For agriculture most work is done with a tractor, which then has a range of trailers and then a wide range of various attachments, depending on what needs to be done. You tend to have grain trailers, some type of dump trailer, a bale trailer, slurry tanker, manure spreader and a grain trailer. As attachments you will have ploughs, cultipacker, roller, sub-soiler etc. The attachments are often without any tires and are attached and pulled by the tractors.
Flotation tires are tires that
almost float on surfaces, as they are much wider than normal tires. They are
also designed to give extra traction and stability on soft surfaces. Tractors
and trailers can use flotation tires for traction both on and off field. If you
aim to drive more on the road than on the field, then you should select a tire
that has good on the road properties that doesn’t wear out too fast. You want a
good floatation tire on the trailer so it doesn’t sway when you pull it. Agricultural trailer tires are often flotation
type of tires are very wide to spread their weight over a large contact area,
so that it can move lightly over fields and soft surfaces. They tend to be made
with a very durable rubber compound that are steel reinforced to enable high
loads and to be more durable for cuts. The tread is made so that are easy to
clean and have low rolling resistance that reduces fuel consumption. A sturdy
design of the agriculture tires will make them less prone
to sway or move when you load. Also they can deliver a smooth driving
experience both on and off road, for continuous work throughout the workday.
is of course a lot of advantages of using a more limited amount of machines, as
you have higher utilization of your main machine if you can just attach
trailers or tools to ensure that you can get the job done. You do need really
durable tires with low wear, so that you can complete all the tasks at hand
without running into tire problems. If you end up with a flat tire, you will
have some downtime, but often it is not that big hassle. It should however always
be avoided as much as you possibly can.
For your truck, you need to remember to also equip the trailer with proper trailer tires. Trailer tires have unique properties and they are designated for being on trailer axle position and have a marking on the tire sidewall with a ST marking.
you select tires for your truck you have basically 3 different type of tire
positions, being steer axle position, drive axle position and trailer tires.
When you select the trailer tires, they should have the ST marking and should
be designed for trailer use. They will have stronger less flexible sidewalls to
ensure that they track straighter. The tire tread tends to be shallower to
reduce any sway and ensures less heat build-up which ensures a longer tire
tires take a higher load so often the steel reinforcement cords used are of a
larger diameter to handle the extra load that the tires need to handle. So make
sure that you don’t put just any tire on the trailer. Check the tires technical manual to ensure that you select
the correct tire with the right diameter for the load that you intend to carry.
Also make sure that the tire pressure is followed, to guarantee that you don’t
have extra high tire wear caused by high rolling resistance in under-inflated
tires. Too low tire pressure will also cause the fuel costs to increase which
can quickly be expensive on a large truck with high load.
you plan to drive your truck in winter weathers, you need tires that are
designed for winter conditions. They should be marked with an alpine symbol (3PMSF) on the sidewall to
indicate that they have been approved for winter conditions. You should have
winter tires also on the trailer, to ensure good grip on all tires for a safe
and stable drive.
Haul tires are built to last for the
long distance. They are able to carry high loads over long distances with
minimum heat build-up and low tire wear. Haul tires can be retreaded for better
tire economy, where at a fraction of the cost you can retread the tire casing
with new tread, as long as the sidewalls haven’t been damaged. A good
environmental and economic decision.
When making a selection of which tires to match to your equipment it can be a decision that can make your operation profitable or then you will loose money due to some mistakes in the decision process. The decision has to be based on numerous factors and selecting an inferior tire or a tire that is not designed to handle the conditions, will have negative consequences.
selection of the equipment is often far easier and when you have made the
decision then all you can change and play around with are the tire options. I
always recommend people to start checking the technical tire manual to check
the options as a first step. Then map out what you expect from your tires, what
conditions you want the tires to perform in, what the maximum load will be and
then try to create a match of what you want and what is available.
It is always
cheaper to select a high quality tire that will give you more output and less
downtime. Problems are always costly when it comes to heavy equipment.
Then it is good to remember that problems never come alone and they affect
other things. If one machine breaks down, you will often have several other
equipment waiting for that machines’ output.
