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.
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.
The new Nokian Logger King LS-2 skidder tires are excellent even for the heaviest equipment. Skidders are used in full tree forestry to drag the trees through the forest and with the weight of a full tree and combined with the driving conditions in the forest, you will need some of the best forest tires to make sure that the surroundings don’t slow you down. You need excellent grip to ensure that the weather doesn’t impact your productivity in a negative matter.
Bad weather with heavy rain can turn steep hills into slurry of mud, making it almost impossible to drive successfully up the hill, but with the right tires this can be achieved. These logger tires have a new rubber compound to maximize the grip, durability and self-cleaning properties. They are loaded with rubber and steel to make sure that they are very durable and will not puncture or crack easily. Avoiding all unnecessary downtime has big impact on getting the job done on time.
These tires can get you up muddy steep hills even in heavy rains, so that you don’t have to wait for the rain to stop. Regardless if the surfaces are hard or soft and wet or dry, you need to make sure that your equipment can deliver. You should be able to continue working regardless of the weather. This is an amazing improvement versus if you have to wait out the rain and impacting also other people’s jobs, as they have to wait for you to drag the trees to the landing. If your skidder is waiting, as he can’t get up the hill, then you will have some backlog.
The truck that picks up the logs might also need to have proper on and off road tires, so that he can drive safely to the landing. They also need to be able to have good grip on mud and gravel and be cut and crack resistant. The combination to be good on both off and on road requires very good design so that you have a tire with good properties on all surfaces and temperatures. You want to have low rolling resistance so that the fuel consumption is low and that the wear of the tires is held at a minimum. You can even get them for winter conditions. The Nokian R-Truck series will solve all that for you.