unlike cheaper imports with 2 ply tyres and rims made from thin 0.6 mm steel.

Polyurethane foam-filled tyres are the premium ‘pneumatic’ (or semi-pneumatic) wheel option. The wheels are puncture proof and provide the greatest performance and reliability. Semi-pneumatics are fitted to two piece wobble-free centres, manufactured from 1.8 mm steel.

Puncture proof wheels

Puncture proof tyres

Polyurethane foam-filled tyres are premium pneumatic (or semi-pneumatic) puncture proof wheels that provide the greatest performance and reliability. The foam filling provides a light-weight bouncy performance, similar to air-filling, but without the risk of flat tyres. Semi-pneumatics are fitted to two piece wobble-free steel centres. Manufactured from 1.8 mm steel. Some of the cheaper centres on the market are manufactured from steel as thin as 0.6 mm.

Bearings for pneumatics

‘Deep Groove’ shielded bearings (indicated in order codes with SB) fitted to a toughened heavy duty housing enables true running and extra strength. Deep groove bearings can last up to 3 times longer than normal pressed bearings. Precision bearings (indicated in order codes with SQ) provide ultra-tight tolerances.

Tyres

'4 ply' for longer, rougher life (many imports use 2 ply).

For wheels pulled or pushed at low speeds (not driven) the tread pattern is not critical. The following are standard. Other patterns can be offered by negotiation.

Maximum load capacity

Each wheel can carry the recommended load capacity at walking pace—8 km/h. If you are intending to tow your load, it is recommended that you do not exceed 15 km/h, while carrying half the recommended load capacity.

Steel centred pneumatic wheels

Designed for strength and performance, our wobble-free steel centred wheels boast 4 ply tyres, rims manufactured from 1.8 mm steel—with the 650 x 8 manufactured from 2 mm steel, and supplied with premium butyl rubber seamless (butt-joined) tubes.

Supplied with tubes for high performance and improved weight carrying capacity. These wheels can be retrofitted with tubes if original tyres are punctured*. Steel centred wheels provide higher load capacity and reliable long life performance. Sizes up to and including the 500x6 are manufactured from 1.8 mm steel, and the 650x8 is of 2 mm thick steel.

Steel ‘split rim’ tube type wheels

Bearings for pneumatics

‘Deep Groove’ shielded bearings (indicated in order codes with SB) fitted to a toughened heavy duty housing enables true running and extra strength. Deep groove bearings can last up to 3 times longer than normal pressed bearings.

Pneumatic tyres

4 ply (6 ply on HWY tread) for longer, rougher life. Many imports use as little as 2 ply thickness.

For wheels pulled or pushed at low speeds (not driven) the tread pattern is not critical. The following are standard. Other patterns can be offered by negotiation.

It is normal for air filled wheels to lose tyre pressure over time even if they are not being used and it’s important for your safety that you ensure that the wheels are pumped up to their recommended PSI before use—alternatively you can use our semi-pneumatic puncture proof wheels in applications that require wheels to never go flat.

For non-marking tyres, see our puncture proof wheels or plastic centred wheels.

Warning

Do NOT inflate over recommended tyre inflation pressure (30 psi).

Do NOT allow tyre pressure to drop bellow 20 psi or wheel may deflate and become very difficult to re-inflate. If you allow the tyre to go flat and you are unable to re-inflate it then you may need to buy an inner tube to be retro fitted to the wheel.

Note: Use of pneumatic wheels other than as recommended can be dangerous.

 

Plastic centered pneumatic wheels

Australian-made plastic centred wheels

Our plastic centred wheels are designed with thicker UV protected polypropylene sections in a multi-web design, making them stronger than most imported steel centres.

Combined with our standard 4 ply tyres and premium butt-joined tubes, these wheels offer excellent performance in wet and corrosive environments.

Plastic-centred pneumatics are supplied with butyl rubber seamless (butt-joined) tubes as standard. These premium tubes provide greater reliability and longer life than cheaper alternatives. Tubes can be replaced if originals are punctured*. Plastic-centred wheels are the low cost alternative, with excellent performance in wet and corrosive environments.

Plastic-centred tube type wheels

Plastic-centred pneumatics with butyl rubber seamless tubes

  • Thick sections, large radii, multi-web design for strength (stronger than most imported steel centres).

  • Corrosion resistant polypropylene with UV fade protection.

  • High engineering standards for wobble-free wheels.

  • High quality butyl rubber seamless (butt-joined) tubes.

Bearings for pneumatic wheels

Heavy duty 'deep groove' shielded bearings (indicated in order codes with PWB) fitted to a toughened heavy duty housing enables true running and extra strength, or plain bearings (PWA). Deep groove bearings can last up to 3 times longer than normal pressed bearings. Precision bearings (indicated in order codes with a PQ) provide ultra-tight tolerances. Roller bearings (indicated with an PR) are available in 200 x 50.

Pneumatic tyres

Four ply (4 ply) for longer, rougher life. Many imports use 2 ply.

For wheels pulled or pushed at low speeds (not driven) the tread pattern is not critical. The following are standard. Other patterns can be offered by negotiation.

It is normal for air filled wheels to lose tyre pressure over time even if they are not being used and it’s important for your safety that you ensure that the wheels are pumped up to their recommended PSI before use—alternatively you can use our semi-pneumatic puncture proof wheels in applications that require wheels to never go flat.