One of the best ways to avoid tire related problems is to ensure that you have effective tire maintenance for preventive maintenance. Finding problems before they grow into bigger problems or costly breakdowns. During the maintenance you should wash the tires, check the tire pressure and check the condition of tires. The condition includes both the tread and visually checks if there are any cuts or cracks. If you notice any abnormalities you will need to decide if you can safely continue or if you need to fix or replace the tires. You will also need to replace tires that have too low tread depth.
New tires will always be better than used tires and in heavy industries where you use heavy machinery; you will need to monitor the tires that they are in good condition so that they can handle the challenging conditions that you encounter with the equipment. Changing the tires when they need to be changed will ensure that you will have the necessary properties that you will need from your tires. You will need to avoid tire related problems as they add costs and can cause personnel injuries or equipment damages and will lead to costly delays and repairs.
Some of the heavy equipment will rely on the tires to be very durable and provide long trouble free service life with limited downtime. They have to be able to withstand heavy loads and have a rubber compound that can avoid cuts or cracks. The heavy equipment often operates in conditions that have sharp rocks or debris that can damage your tires. So you will need to make sure that you have tires that are designed for this. Your loader tires will still need to be different than your excavator tires.
If you then require on and off road tires for your truck, you will often have to combine various properties. You will need to make sure that you have properties both for off road, such as impact and cut resistance combined with excellent grip, to ensure that they perform well off road, then you will need to have good properties for driving on road, where you require good driving comfort, low rolling resistance and good fuel economy. You might also need truck tires with winter driving properties for safe driving during the winter season.
The transport business has become more and more competitive and cost and productivity matters. The heavy investments into trucks will need to make sure that they have a high degree of utilization. The more time they can spend on the road delivering goods to their destinations, the more profitable they are. This high utilization also puts a lot of pressure on the correct tire selection. Selecting a high quality commercial tire from the start ensures also that you can retread the tires. This does though require that the carcass is in good condition, if they are in good condition you can retread them 1-2 times.
Good tires should give you a long trouble free service life, as downtime can add a lot of costs. Since there are a lot of tires on a truck you need to make sure that they are all in good condition. There are different tires for different positions, when it comes to steer, drive and trailer. They should all be of good quality, to ensure safe driving with good grip and control. Making sure that the truck tires are in good condition is essential, so that you don’t end up with unforeseen breakdowns.
You will also need to check that you have the correct tires for the season. If you will drive during the winter season and will be exposed to snowy conditions you will need to make sure that you have the correct tires. You will need to have the tires that can provide the grip that you need during the winter season. Without proper tires you might not be allowed to drive in certain countries and if you are allowed to drive you will be less safe than with winter tires. So for the safety of the driver, the other drivers around you on the roads and the goods that you are transporting it is important that you have the tires that will provide you with the best grip and control on the conditions that you will drive.
There are several all-weather tire options that provide year round performance regardless of weather conditions. So if you need regional haul tires or long haul tires, you will need to select which tire options is the best suitable ones. You might also be in need for on or off road tires, which can be important if part of your transport involves off road conditions.
There are a few different machines used for earthmoving and they each will need specific tires to have the best performance. The main machines used are loaders, excavators and dump trucks. You might even have a backhoe loader and tractors with different types of attachments. You get the best performance when you select the machine that has the best performance and combine it with the best tires. The tires will enable the machine to deliver to its full potential. The last thing that you want is that the tires will to be able to provide enough grip to perform the duties.
There are different tires for most of the machines, not only because of dimension differences, but also because they all require a bit different properties to make them the best possible tire for that machine. So you will have specific excavator tires, loader tires, backhoe tires and dump truck tires. They have a few things in common is that they do need to be able to provide good grip and be very durable so that they don’t rupture during the work shift. Some of the tires will handle this a bit differently and have additional requirements.
For your excavator tires, it is very important that the can handle the pressure as you dig and that they provide stability so that you don’t get a swinging motion. You need sufficient grip to get to the digging site and durability so that the tires don’t rupture driving around the work site. A loader is more dependent on excellent grip and you push the bucket under the material and the load is heavier when you drive it around to dump it in a dump truck or in a different area. The tires have to withstand the load without cracking and they have to withstand any sharp objects on the ground while driving around.
