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What's the benefit of Solid OTR tires ?

What's the benefit of Solid OTR tires ?

Update Time:2020-03-17
What's the benefit of Solid OTR tires ?
There are many applications in which pneumatic OTR tires perform extremely well. On the other hand, there are applications that go beyond a pneumatic tire’s capabilities: transfer stations, scrap yards, and steel mills, to name a few.

Because of this, many dealers offer tire fill to address the toughest applications with a pneumatic tire – but there also are other options, like a press-on solid (POS) or molded OTR product.
benefit of Solid OTR
benefit of Solid OTR
solid tire press machine
Selling the POS OTR product is easy once all the benefits are defined, but being able to provide service requires an additional level of skill, as a press is required to mount the tire on the rim.

POS OTR tires will fit on a standard OE multi-piece rim and depending on the size of the tire, you will need to own or have access to at least a 200T press. In addition to pressing the product onto the rim, you will need to have a truck boom large enough to safely handle 3,000-5,000 pounds.
The molded tire comes complete with a steel wheel. The rubber is extruded onto the steel wheel until the desired overall diameter (OD) is obtained. Generally the steel wheel is much larger compared to the standard 25-inch rim used for a solid OTR tire, though the OD can vary by manufacturer.The larger the steel wheel, the less rubber is required. Of course, this could affect the total hours obtained, plus the ride can be very rough.


Molded-on tire
The molded tire comes complete with a steel wheel. The rubber is extruded onto the steel wheel until the desired overall diameter (OD) is obtained. Generally the steel wheel is much larger compared to the standard 25-inch rim used for a solid OTR tire, though the OD can vary by manufacturer.The larger the steel wheel, the less rubber is required. Of course, this could affect the total hours obtained, plus the ride can be very rough.

 


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