TIREBOSS Tire Pressure Control can get you out!
How can TIREBOSS ™ Tire Pressure Control systems improve the productivity of your forestry hauling operations?
A longer footprint is produced when the tire pressure is decreased. This results in a significant increase in traction. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) and the USDA Forest Service have documented traction increases of up to 42% for logging trucks depending on the road surface material.
INCREASED TIRE LIFE
On/off-road forestry applications have realized an average of 30% to 40% increase in tire life. The system monitors and controls tire pressures ensuring that the tires are always at the correct pressure for the application.
IMPROVED VEHICLE RIDE
The vehicle ride is greatly improved resulting in less shock loading to the vehicle and roads. Reduced driver fatigue and driver bounce as a result of a softer ride (especially when empty) will also result in fewer back related injuries.
REDUCED VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
The reduced vibration and shock loading with “soft” tires are less destructive, increasing the life of truck components. This will result in lower vehicle maintenance costs.
SUPERIOR MOBILITY ON SOFT GROUND
The higher flotation ability of the tires at lower pressures dramatically increases the ability to continue hauling. The reductions of rutting, compaction and fewer failures of the road surface will result in increased productivity for hauling operations.
INCREASED HAULING DAYS
TIREBOSS ™ can lengthen the hauling season by allowing for travel on roads normally restricted during wet seasons or thawing periods.
REDUCED ROAD CONSTRUCTION COSTS
The depth of road surface material needed to support heavy-haul truck traffic can be reduced. Lower tire pressures create softer tires and reduce the "grinding action" that ordinarily occurs with fully inflated tires. Tests have demonstrated a 25% to 33% reduction in surface material depth needed to support the same vehicles using high tire pressures. Less road wear results in less surface material replacement.
REDUCED ROAD MAINTENANCE
Lower tire pressure reduces the amount of wash boarding (corrugation), rutting and roughness generated by heavy-haul traffic. Grading of roads can be reduced by 75% to 80%. Moderately rutted roads caused by vehicles at high tire pressures can be "healed" by the lower tire pressures.
REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
TIREBOSS ™ can reduce sediment from the road by up to 84%.
“Approximately 56, 000 m³ were
hauled over a variety of banned
roads…it would have been impossible
to get the decked and hot wood
out at that time of year…The different
road system extensions of hauling
varied from 20 days to 60 days
(which went right through breakup).”
Duke Armleder, RPF
Technival Manager, Tembec