This week, Selwyn & Marcus from TyreDoctor volunteered their time to support the @RapidReliefTeamAU, joining a convoy of trucks to deliver 1,379 bales of hay and silage from the Southern Highlands to support flood affected farmers on the Mid North Coast.
Broken Hill has been home base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service since 1936 and is the primary base for RFDS emergency retrieval missions in the Southeastern quarter of Australia’s vast outback. Emergency medical missions are the most famous role of the RFDS – landing on dirt strips, paddocks, and remote highways at any hour of the day or night to retrieve the injured and critically ill.
TyreDoctor has been actively supporting Rapid Relief Team’s – Drought Relief Operation and have to date donated $50,000 plus the time and efforts of our team helping rural communities suffering from the long term effects of the drought.
I’ve been asked why we use radial tyres instead of bias tyres. Without going into a deep technical discussion the most appropriate analogy is to use early diesel engines compared to the modern common rail diesel.
Mounting an OTR tyre can seem like a straightforward job. But careless or incorrect fitting practices can cause invisible damage that quickly becomes seriously costly and even dangerous. Here's a case in point.....
Every fitter knows equal pressure in dual pairs is critical. We examine why - and the costly effects on tyre, wheel and bearing life if equal pressure is not maintained in operation......
As humans we take for granted that our legs evenly share the workload we undertake. But what if you were to wear different shoes on each foot? Try a work boot paired with a running shoe - immediately the available traction, comfort and pressure on each foot would feel quite different.
Now imagine this as a pair of tyres in a dual assembly.....
Achieving maximum tyre life in a mining environment requires a “whole-of-life” management approach and Evolution Mining’s Cowal Gold mine has the results to prove it.
“Fit-for-purpose” tyre selection is the essential first step, but consistent attention to tyre management, design and maintenance of haul roads and a well-established tyre awareness culture onsite are equally critical – and can deliver outstanding results.