It is good to make use of the technical tire manual as you make your tire selection as it has the full range of tires that are available and it also has all the dimensions and specifications for each tire and their recommended tire and load pressures. This allows you to make the best decision of tires so that you can maximize the performance of your equipment to achieve the best results. This is what it is all about.
Bus routes can be short or long, while they still need to get the passengers to their end destination in a safe manner. They also have to do so regardless of weather conditions, so regardless if the roads are dry, wet or even filled with snow the buses should be able to safely and remain on schedule. The buses depending on if they drive in cities or more regional driving will have some different requirements. The city buses will have more frequent stops, be impacted by curbs and potholes to a higher degree than the regional buses that tend to frequent more motorways and rely on more long haul driving with wear resistance being key instead of impact durability.
Key withbus tires is that they can withstand the high load, have good low rolling resistance, so that you have low wear and good fuel efficiency. Low fuel consumption is good for the environment, as you will have low CO2 emissions. So make sure that you equip your bus fleet with tires that have long trouble free service life, with minimum unscheduled downtime that will impact the bus passengers and add costs to the operations. Check the tire condition so that the tires are free from cuts and cracks, then make sure that the tread depth is good so that you have good safety properties.
You will often different tires for drive and steer, while some tires have been designed to fit wheel on both positions. If you need good winter tires for your bus, as it will drive in areas that will have snow during the winter season the best option might be the Nokian Hakkapeliitta City Bus tires. These tires for example can be used both for steer or drive and have excellent winter grip. These tires are good for the winter and are winter approved and have the 3PMSF-symbol indicating that they have passed the stringent tests that are on winter tires. These will get you safely from stop to stop within cities even on snow and ice filled roads. They reinforced sidewalls to protect from curb or pothole impact to ensure that you will have less tire related problems. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta series is a well know winter tire brand of Nokian Tyres, which actually invented the winter tires for trucks back in 1930-ies.
Winter tires are especially designed to handle road conditions with snow and ice this is why in winter conditions the tire of choice would be a dedicated winter tire. Winter tires exist both as studded and non-studded tires, however the one thing that any winter tire has in common is that they are all marked with the “Three-peak mountain snowflake symbol” meaning they are officially approved for winter use.
There are many good quality winter tires on the market like the
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8, this high-end tire has won test wins in motor magazines
around the world and is suited for drivers not wanting to compromise on winter
safety. It allows for firm grip under all winter conditions, along with
ultimate handling. These studded tires are a good example of a dedicated winter
tire that offer excellent grip on icy and snowy roads.
These tires make use of the new eco-stud cushion that are made
to reduce both road wear and noise. They have also added an additional 40% more
studs over the previous version of this tire. In addition, this version has
additional tread blocks to allow for even greater grip and the combination of
the anchor stud, flange design, and the Eco Stud cushion ensures superior grip
and soft stud contact on all driving surfaces. With dedicated winter tires you can rest
assured that no matter what the weather conditions are where you live your
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 tires will be up for the challenge and you can count on
maximum performance at all times.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 are designed with the most cutting-edge
technologies such as “Brake boosters” which is an innovation that was developed
on the rear edges of the tread blocks on the edges of the tire in order to
provide additional safety in demanding weather. The brake booster is a part of
each tread block located on the shoulder area; with its saw-tooth pattern it
helps increase the tire’s contact with the driving surface. This along with
other innovations makes this tire one of the most advanced and safest tire on
the market for the Northern winters.
The winter tires out-perform any other tires in winter weather
conditions, and nothing outperforms studded winter tires especially on ice.
Providing the ultimate in traction, especially lateral traction.
Manufacturers are always coming up with new technologies to help deal with issues like hydroplaning. Technologies like polished lateral and inside grooves like in the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 all-season tires allows the tire to store more water from between the tire and the road while accelerating its flow from the main grooves. Innovations like this improve their aquaplaning and slushplaning properties.
like the Nokian WR G3 tires are made of rubber compounds that are very similar
to the rubber compounds of winter tires.