There will also be a lot of people will be involved in the repairs.
If you for
example have an excavator where the excavator tires ruptures, you will probably have
both the loader and the dump truck just waiting around for the tire of the
excavator to be repaired. So you not only have bad utilization of all
equipment, you also have 3 people that can’t work until the problem is fixed.
This is why making sure that you have good excavator, dump truck and wheel loader tires, to minimize the risk
that you will have tire failure.
productivity is also improved if you have good tires that have good stability
and grip. It is important to also realize that the properties are very
different on and off-road and that if you need to be able to drive your
machines between job sites on the road, then you need tires that are designed
for this purpose and have low heat build up when driving higher speeds on
tarmac, as the wear can be very high otherwise.
When mining you have basically open face mines or then underground mines. Open face is basically a massive pit that has been dug up and minerals or metals have been recuperated during the process. From underground mines, you will need to get deep down through a tunnel or a shaft to recuperate the metals or minerals. Open tends to be cheaper, but it also tend to be cheaper minerals that are recuperated.
Excavators, loaders and
dump trucks are the main equipment used for mining, while depending on what you
are mining you will have then specialty machines in addition to those. The
process is easy, dig (excavator), fill into the dump truck (loader) and then
the dump truck will drive and dump it to get anything valuable out of what has
been mined or if it is just dirt it will dump it to give more space to get
Both the machines and the tires need to be super durable to ensure that
despite the rough conditions that the tires will not cut or crack. The tires
are under extreme pressure due to the high loads as well as the surroundings
are filled with sharp stones and rocks. This is basically as rough as it gets
for tires and tire failures on this level are also the costliest. Any downtime
should be avoided to ensure a profitable operation. You don’t want to have to
change tires at the bottom of the mine due to a tire failure that could have
been avoided by better tires or better selection.
Mining tires include excavator
tires, dump truck tires and loader tires. There can also be
some differences between underground mining tires versus open mining, when it
comes to tire selection. The tires tread depth is important and the tires tend
to have groove depth indicators to easily monitor the tread depth, Good grip
and stability combined with the low rolling resistance giving good fuel economy
combined with the rubber compound that is very cut resistant. This should
ensure that your tires have a long and trouble-free operating life.
When selecting it is always advisable to consult the technical tire
manual to ensure that you have the proper pressure in the tires. Also verify
that you have the correct tires based on the load that you plan to move with
the equipment. Avoid making mistakes, where mistakes are very costly.
The costs of commercial tires can be quite high and heavy equipment will wear out tires in harsh conditions or on long hauls. Some tires can be retreaded, to replace the worn tread of the tire. The advantage is that you can reuse the expensive carcass of the tire and only add the tread, this making it a very economical solution for the tires that will wear out. It is also a more environmental solution if it is possible.
Tires that can
be retreaded are the on /off road tires. Noktop technology offers a
retreading option for numerous tires for both heavy equipment for all year use
as well as buses and trucks. Retreading is not used for repairing tires, but
just to give a tire new treads due to long term use wear of the previous
treads. Giving it a basically like new tire tread for yet again a durable tire
for harsh weather conditions and work conditions.
Noktop is a retreading
material developed by the Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres well known for producing world-class tires for harsh
conditions. They invented the winter tires and have perfected them throughout
the years. They unique experience of producing some of the best treads has been
utilized in the retreading technology to give its customer a chance to save
substantially on their tire costs.
Retreading tiresare basically just as good as new tires if it is done
professionally at a Noktop dealer and will give you a chance to extend the
lifetime of your tires, as long as the tire structure is intact. There are some
70% savings in oil used for retreading compared to a new tire plus you have
less waste as you reuse most of the tire.
haven’t yet started retreading your vehicles tires, then you should start
looking into retreading the tires. The economical benefits speak for themselves
and also the environmental impact of retreading instead of buying new tires,
when the only thing wrong with the tire per se is the worn out tread, that can
be added again for a fraction of buying a new tire. You will still be able to
drive on a high quality tire with an excellent tread, with good grip and
stability regardless if the equipment is used on or off road.
