Do Your Tires Need To Be Replaced?
“The tires you buy are only as good as the dealer you get them from” – John McCoy
When it comes time to repair or replace the tires on the machines that create top line in your organization, the amount of options to the uninitiated can be overwhelming.
Even a simple principle like “the cheapest ones available” can be easier said than done.
Our approach has always been to offer a proven and quality tire that we can stand behind, and keep in mind, that we’ve been standing behind the tires we sell for 50 years.
If you’re just passing through or don’t have time to interact with one of our Commercial Tire Sales Representatives, help yourself to an overview of our inventoried product lines below. Otherwise, our reps are awaiting your correspondence at email@example.com – in fact, sometimes a picture’s worth a thousand words. If you like, please send a picture of your tire-issue along with your contact information and, if we’re doing this right, the usefulness of our response will exceed your greatest expectations! Thank you for visiting www.mccoytrucktire.com!
New tire brands are categorized by manufacturers and dealers into three tiers. As tire brands move from Tier 3 to Tier 1 they have higher prices, greater consistency, more features, better performance, and better manufacturer support.
In some instances, the only criteria driving the purchase decision is price. In these cases, we are happy to offer the Uniroyal, Dayton and Kelly lines of commercial truck tires as an exceptionally safe and reliable Tier 3 option for price-sensitive applications.
For the times when an application requires Tier 1 performance at a fraction of the price, our BF Goodrich, Firestone, and Goodyear Marathon lines can carry in the top-line without eating away the bottom one. These Tier 2 brands have proven themselves as a cost-effective route for hard-running locally-based fleets.
We proudly offer our Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Bandag 1st tier brands for customers that require the best-performing tires made. These benchmark brands set the pace for all others to follow. Slow-churning the ingredients in the Banburry mixer causes these products to be produced at a lesser volume and greater cost. The slow churning requires less oil and makes the rubber in these 1st tier products more wear and tear resistant. 1st tier new tires have more and thinner sidewall cables, thicker inner liners, and thicker undertread. These physical attributes survived the refining edits of extensive research and development and result in higher performance. 1st tier tires are more resistant to puncture flats, impact breaks, and separations. They are more likely to be retreadable and less vulnerable to irregular wear. These high-performance lines also are available in a wide selection of application-tuned tread designs, for even greater cost-saving performance.
Modern radial truck tires are made of steel and rubber. The steel portion of a truck tire is made of strands of high-grade steel wires wound into cables, that are then placed in “rubber” sheets. Different combinations of additives and natural rubber compose these sheets, which are then cured, to form a truck tire. New tire manufacturers apply heat to stacks of these sheets wrapped in a circle within a mold. The heat and pressure cause the material to cure, and a new tire is made.
The additives in the rubber, the quality of the steel, the amount of material in each “sheet” and the shapes of the molds are all inputs that affect the performance of the tire. Some manufacturers engineer tires to have low rolling resistance and this results in greater fuel efficiency. Other manufacturers engineer superior wear resistance into their tires. The “sheets” that are cured to form the truck tire are the different components of the “green casing”. Some examples of these components are the bead discs, the radial ply, the inner liner, bead fillers, transition plies, tread plies, and tread. Each of these component layers is engineered for a specific sub-task of the work that a tire does. For example, the bead discs hold the bead bundle. The bead bundle is a thick bunch of cables that anchors the radial ply and holds the tire on the wheel. The radial ply encases the steel cables that provide the strength to contain the air, which carries the load. The layer that becomes the liner is engineered to resist air seepage. Tread plies and transition plies are layers of steel encased rubber that prevent foreign objects from puncturing the radial ply of the tire. These belts provide stability as well. In addition to all of these components is the layer that becomes the tread. Tier 1 and 2 truck tires are made to be retreaded. The tread wears out three times as fast as the rest of these components.