When it comes to selecting tires for your earthmoving equipment you will need earthmoving tires that are durable and can do the job. Things to avoid are of course tires that might cut or crack while you are working. The conditions are very aggressive when you are working within earthmoving regardless if you are using an excavator or a loader, you will need great tires that don’t let you down.
Excavatortires are rugged and
you can select tires for both hard and soft surfaces. The tire choice should be
dependent on the tasks that you aim to perform. If you will work on soft
surfaces and want to leave minimum impact, make sure that you select a special
excavator tire that has been designed for soft surfaces, while still being
steel fortified to prevent from punctures from rocks and stubs.
will need high load bearing and good stability for digging, if the surface is
solid, then you will need a different tire that will give you support and
stability. Driving on roads will not be a problem as these tires will be
durable and enable smooth transitions between sites. Puncture resistance and durability tend to be
key features for people working with excavation work both on/off-road. You want
to make sure that the tires are as durable as they can be, as any tire problems
will cause delays and extra costs.
that you select the correct tire for the surface and for the equipment you
have, it is always good to consult the technical
tire manual for more information including the tire pressure depending on
load and tire. Selecting the tire is not always easy, but making an error in
this process can be very costly and cause big delays.
equipment often used for earthmoving are, road graders and wheel loader
combined often with an articulated dump truck to remove soil and debris from
the area. All vehicles will need to ensure that they have the proper tires for
their main area of the work. As you rarely have back-up equipment, that then
means if one has a problem it might keep all other equipment waiting. This
further reinforces the importance of durable tires that will have minimum
problems so you have minimum downtime for the work as whole.
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.
When you buy an excavator you will really need to list all the requirements before hand. Once you know the exact need of your excavator you can select the proper size and the one that can manage the various work that you will need to do. A key selector for excavators is if you want to have tires or tracks. This is a very important decisions to make and will determine a bit of what tasks you can do, how flexible you will be and can also determine the output and the return of your investment.
If you go for tracks you are very locked down to your choice, if you select tires, you can always change tires depending on the usage requirement, if they change between jobs. You can change for various surfaces if needed and for various weather conditions. You can also mount “over the tire” tracks to reduce skidding.
With tires your excavator is much faster and agile, it can move around in small areas and can if you have some distances to cover a wheeled excavator is much faster than a tracked one. So by selecting one with wheels you can generally increase the output of projects that require this type of movements.
For certain difficult terrain tracked excavators have better traction and have better weight distribution on soft surfaces. This can be important for the stability and balance of the excavator when lifting heavy objects. Also it reduces the impact on the ground, in case this needs to be minimized. Tracks can though often get through tougher terrain and soft terrains better. Also the tracks are not subject to damage by sharp objects, like stones and other debris.
Tracks are also better at getting up steeper slopes in terrain and can carry heavy loads up and down. However they move slowly, so it can be a bit tedious if the distances are long. For hard surfaces getting up and down slopes should not be a big issue for good tires.
The transportation between projects can be reduced, as the excavator with tires can drive on normal roads and do not have to be transported by another vehicle between jobs. This can save both time and money.
If you do go for excavator tires, then you need to make sure that your tire selection is correct and that is not always an easy task. There are a lot of tires to choose from and a lot of different brands. It goes without saying that you want to have a good tire with very good durability. Tire failures can be very costly and can easily delay certain projects. The tires will determine your stability and your grip on different terrains. Check the technical manual to get more information regarding your tire selection, to ensure that you get the right tires for the right speed and load. The tire pressure is also dependent on these factors.