What is the difference between Monster Truck Tyre and Agricultural tyre?
The Monster Truck tyre has been known as flotation tires as they were initially designed so that their air volume means the farming equipment that uses them can float slightly on wet, muddy fields instead of sinking into the mud and getting stuck.
Despite their size and rigidity, the tires tend to flex a considerable amount due to the weight of the trucks. It’s generally only for a split second, but sometimes the tires turn so much that the rims of the wheels make contact with the ground. To combat this, some drivers over-inflate the tires. This, however, makes them more at risk for tire blowouts.
One of the most distinct elements of a monster truck tire is the tread pattern tire. The agricultural tires that are the basis of monster truck tires usually have a simple tread of deep, sharp V-shaped or alternating stripes (depending on
the manufacturer) intended to provide grip in mud or loose soil without getting clogged with earth.
For monster truck use, this tread is modified by the team, usually by removal of some rubber through “cutting”. Tire cutting is done for more than just stylistic reasons, though, as different tire treads result in other performances. The most common modification is to reduce the overall tread depth, which reduces weight and increases flexibility, and to round the edge of the tread near the sidewall, making it easier for drivers to upright the truck if they land on the edge of the tire after a jump. Tire cutting is also done to accommodate the driver’s driving skills and the conditions in which the truck will be driven. Cutting each tire takes approximately 50 consecutive hours.
Obsessed runs its tires backwards.
A majority of trucks have their tires mounted with tire stripes pointing downwards. On occasion, trucks may run some or all tires facing the opposite direction. This may be for stylistic reasons or because the backwards-facing tire is an opposite-side replacement for a flat.