OTR Tyre Suitability and Usage .
Good tyre management means selecting a product that provides the best Overall Mine Performance for that application . Selecting the right tyre for a specific application is always a compromise .
The Ideal tyre for an operation would have a high Speed Capability , good Wear Resistance and a high level of Cut Resistance . Unfortunately this is not possible from a compounding perspective . The very ingredients used in the Rubber Compounds for both Cut and Wear resistance will generate more heat . Compounds with higher Cut and Wear Resistance can not tolerate high speeds . Refer to Tyre Comparison Report .
When selecting a tyre it basically comes down to these considerations :-
Selecting the right Tyre for your site.
What is the process for selecting a supplier ....
If a Tyre Contract is signed and sealed based on an invitation to their overseas factory , where you are given the "Cooks Tour" though the plant . This can be misleading , but it happens more frequently than you think.
We must recognize there is a place for some of these new generation Tier 2/3 tyre factories in the market , but the Mining Industry needs to build this partnership in a more structured manner to make real progress . Involve an organisation that has had Tyre Manufacturing experience to save you money , and potential project set-backs.