Truck tires are some of the most used commercial tires as definitely the most used continuous tire as the trucks basically are driven around the clock to deliver products around the road networks around the globe. To ensure that the products are delivered on time, the tires need good durability and wear resistance. Good quality truck tires will provide you with a longer service life than tires of lower quality. You tend to also get a lower rolling resistance leading to better fuel economy, which can result in big savings considering the miles that your trucks are putting in. Combine this with that a high quality carcass can be retreaded when the tread reaches the minimum acceptable tread depth. A good carcass can be retreaded 1-2 times, before it has to be discarded, but in the mean time you can make substantial savings. A retreaded tire is as good as a new, if the carcass is of high quality and you use a high quality retreading option.
of the main reason that long haul
will fail you is due to low tire pressure. A tire rarely just explodes if it is
properly inflated, unless you hit something on the road like a pothole or some
debris. This means that basically 80 % of all tire blowouts could be prevented
with ensuring that you have the correct tire pressure. Bad tire pressure is
based on bad tire maintenance, so if your fleet is having problems with tire
blowouts, you will need to assess your fleets tire maintenance process.
is important to make sure that the tires are matched correctly in terms of
diameter when they are dual assembled as you might risk on ruining both tires
otherwise. Alignment is another key issue to ensure even wear across the tire.
The biggest problem with tires is on the trailers side, as they tend to get
less maintenance than the main rig. Proper maintenance of all parts is
essential and combine it with making sure that you purchase high quality tires.
Retread for better tire economy, as you can make substantial savings on your
tire budget if you buy quality haul tires from the start. Then make sure that
you monitor and account for all problems so that you can identify the best
process to improve productivity with minimum downtime.
Truck tires are some of the most used tires on the planet. Trucks have a lot of tires, normally 18-20 tires on each truck and they tend to drive almost constantly. So tire wear is significantly even when you use the most durable wear resistant tires, however these outperform any cheaper tire and you will be able to have more operating hours and less downtime with high quality tires. When it comes to commercial tires the tire costs tend to be small in comparison of what damage tire failures can cause as well as a lot of downtime, where you can’t utilize expensive equipment. So selecting a cheaper tire will never be worth it.
You need a reliable truck tires
that you know can perform regardless of what conditions that you will face,
without delays or problems. Customers rely on you to deliver their goods safely
and on time. Failure to deliver on time might incur penalties and it can even
ruin the goods if they are perishable. Depending on where your drive, you might
even need winter tires for your truck, tires that can handle snow and ice.
Without winter tires it is not safe to drive and you should not attempt it.
Attempting to drive without winter tires will surely increase the risk of
accidents and delays. It might also be illegal to drive without winter tires,
depending on where you drive, e.g. Sweden introduced last year a law that makes
it mandatory with winter tires for all heavy equipment driving on public roads
between 1st of November until 31st of March, something
that has already been introduced in Norway and Finland.
Durability tends to be key for haul
tires, as you don’t want to have tire related problems
during your drives. With durable tires, your tire maintenance should be
sufficient to ensure that the tires will last and will not wear out during
transport. You will have different tires depending on the position, where you
will have steer tires, drive axle tires and then trailer tires. It is important
to have good tires on all position to ensure that you have good control while
you drive and take turns. Low rolling resistance of tires can save you a lot of
money on fuel as well as retreading
tires, where a premium tire carcass can be retreaded
1-2 times to reduce both costs and environmental impact.
Most trucks that are moving on our roads are semi-trailer trucks, they can carry heavy loads and can be loaded by containers from ships and then be driven across the continent for deliveries. With the containerization a lot of pressure has been put on quick deliveries by land with semi-trailer trucks. To distribute the high weight they tend to have 2 axels on the trailer and 3 on the tractor unit that pulls it. The steering axel has single wheels and the 2 drive axels of the tractor unit tend to have dual wheels and the same goes with the 2 axels on the trailer.
So when it
comes to the amount of tires on a semi-trailer truck you tend to have 18 wheels
with tires. You will have different tires for the steering axel position and
for the drive axel position versus the trailer tires. There are some
differences in the properties needed so make sure that you select the correct
tire for the intended position. You will have 2 steer tires, 8 drive tires and
8 trailer tires on an 18-wheeler semi-trailer truck. So getting a full set of truck tires can get quite costly, but you don’t
want to skimp on quality as that can impact your safety. Retreading
tyre can be an option,
if they are of good quality and the tire carcass is in good shape.
similar situation, there are a lot of tires, often with dual wheels in the back
and can have one or two axels, so the bus will have either 2 axels or 3 axels. Bus
tires don’t have the different tires for the different positions the same way
that trucks have and they usually have bus as part of the tire name. They do
though differentiate if it is city bus or a long haul bus, where city buses are
more durable for pavement impacts on the sidewall and the long haul are more
durable for long haul driving, where haul
tires are the right
buses and trucks there will is a need to have proper winter tires if you plan
to drive in areas where there will be winter conditions. You should have 3PMSF
symbol on the sidewall if they are approved for winter conditions. Some
countries demand that you have this if you will drive through them, others
should but they might no have that yet.