Dump trucks/tippers used in mining and other severe duty applications are subjected to very harsh working conditions. Mining is an interconnected cycle of different operational processes, the impact of tyre-related downtime leaving any equipment in the chain idle is reduced operational efficiency, higher costs & revenue loss.
Normally, these machines are fitted with pneumatic tyres that are prone to punctures & damage. This result in losses associated with frequent repair and replacement, downtime, and leads to additional inventory costs. Moreover, the tyres cannot be retreaded if the tyre casing is damaged which is a commonplace in such severe duty applications.
Some specialist manufacturers now offer a range of Special Purpose Solid Tyres specifically designed for dump trucks and tippers used in mining and quarrying. Solid Tyres are ideally suited for applications with a short haul and maximum speed up to 25kmph.
Solid Tyres are 100% puncture-proof, made from highly wear resistant rubber compounds and ideally suited short haul, high load, low speed machines working in yards & confined areas with harsh underfoot conditions. The tyres have an extra deep tread with a greater wear volume that gives them a lifespan three to five times that of conventional pneumatic tyres. The cut resistant compound specifically addresses the challenges faced in severe service conditions to provide an unparalleled level of uninterrupted service & completely eliminating equipment downtime caused by tyre failure. These tyres also significantly improve occupational safety as there is no possibility of tyre blowout related accidents.
The popular solid tyres are also available pre-mounted on Heavy-Duty wheels and are supplied as ready-to-fit assemblies. Durable construction provides customers with a reliable option that reduces expenses and time-losses incurred due to frequent tyre damage and replacement. Users benefit from a longer usage-cycle, reduced costs and wastage, and a smoother frequency of operations.