Forklift Tire Company, Inc.

was established 12/21/2012 by Troy Rudnick, with his father, Tom Rudnick.

Tom got his start in the Forklift Tire business in 1975 while working for his father Jerry and his uncle Donald, who both also worked with their father for many years in Los Angeles, CA, as the Ben Rudnick Tire Company.


As the production of forklifts grew as well as the aftermarket tire business, Tom and Jerry began transitioning from the passenger tire business, to the commercial industrial tire business, specifically solid tires for the booming workhorse, the Fork Lift.

Tom found a love in the emerging Forklift tire business; it was a "heavier" business, but he knew that he was in an industry that would continue to grow through the years.

While running a successful solid tire pressing and high rubber used tire business in Los Angeles, Tom saw his son Troy grow up with computers and the internet, and, knowing that this was the future, began an eBay store so that he can share his knowledge and offerings with the expanded market of the internet.

Troy was learning more about web management in school, and was shown the real-life potential of the internet by his father. 

In 2011, after experimenting with his own ecommerce site, Troy's Tires, Troy decided to join forces with his father and start working under a new domain, 

By the start of 2013, Tom and Troy began Forklift Tire Company, Inc., specializing in tires, wheels, and products for all types of industrial equipment.

Tom's oldest son, Jay, was recently added to the roster, who began in this business from the "ground floor", doing things like organizing tires, pressing, regrooving, flatproofing, and more, while working for his dad in his teenage years. 

Today, Forklift Tire Company, Inc. is family-run, with a family history in the tire business since 1926.

Tom often jokes about how Ben, at the time, was replacing solid tires to pneumatic tires (on automobiles) during his time in the tire business, and now Tom was replacing pneumatic tires to solid tires (on forklifts).


Today, we provide tires for all types of forklifts:

  • pneumatic tires for forklifts including parts like inner tubes and liner flaps
  • resilient "solid pneumatic" tires and tire and wheel assemblies for forklifts.
  • press-on tires in standard rubber on non-marking rubber
  • press-on tires in polyurethane compounds like SPS(lower durometer for Freezer applications) or Hyload(higher durometer for heavier applications)

We have durable scissor lift "mold-on" tires for major equipment like Genie, Skyjack, JLG, and Snorkel.

We also have your tires and wheels covered for your telehandlers, skidsteers, as well as rubber track sets! Contact us for a quote and rest assured the best is coming your way.

We appreciate the continued business and opportunities throughout the years, and we will strive to continue to provide solutions and service to our customers for years to come.