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What Tread Pattern Tires to Choose for Mine Road Dump Truck?

For short and medium distance dump truck tires, the usage conditions are complex. Choosing the right tire that meets the usage conditions of your vehicle can save you time and money! Here are some tips for dump truck tires for your reference.

What kind of pattern tires to choose for dump trucks?

  • For internal transportation vehicles of various coal mines and stone factories or transportation from factories and mines to coal yards and construction sites, roads are mixed with stone roads and paved roads, with medium slopes, overloaded vehicles, medium speeds and a transportation distance of within 100 kilometers.

    Recommended use: Tires with small tread blocks have good heat dissipation and grip; tread depth should be increased to resist puncture and wear; reinforced tires with the ability to overload and resist explosion should be used.

  • For short-distance transportation of iron ore, coal mines, and stone material yards, the road conditions are extremely bad with small stone roads, overloaded vehicles, and typical usage conditions such as short-distance transportation from iron ore mining areas (not entering the mine) to beneficiation plants, with medium speeds and a transportation distance of within 50 kilometers.

    Recommended use: Tires with medium-sized tread pattern with good grip and heat dissipation, reinforced tire with the ability to overload and resist explosion, tire face adhesive should resist block dispersion.

  • For short-distance transportation of iron ore and various hard ore mines, driving on extremely bad and potholed roads, overloaded vehicles and in extreme overload conditions such as the transportation of ore from the mine to outside, with slow speeds and a transportation distance of within 30 kilometers.

    Recommended use: Dump truck tires with strong body material that can resist impact and not burst, with the tire face adhesive formula good enough to resist tearing and block dispersion.

Inspection and maintenance of dump truck tires

Mining dump trucks often work in double or triple shifts. The driver or vehicle maintenance personnel need to check the tire pressure of all tires once a week. The ideal time to check tire pressure is before the shift begins. If the tire pressure is lower than 20% of the normal tire pressure, it should be regarded as a serious air leakage. If there is air leakage, you should carefully check for puncture or other causes and repair them in time. If there is only a shortage of air, it should be filled in time to reach the normal air pressure. In winter, tire pressure will also decrease due to the influence of temperature. Proper inflating should be carried out. Low tire pressure will increase fuel consumption and accelerate abnormal wear of the tires, which is not conducive to safe driving. At the same time, it should also be avoided that high tire pressure affect the grip, especially the braking performance of the vehicle.

Insufficient inflation often leads to abnormal deformation and excessive flexion of the tire, resulting in shortening of tire life; and also leads to the accumulation of heat, irregular wear and side puncture. It also increases fuel consumption. High tire pressure will cause tire crown wear, easy tire surface cracking and piercing, tire body explosion, etc. There is a saying in the tire industry: "Air pressure is the life of a tire." From this sentence, we can know how important tire pressure is to tire life!