There is a big demand for commercial tires, with the countless of buses and trucks that are present on our streets every day, to make sure that people get to places that they want or need to be to making sure that goods are readily available around the globe.
you have your city buses and you have your long distance buses that have
different a bit different profile when it comes to the tires. The city tires
need to be more durable for curb impacts, while still being able to handle any
weather conditions. The long distance buses needs to have tires that have low
heat build up with resulting low wear and low rolling resistance for the low
gas mileage, while still also being able to deliver despite harsh weather
If you want
a winter grip that you can rely on in all weathers, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta is probably your best choice. This is a tire
from the Finnish tire producer who invented the winter tire back in the
1930-ies. This is built to have excellent grip on ice and snow, with reinforced
sidewalls to cope with the curbs.
Hakkapeliitta is available for your city buses as well as any long distance
buses in need of a long haul tire that is ready to meet winter conditions.
People need to be able to rely on the buses to get to work on time, so they
need to meet the timetable regardless of weather. This is when you need a tire
that is tested and approved for winter condition with the alpine 3PMSF-symbol on the sidewall of the
medium to long haul buses that will get us between cities, you will need a bus tire to rely on even on those icy and
snowy roads, to ensure that its passengers get to the final destination
according to the timetable, regardless of the weather conditions.
comes to weather that matches the harsh weathers experienced in Finland, Nokian Tyres
have consistently for over 100 years proven that they can deliver tires for the
harshest conditions from car tires to commercial tires in a wide range of uses.
These tires are made to last and to get you the most operational hours of the
The inventor of winter tires has now come out with a new series of truck tires to add to their existing portfolio of commercial tires. They already have tires in the bus and truck segment, but with the latest addition they further strengthen their portfolio in this area. The new addition is a new range called Nokian R-Truck tires.
is a Nordic producer of tires
that has already been around for an impressive 120 years. Producing tires for
the Nordic climate has given them an edge in tires for extreme conditions that
can be utilized in numerous fields. It is almost 720 miles from North to South
with a lot of the mining and forestry located in the North and the majority of
the population in the south, so transporting heavy goods in harsh climates has
been a high priority for ages.
Nokian R-Truck range offers a range of heavy truck tires for on and off-road
use for earthmoving and forestry use. Tires tend to be optimized for one
condition, as it is very difficult to get a good tire that can handle the
complexity you have when you combine two different working conditions from very
challenging and complex off-road to the durability of long haul on smooth
highways across the country. The Nokian R-Truck tire has managed to do just
It is an
extremely durable tire for the off-road conditions in earthmoving and forestry
with a special rubber compound that is very cut and crack resistant to ensure
that you get maximum output from your tires, with minimum downtime. With wide
self cleaning grooves that feature stone ejectors are great on the soft and
muddy surfaces and even on snow and slush, while exhibiting great grip.
Everything you want from your earthmoving tires or your forestry tires.
then hit the highway with these tires, you have a tire with low rolling
resistance to ensure good fuel economy for the long haul drive. Low heat build
up ensures low wear makes this tire a tire to last. The tire is available for
all axle positions, steer, drive and trailer. Make sure to use the Nokian
R-Truck tire on all axles to ensure good grip and durability all throughout.
This is a tire that is built to last and to get the job done in a durable and
Heavy trucks are used to transport goods on our roads all across the country. With the globalization we have seen products being produced all over the world and then transported by ship and then by trucks all across the nation. To ensure that the products arrive safely all the way from the container terminals all the way to our stores via logistic centers, you will need trucks to drive them there.
only do you need tires for the long haul, but also heavy truck tires that get you to the end
destination regardless of weather conditions. You might even need to have
winter tires to get to the areas that will be covered in snow and ice. This is
when you might need to put winter tires on your truck and its trailer.
have different set of tires depending on function of the tire. You have front
steering tire axle, then you have the drive axle and finish off with the
trailer tires, which are the rear tires. If you put on winter tires, you should
have winter tires throughout. The winter tires should be approved for winter
use and have the three peak mountain snow flake symbol (3PMSF), so check if your truck tires are approved and have the
symbol on the sidewall before you drive in winter conditions.
