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Construction : Communication Feature | August 2015 | Source : Equipment India

Puncture-proof Tyres

Trident International specialises in the development of specialty tyres and specific tyre solutions for extreme duty applications.

Industrial and construction equipment such as aerial work platforms, boom lifts, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, mining equipment, port cranes, tele-handlers etc are normally fitted with pneumatic tyres. When these machines are used in severe service/harsh underfoot conditions they are prone to frequent punctures, tyre damage and fast tyre wear resulting in losses associated with frequent repair and replacement, downtime and delays. In some applications such as lifting and underground mining, punctures pose a significant safety risk to man and machine.

Trident International specialises in the development of specialty tyres and specific tyre solutions for extreme duty applications and offers users the following options that make tyres 100 per cent puncture-proof.

Replacing pneumatic tyres with solid/semi- solid industrial tyres: These tyres have a special full rubber, airless construction and are therefore puncture-proof. They have an extra deep tread for long, uninterrupted service. Semi-solid tyres have specially designed sidewall apertures to provide shock absorption and ride comfort.

These are suitable for high load, low speed, and short haul applications. The other major advantage being service life, which is typically 3-5 times that of pneumatic tyres. Such tyres are available for small to medium sized equipment.

Foam filling: Foam filling tyres is a process in which a pneumatic tyre is injected and pressurised with a special two component urethane polymer in a precise proportion using a special metering pump. The polyurethane cures into a soft, resilient, synthetic rubber core replacing the air in the tyre. The resultant filled tyre is thus rendered puncture-proof and maintains the required inflation pressure throughout its service life. PU-filled tyres have a full footprint and are capable of carrying their rated load at all times. The soft core is designed to provide a ride similar to air filled pneumatic tyres.

Both of the above are zero maintenance and significantly improve productivity, safety and capital efficiency.

Upon understanding the specific application and problems faced, TridentĀ“s experienced team offers customers guidance about the most suitable option to keep customersĀ“ machines going, no matter what.

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