It also features the snowflake mountain symbol. The Nokian WR G3 all-weather
tires also have polished main grooves like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 to effectively
clean snow, slush, and water off the tire to ensure that the tire grips the road thereby
protecting against both aquaplaning and slush planing. Hydroplaning does not
just pertain to water (Aquaplaning) but also to slush (Slush planing) which can
happen when the snow starts melting, leaving slush on the road. This is why
even in other seasons than the rainy season you can experience hydroplaning.
This is why most tire manufacturers add hydroplaning protective qualities in
their full tire line ups.
Most tires incorporate this technology but even with a good
tire you can’t completely eliminate the risk. This is why it’s important to
know what to do when your car starts hydroplaning. Keep cool, probably easier
said than done but it’s important to not panic and slam on the brakes. The best
thing to do if you start hydroplaning is to stay straight and decelerate to try
to regain the feel of the road and control of your car. To avoid hydroplaning,
look at the road ahead and avoid any large puddle and reduce your speed in
Using a new good quality tire with adequate tire pressure is
important as tread depth plays a role. This means that new tires are the best
weapon against hydroplaning. A tread pattern that channels water out from between
the tire and the road as with the “polished grooves” utilized both in the
Nokian eNTYRE and the Nokian WR G3, is the most effective way to prevent
hydroplaning. According to test results, hydroplaning starts at 47mph in worn
out tires versus the corresponding speed for new tires at 60 mph.
The main reason why all-weather tires outperform all-season tires is the fact that they are actually officially rated for use in winter conditions. They actually hold the “three peak mountain snowflake” symbol indicating that they meet the performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service rated. This is the same emblem used on winter tires. The main reason why all-weather tires outperform all-season tires in winter conditions is due to this rating. The all-weather tires are in fact a cross between an all-season tire and a winter tire.
There are several good all-weather
tires on the market. Tires like the market. The Nokian WR G3 all-weather tires
are a tire with excellent winter grip and handling with all-season durability. It
offers low rolling resistance, extreme wet performance with additional slush
and aquaplaning protection, excellent handling on snowy as well as dry surfaces
and of course holds the mountain snowflake symbol designating it for use in
severe winter conditions. It remains stable and easy to control even at high
speeds with reliable functionality for the varying weather conditions of North
The Nokian WR G3 SUV all-season tires are available for SUVs
with the same advantages as the Nokian WR G3 for passenger cars. The SUVs being
a heavier vehicle is even more dependent on good grip to allow for maximal traction
with all kinds of road conditions. It is equipped with the “Snow Claws” giving
it exceptional winter grip on snow and ice yet versatile enough to handle any
other road conditions.
The choice for all-weather tires or SUV
all-weather tires is a good one when living in an area requiring tires to
handle winter weather. Keeping in mind that nothing outperforms an actual
dedicated winter tire, studded or non-studded alike. Dedicated winter tires,
especially studded-winter tires have the ultimate grip and traction, especially
lateral traction. The main drawback with dedicated winter tires is of course
the need to change tires in the winter and the fact that studded tires can’t be
driven on bare roads, so they need to be taken off as soon as the snow melts.
The winter tires have a superior tread pattern as well as a softer rubber
compound, making them much better in handling both freezing temperatures and allowing
superior handling on ice and snow.
With fall here and winter approaching and if you reside in an area with severe winters then all-weather tires might be a good option. The all-weather tires hold the “three peak mountain snowflake” symbol, the same as on winter tires. This indicates that they meet the required performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service rated. This is because the all-weather tires are actually a hybrid between winter tires and all-season tires, making them an ideal all year round tires in areas with severe winters. This also allows for one set of tires without the need for change over thereby eliminating the need for storing a second set of tires.
all-weather tires are made of tread constituted of intermediate rubber compound
that offers excellent grip on all kinds of road conditions being as mentioned a
hybrid between the snow tires or winter
tires and all-season tires, making them
ideal for all seasons. This is why during the cold season when the roads are
icy, snowy and wet they work just as well as during the other seasons.
