BKT Tires Inc. has released a technical paper explaining the effects of mismatched tires on heavy equipment productivity. The paper explains what contributes to tire mismatching and why it is detrimental to the bottom line.
Mismatched tires on heavy equipment can lead to reduced tire wear, increased fuel usage and compromised vehicle productivity, according to BKT Tires.
“The consequences of failure to maintain tire OD’s (overall diameter) within acceptable tolerances will result in excessive, premature tire and drive train wear,” says Ron Tatlock, manager of training and engineering for BKT Tires. “Mismatched tire ODs may also lead to increased fuel usage, reduced productivity, and compromised vehicle handling.”
BKT Tires invites heavy equipment users to download the paper to learn more common causes of premature tire and drive train wear. The paper is available for download at the BKT website.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. is a specialty tire manufacturer headquartered in India. BKT Tires Inc., located in Brentwood, Tenn., is the North American OTR sales and service subsidiary for mining and heavy construction tires. BKT USA Inc. is the North American sales and service subsidiary for agricultural, industrial and light construction off-highway tires.
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