Wheel Cover Instructions

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Wheel Cover Instructions

Assess suitability, select size and safely fit Wheel Covers

Do’s

   Always read in full and abide by the Wheel Cover Instructions provided.
   Always undertake a risk assessment prior to using Wheel Covers.
   Only competent persons should assess, fit and use these Wheel Covers.
   These Wheel Covers are designed for use on flat level surfaces only.
   Prior to fitting, ensure work area is cordoned and free from persons, machinery and traffic.
   Remove all debris and obstructions from the work area.
   Switch off machine engine, apply parking brake and remove ignition key when fitting.

Don’t

   Don’t fit and use Wheel Covers for journeys on public roads and highways.
   Don’t use Wheel Covers if they are excessively worn or damaged.
   Don’t use Wheel Covers on frozen or other slippery surfaces.
   Don’t use Wheel Covers on inclined or cambered surfaces.
   Don’t use fast and excessive travel speed – Slow Down!
  Don’t use aggressive (harsh), excessive or sudden braking.
  Don’t over-steer when stationary and avoid narrow (sharp) turning circles.
   Don’t climb onto or lay down under the machine when fitting Wheel Covers.

(The above list of Do’s and Don’ts is not exhaustive).


How to select the correct Wheel Cover size

Wheel Covers come in a range of five adjustable sizes, ranging from the smallest ‘Size 0’ to the largest ‘Size 3’. Most MEWPs, Telehandlers, Forklifts and other construction Plant, will normally require one of these sizes. ‘Bespoke Sizes’ can also be made exactly to customer requirements. Ensure you have the correct sizes. Measure wheel diameter (Image 1) and wheel depth (Image 2).

   Size To fit wheel diameter size vs wheel depth size (Imperial & Metric)  
   Buy Size 0 » Diameter 10” – 15” (25.40cm – 38.10cm) and wheel depth 5” (12.7cm)
   Buy Size 0.5 » Diameter 16” – 22” (40.64cm – 55.88cm) and wheel depth 9” (22.86cm)
   Buy Size 1 » Diameter 23” – 33” (58.42cm – 83.82cm) and wheel depth 13” (33.02cm)
   Buy Size 2 » Diameter 34” – 44” (86.36cm – 111.76cm) and wheel depth 23” (58.42cm)
   Buy Size 3 » Diameter 45” – 52” (114.30cm – 132.08cm) and wheel depth 23” (58.42cm)
   Buy Bespoke » Made to order (Customer to provide preferred diameter and wheel depth)

How to safely fit Wheel Covers

1. Ensure the correct sizes by measuring wheel diameter (Image 1) and wheel depth (Image 2).
2. Sizes 0 – 3 have labels sewn onto the wheel cover showing wheel diameter size (Image 3).
3. Ensure the whole working area is cordoned off and free from other persons, machinery or traffic.
4. Switch off the engine, apply parking brake. Remove the ignition key and keep it on your person.
5. Layout two Wheel Covers in front of the machine at the work entrance threshold. (Image 4)
6. Switch on machine. Drive slowly forward onto the centre of the two Wheel Covers. (Image 5)
7. Switch off the engine, apply parking brake. Remove the ignition key and keep it on your person.
8. Wrap the Wheel Covers around the wheels, Adjust, Velcro fasten, ensure a snug fit. (Image 6)
9. Switch on machine. Drive slowly forward until back wheels are now at the entrance threshold.
10. Switch off the engine, apply parking brake. Remove the ignition key and keep it on your person.
11. Layout two Wheel Covers on the floor in front of the back wheels at the entrance threshold.
12. Switch on machine. Drive slowly forward onto the centre of the two Wheel Covers.
13. Switch off the engine, apply parking brake. Remove the ignition key and keep it on your person.
14. Wrap the Wheel Covers up around the back wheels, adjust, Velcro fasten, ensure a snug fit.

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Image 1. Measure the wheel diameter.       Image 2. Measure the wheel depth.
Image 1. Measure the wheel diameter.                                                      Image 2. Measure the wheel depth.
Image 3. Confirm wheel cover size from label.      Image 4. Lay the wheel covers flat in front of wheels.
Image 3. Confirm wheel cover size from label.                                          Image 4. Lay wheel covers flat in front of wheels.
Image 5. Drive onto centre of wheel cover.      Image 6. Wrap around, adjust & Velcro fasten.
Image 5. Drive onto centre of wheel cover.                                               Image 6. Wrap around, adjust & Velcro fasten.

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Wheel Cover FAQs

Are wheel covers just for MEWPs?

No, they are universal, meaning they can be used on a wide range of machines and vehicles. This includes Forklifts, Telehandlers and a myriad of other Construction Plant Vehicles. We have also had bespoke customer orders ranging from Formula One Racing Teams, the Filming Industry, Car manufacturers, Car Show Rooms, Classic Car enthusiasts, Aircraft and owners of Trailers and Caravans.  Wheel covers not only prevent unsightly or damaging marks to sensitive, high value floors and surfaces, it would seem that many of our customers also use them to help prevent tyre degradation and perishing (long-term exposure to the elements and sunlight) when in storage.

I want 2 x sets of x 2 for a Forklift?

That’s not a problem. Though it is always worthwhile having spares, we understand that some of our customers just want two wheel covers for the front wheels of the Forklift and two smaller wheel covers for the back wheels of the Forklift. Though we are not currently set up to offer this directly on the website, we can still split down sets of four wheel covers at a customers request. But it will be the larger wheel cover size price that will be charged. Say for example you needed two of Size 2  and two of Size 1. Order and pay for the larger size and add a note in the comments box, somewhere on the lines of: “Please Mix and Match 2 x Size 2 + 2 x Size 1 Thank You”. Alternatively contact us prior to placing your order.

How long do the wheel covers last?

If fitted and used correctly the Wheel Covers should last for a number of uses. Though this will largely depend on the machine being used, the surfaces they are used on and most importantly, the operator. Avoid debris, sharp stones, ridged and broken concrete, also avoid excessive travel speed, sharp turns and aggressive braking.

What are wheel covers made from?

Wheel Covers are made from tough, crack-resistant, PVC coated PES fabric (Cold resistant to -25 ºC with a high end temperature of +70 ºC) and commercial grade Velcro fastenings and stitching. They are designed and made with durability in mind.

Can the wheel covers be cleaned?

Yes. The Wheel Cover PVC coating is waterproof and can be hand cleaned or even jet washed with a solution of mild detergent and warm water, should they get dirty during use.

Where are the wheel covers made?

Wheel Covers are designed and manufactured in the United Kindom.

What are the delivery lead times?

All Wheel covers qualify for FREE delivery. Online orders received before 2:00 PM Monday to Thursday (Not including Public Holidays) will normally be despatched the same day the order is placed for delivery before 12:00 Noon the next working day. These despatch times are for the United Kingdom Mainland. For parts of Scotland and Offshore Isles including Northern Ireland, a delivery surcharge and extended despatch times may apply. Bespoke Wheel Covers will normally be manufactured and despatched within 3 to 5 days from when an order is placed.

How can I pay other than PayPal?

PayPal is currently our preferred method of payment. It is quick and easy. However, this does not mean you have to have a PayPal account to place an order. PayPal will allow you to sign in as a guest and pay by credit or debit card for a limited number of uses. Alternatively, you can request a Proforma Invoice to make payment by BACS. Repeat customers to our website may be eligible for a credit account, terms and conditions apply.

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