ArchGuy1 wrote:What exactly is it like running retread tires on front end loaders.
ArchGuy1 wrote:I do know that they are commonly used on 18 wheelers and other large trucks.
TSS wrote:ArchGuy1 wrote:What exactly is it like running retread tires on front end loaders.
As long as they were retreaded by a reputable company, it shouldn't be a problem. Aside from damage, two things destroy tires: Weathering from the outside and heat buildup in the tire carcass from the inside. Front end loaders rarely if ever travel fast enough to build up any heat in the carcasses of their tires, and a reputable retreader would never use an excessively weathered tire as a base.ArchGuy1 wrote:I do know that they are commonly used on 18 wheelers and other large trucks.
Never in a steering position, though. Traveling at highway speeds over long distances, truck tires can build up tremendous amounts of heat, especially if they or the tire next to them slightly are slightly under-inflated, hence the thousands if not millions of "road gators" (shed treads of retreaded truck tires) that litter the sides of highways across the US.
ArchGuy1 wrote:Are retreads on the steer axle of a front end loader fine.
ArchGuy1 wrote:Also, are they a good investment for construction companies.
Aesma wrote:These things never travel on roads, at least here, I suspect it's even illegal, so the state of their tires doesn't matter that much, as long as they get traction in dirt/mud.
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