As the weather heats up two things happen, trucks start needing tires faster and Ag-related hauling picks up. Having a mounted tire program kills a few birds with one stone. Doing the tire work at the truck’s home base is faster than hauling a unit that needs tire work to a tire shop. It also allows managers to keep drivers driving while on the clock as opposed to waiting on tire work at a tire shop. Doing one’s own tire work also reduces tire service expense as well.
There are few reasons however that one should consider subbing-out the mounting on the wheel of the truck tires.
The first is speed. At the truck’s home base, the whole process of dismount and mount is eliminated. Mechanics that know how to do lots of different maintenance tasks, are freed of the time-consuming chore of tire mounts and dismounts. Changing 8 drives goes from unbolting, deflating, hammering, working the bars, changing the “O” rings, working the bars, inflating, and then bolting, to simply unbolting and bolting.
The second is safety. Whether an original or retread, tires that have been in service run the risk of having been ran flat. Tires that have been ran flat are the reason OSHA requires all tires are aired up in safety cages or bolted to the vehicle. Run flats can zipper rupture while being inflated and zipper ruptures have caused injury and death. Obviously every take off is not a run flat but they do happen even in the present day and age.
The third reason is a kind of a follower of the first two. Saving time and being safer always ends up costing less in the longer run. Despite what could be a substantial initial investment, process savings should cover the cost of a few sets of spare wheels quickly. Perhaps readers might be interested in an ROI analysis on some future installment to the blog? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, and let’s start building one! Thanks for reading!