All excavators are not the same and the tasks that they are intended to perform are not always similar and might require different attachments and requirements. Some of the most common excavators equipment include Articulated Dump Truck, which is used to transport sand, gravel or what has been dug up away from the site, they are able to transport heavy loads over rough terrain and also on public roads. They need heavy tires that can handle the terrain that is present where they perform the work and be able to work regardless of weather conditions. They also have to be able to drive on ordinary public roads, so they need to be able to handle higher speeds. This needs to be taken into account into when you consider the wear profile of the tire.
you have Road Graders or Motor Grader, which it is often also referred as, which
is used to flatten surfaces and processing materials. They belong to the heavy
machinery arsenal and for them to grade accurately they depend heavily on the
traction of the tires. Good tires give you the ability to move on any surfaces
on the job site and still being able to move on public roads with speeds up to
50km/h and they can drive without special permits for width or weight which
make them very mobile. This does require good road grader tires to ensure that
you can live up to the required mobility of the equipment through any weather
or terrain, combined with minimum downtime.
also have the Backhoe loader, which is basically a tractor with a fitted shovel
bucket in the front and a backhoe on the back, this is a versatile equipment,
but they also require good backhoe loadertires that can handle multiple
surfaces and have good stability and control to perform the wide range of tasks
that it can undertake. They can be used to brake asphalt and for paving roads.
technical tire manual is the best to get a good overview of the different type
of excavator tires
and the use of each. What loads you can carry and what tire pressure you need
to have. It is always good to have this close by to ensure that each job has the
correct tires within the specifications of use, so that you can avoid any tire
One might think that the tires are quite insignificant, which of course is not the case. Regardless if you have a car or heavy equipment, the tires are crucial in giving the optimal performance from your vehicle. Heavy equipment of course require heavy tires, that can withstand the heavy loads.
on the tasks that the excavator is scheduled to perform, you might need
different tires. The advantage of an excavator that has tire
versus tracks is that you are a bit more flexible in terms of being able to
adapt better to the tasks at hand before the job starts. If your excavator has
tracks you are more limited, but you tend to have very good traction on most
surfaces, but tracks are not the best for hard surfaces and for tasks where you
have to drive long distances as part of the task. Maneuvering within small
spaces is also more limited. Tracks are though good for soft surfaces where it
is important not to leave any trace behind. So if you are doing some work in
somebody’s backyard and have to make sure to leave the lawn intact, then you
really need to use an excavator with tracks.
can adapt tires to the terrain and to the weather or the combination thereof.
If you have the wrong set of tires it can have a very negative impact, as you
might not have the grip needed to perform the tasks, and you will need to have
stability and control to lift and move objects. You also need the grip to ensure
that the excavator doesn’t move
unintentionally. Without perfect grip the excavator might not be able to
perform its tasks.
Excavator tires can be chosen based on weather, as there are tires that are optimized for snow and ice and some there are optimized for mud and rough terrain. There are also tires that are more all-round that can handle a bigger range of conditions. It tends to be worth to check the technical tire manual to assess which tire option fits best for your excavator and your intended load. The better quality of tires that you get for your excavator the less down time it will have, due to less risk of tire failures, which can be quite costly if you are in remote areas.