Why has the Monster Truck tire been known as a flotation tire?
There are initially designed so that ther air volume means the farming equipment that uses them can float slighty 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 flex 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.
Monster Truck Tyres tread pattern is a finely cut tyre.
One of the most distinct elements of a monster truck tire is the tread pattern of the tire. The agricultural tires that are the basis of monster truck tires 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.
Most trucks have their tires mounted with the 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.
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