Whether to go radial OTR tyre or bias tyre on your site – or both – is an important question that can certainly affect your tire operating costs.
For instance, construction, earth moving and grading applications that put on relatively high mileage are seeing the benefits of radial otr tires because they last longer, reduce fuel consumption, and increase the transfer of horsepower to the ground.
Radial OTR Tyre: Constructed with steel belts to protect the tread area, radial otr tyres offer enhanced load-carrying capacity and generate less heat when hauling at higher speeds and longer distances. Radial otr tyres were developed in 1946. There was a need for more flexible tyres, which were able to absorb shocks generated by road surfaces. These tyres are also stronger, which means machines can be operated at higher capacities. In radial otr tyres, steel cord plies are placed on the heel of the tyre, and a belt is placed across the casing. Because cord plies are placed directly on top of each other, the side walls of radial tyres remain very flexible. Lower fuel consumption. Higher resistance against tread-related damage
Bias OTR Tyre: But radial OTR tire isn’t always the best solution for every job requirement. Bias tires are a better fit for job sites with more stationary work and less travel.