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Re: High Tire Pressure on Concrete slab

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In a message dated 11/16/2004 1:21:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, rakamaka(--nospam--at)yahoo.com writes:
 
I suspect that your data is in error.  Find out, from the fork lift manufacturer, the pressure to which the tires must be inflated. Then the contact area will be the load on the wheel divided by the tire inflation pressure. In other words, the contact pressure is, theoretically, equal to the tire inflation pressure.  
 
For your information, even some of the large Caterpillar earthmoving equipment have contact pressures less than 50 psi.
 
While 900 psi is certainly high,  it is most likely a solid wheel.  Comparison with Caterpillar earth moving equipment is meaningless.
 
Gail Kelley