What are the top tire maintenance tips to extend their life? Tire replacement on heavy equipment in your fleet is unavoidable, but it’s still an important area to keep in mind to avoid excessive costs. Tires have a short lifespan if they are not inspected and maintained on a regular basis. It also raises the risk of machine and crew downtime due to flat tires and tire repairs, as well as lowering job site safety, efficiency, and productivity.

Here are some crucial tire maintenance suggestions to help you get the most out of your tires and reduce lost productivity and machine-related safety issues. Also, don’t forget to check out our post on rubber track maintenance to save any unwanted charges.

Top Tire Maintenance Tips to Extend Their Life

Tire Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment

  • Every heavy equipment pre- and post-operation check should include all wheels.
  • Excessive wear, severe cracks, cuts, embedded nails or other material, and any other evident damage should be checked thoroughly on each wheel.
  • Do not run any heavy equipment with visible or possible tire damage; instead, have a skilled technician evaluate the tire to establish the severity of the problem and perform any necessary repairs.
  • Determine the proper tire pressure for each equipment and application using the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check tire pressure before usage, before the tires begin to heat up from use, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Never operate heavy machinery with a flat or low tire, an over-inflated tire, a deformed rim, missing bolts, or any other problems with the wheel.
  • Tire repairs should be handled by the manufacturer or a properly experienced service professional; do not attempt to fix wheels by welding or otherwise applying heat.
  • To avoid undue wear or age, store unused tires upright on the tread, not stacked, in a cool, dry location out of direct sunlight.
  • Lift tires from beneath with flat straps (chains and slings can damage the critical bead area); don’t lift them through the middle with a hook because this can damage the critical bead area.
  • Before removing any rim fixture from the hub, deflate the inner and outer tires of dual fitments.
  • On a piece of heavy equipment, utilize the same type of tire; various types can produce differences in traction and handling, which can lead to excessive wear or damage to the tires or machine components.


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