How to optimise the life of your truck tyres.
Good maintenance and loading operations are key to extending tyre life and avoiding unplanned downtime.
Scheduled truck maintenance and pre-start checks are a key component, but loading and operating techniques, as well as haul road design and upkeep, are essential to haul truck productivity and to minimising costly downtime.
How a load is distributed in the truck tray affects the mechanical efficiency, performance and overall running cost of haul trucks. Poor load distribution can cause excessive wear and tear on tyres and stress on machinery as well as safety on the haul road. Avoid expensive tyre blow-outs and protect your equipment by loading trucks correctly.
When a truck is overloaded and the load is poorly distributed, the truck’s performance will be compromised. For example, an overloaded haul truck with a poorly distributed load (to one side of the truck) travels on the haul road from the pit to the ROM, as it travels along the haul road and manoeuvres around bends it inclines and declines. The haul truck will lean and roll more to the side where the load is off-centre making the truck difficult to control and placing stress on the entire truck which will be outside the specifications of the truck manufacturer. More importantly this will transition down to the tires causing
Reduce tyre and machinery wear, increase truck fill factors and improve payload safety with load distribution graphics and statistics for performance monitoring to visually educate and train operators in optimising payload efficiency. Loadscan’s Load Volume Scanner (LVS) gives a visual interaction tool to achieve maximised payload efficiency utilising the scan data generated in the LVS measurement process.