Eventhough all-weather tires are rated for severe winter weather use it needs
to be noted that nothing outperforms a studded winter tire on ice, especially
for lateral traction. Having said that not many areas in the United States, nor
days of the year require an actual studded tire.
the unique tread pattern with grooves effectively clean snow, slush and water
out of the tire to ensure excellent grip and reliable handling under all
conditions thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also occur
when the snow melts and there is slush on the road. This can assure
hydroplaning resistance both in heavy rain or melting ice and snow. This allows
to maintain proper contact with the road and provide the stability you need to
handle your vehicle safety and comfortably.
tires are the only tires that can be used all year round if the winters are
severe in your area. If the area you live in does not have severe winters then all- season tires can be considered
for all year round use. All-weather tires outperform all-season tires in the
winter as all-season tires are not recommended for severe winter weather. The
many new innovations in all-weather and all-season tires alike make them both
equally good to handle the other three seasons of the year. Most tires now a
day offer low rolling resistance to save fuel and thereby the environment
without forgoing safety and handling.
This metaphor that originated in the middle of the twentieth century has become an everyday idiom referring to a hectic and high-pressure life. It also suggests a more exciting life with exciting and sometimes dangerous activities. So, it might come as a surprise that the fast lane is actually the safest lane to drive in, with less accidents than the middle and far right lane. In fact, the lane with the most accidents is the far right lane, responsible for 40% of the accidents. The middle lane is responsible for 38% and the fast lane only 22% of car accidents.
No matter what lane you drive in it is important to equip your car with
good quality tires to avoid the risk of accidents due to inadequate tires.
Tires that are worn down can cause a blow out, or improperly inflated or worn
out tires will also be more subject to hydroplaning. This is the number one
reason for accidents in the summer. When shopping for tires you need to
consider where you live, what kind of driving you will be doing and what kind
of driving conditions you will be encountering.
Obviously if you have a high-performance car you would be looking for
high performance tires with the appropriate speed rating, a rating that
indicates the maximum safest speed the tire can be driven. It should be noted
that the speed rating is usually much higher than the legal speed limit however
that doesn’t mean that a higher speed rating is not advantageous as usually tires
with higher speed ratings also handle and corner better with superior traction.
If you have a hybrid or electrical car you would want a tire with low rolling
resistance to allow the car to go further between each charge allowing for a
smaller ecological footprint.
There is also the need to consider whether you are in the market for one
set of tires to be used year-round or if the fact of changing tires during the
year can be considered. The main reason
people consider changing tires is if you live in an area with severe winters
where winter tires are the best option. Winter
tires are by far the best choice if you live in an area with severe winter
weather. Whether you choose non-studded
tiresor studded tires they remain the best option for
superior grip and traction on snow and ice and especially lateral traction.
Proper tire selection becomes increasingly important, as the equipment become heavier and their productivity increases, you want a tire that can keep up. It of course puts a lot more pressure on the tires to perform under all circumstances. They tires will need to handle very high loads and be very durable so that they don’t cut or crack due to the loads or due to the rough terrain, where you will face a lot of sharp rocks or debris that easily can damage tires if they are not properly built and reinforced.
Not being able to work when it rains heavy due to that the equipment can’t work, as they can’t get sufficient grip on muddy hills is not an optimal scenario and one that can be avoided by the proper tire selection. Truck tires that will need to operate both on and off road will need tires that are properly designed for this purpose. The on and off road tires will need to be able to withstand rough terrain when off road as well as be able to manage mud and possibly snow. These are not easy conditions and ones that can cause a lot of problems and delays if you have made the wrong tire selection. You then need to combine this with excellent driving properties on highways in dry, wet and snowy conditions, with good grip and control. In addition you want the tires to have low wear properties and low fuel consumption through low rolling resistance. Driving comfort is always very important for long haul trucks, to ensure high comfort for the drivers.
This is a lot to squeeze into a tire. It is good to utilize the technical tire manual when you are doing your tire selection for your different machines. You will everything from loader tires to truck tires for a lot of different heavy industries. If you make a proper tire selection then you will ensure that you will have maximum problem free service life with minimum downtime. Proper scheduled tire maintenance is essential to make sure that the tires last as long as possible and to avoid any tire related accidents that can result in injuries. IN addition to tire maintenance, daily tire inspection is also recommended to check if the tires are free from any damage that can cause problems during the next shift.