Mining Tires with Improved Durability, Larger Payload

Titan Tire, a subsidiary of Titan International, has introduced its second-generation 007 MFT mining tire product line, offering enhanced durability, a more aggressive tread pattern, improved heat dissipation and the ability to carry a larger payload. Sizes available include 59/80R63, 53/80R63, 40.00R57 and 27.00R49. Titan says overall tire durability is improved with changes to the compounds in the tread and base, which help reduce overall heat generation and improve the cut, chip and wear characteristics of the tire. Titan also removed the steel from the sidewalls of the tire, providing for a more durable carcass, while the lower sidewall flange features a new compound and profile for added durability. The tire’s new narrow profile eliminates potential interference issues with haul trucks. A non-solid center tread design helps reduce internal heat generation and allows heat to more easily dissipate, lowering tire running temperatures by approximately 35°F to 40°F. A tire pressure monitoring system is also available which monitors the internal temperature and pressure of each tire, and uses Bluetooth technology to deliver this information to the driver and mine management system.

As featured in Womp 2010 Vol 05 -