tires that have been especially designed as being for long-haul trucks, to ensure that they can
manage the distance. Make sure that select the right tire for the right
position based on if it is a steering, driving or trailer position. Tires will
give you the grip and stability you need to drive safely. The durability of
good haul tires ensures that you will have minimum with downtime. You also have
the option to choose an all-weather tire, which allows you to drive safely
throughout the year and still have the safety of a winter approved tire for
when you end up in winter conditions. This can be a good solution of you end up
driving through several weather conditions during one trip, where an overall
safety throughout the year is to prefer. Key is always to select the tire that
best fists your needs. Since the tires are instrumental in giving you the
safety from your truck and for the goods that you delivery, it is good to make
the choice wisely.For more tips regarding heavy
truck tires, visit: www.nokianheavytyres.com
Living in Northern California and with my recent purchase of the Volvo XC40 R-design, I started to look into possible tire options. The questions I had were if I should invest in SUV all-season tires or SUV all-weather tires. With the varying weather of Northern California, where seasonal changes are more present than in Southern California, I wanted to make sure that the tires I choose are able to remain responsive and safe in all road and weather conditions. Also, the SUV that I bought is quite sporty, and I didn’t want to invest in tires that would limit my driving experience. First things first. I would like to find out if I should look into all-season tires or all-weather tires and to understand what’s the difference between these two.
After starting to
read about the differences between all-weather and all-season tires, it became
clear to me that only the all-weather tire would work for me. This is because
even though it sounds like the two tires are the same, only the all-weather
tires actually can hold up in winter road conditions. All weather tires are
really combinations of the best properties of a winter tire and an all-season
tire, whereas an all-season tire is good only for 3 seasons. Even though the
name all-seasons implies to 4 seasons, the tire is not safe on winter
conditions. Having realized this, I still needed to choose which all-weather
tire to get.
The Nokian WR G3 SUV
tire is an all-weather tire especially made for SUVs. It can maintain driving
comfort while ensuring responsiveness as well as excellent grip even on snow.
With its snow claws on the tread’s diagonal and longitudinal grooves, snow and
ice will not be a problem. This tire also assures that it performs equally well
on dry surfaces with its “Groove Lifts”, which maintain stability and even
prevents wedging of small rocks. Even in wet and slushy conditions the tire
continues to perform well, minimizing the risk of both slush planing and aqua planning,
when there are heavy summer rains and when snow starts to melt in the spring.
If I lived in
Southern California or any part of the country, which do not have winter road
season tires like the Nokian Rotiiva HT might have worked for me. Nokian
Rotiiva HT with its advanced highway tread would have provided a quiet and safe
ride with the possibility to handle some light off-road situations.
I just finished up my winter season at the ski resort in Tahoe where I had put my Nokian Nordman 7 studded tires in to good use. After accepting a job at San Francisco fisherman’s wharf, I realized that I needed to find some new tires for my car. As great as my studded winter tires were up here in Tahoe for the winter season, they obviously won’t be suitable for San Francisco.
was unavoidable to buy winter tires here in Tahoe as the winter conditions
required good quality winter tires. However, now that I am heading to San
Francisco, I am looking into all season tires. All-season and summer
tires are suitable for spring, summer, and
fall but not for winter. Luckily my colleague Joe bought my studded winter
tires from me and I bought some Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 all-season tires.
great thing about the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 tire is that it’s a safe and economical
tire that provides a comfortable driving experience. It also has a silent
sidewall Technology that cuts out noise and vibration and makes my journeys
even more enjoyable.
I bought my winter tires, I was aware I would only be using them during the
winter season and for that season they were excellent. The grip was excellent,
and I had no problems driving up my sloped drive way. Using these tires in any other than winter
conditions, however, is not recommended and I’m sure in some states it’s not
even legal. I don’t regret having invested in a good set of winter tires as I
know that the all-season tires I put on now, would not have been able to handle
the harsh winter conditions in Tahoe.
If I end up staying in San Francisco I will be able to
continue to use my new Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 tires until the end of their life as
the weather in San Francisco is well suited for all-season tires.