CHOOSING TIRES THAT CAN TAKE THE HEAT AND DEMANDS FOR OFF-ROAD CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES

This article briefly discusses the four major considerations when choosing the best tire for earthmoving equipment: Will it fit? Will it carry the load? Is the design suitable for underfoot conditions? Does it meet ton-mile-per-hour (TMPH) and Work Capability Factor (WCF) requirements? Equipment manufacturers provide recommendations for optional tire sizes and ply ratings for different loading and operating conditions. However, other considerations affect the actual tire choice, including: Material density, because weight per cu yd varies greatly; Optional equipment or equipment modifications, which can add substantial weight and affect weight distribution; and Aging, since as equipment ages, it tends to become heavier when empty. An insert with this article discusses the advantages of aluminum disc wheels.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Publication Date: 1991-8

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 76-77
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  • Accession Number: 00611833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM