The importance of installing ADVANCE BANDS
Once forklift tyres are stripped off for replacement make sure that ALL the rim components are refitted.
We find some tyre fitters leave out the advance band because it can be hard to put back in. Especially when changing from pneumatics to solids.
The problem is that this band holds the lock ring into position under the lock ring gutter. Without the band, components come loose and start spinning on the rim.
Over time the metal-on-metal rubbing and spinning wears out the lock ring gutter and your customer is up for the expense of rim replacement.
If the advance band is removed to fit solid tyres a new one will need to be fitted if the customer chooses to install pneumatic tyres.