If there’s one thing every mine site superintendent knows about haul truck tires, it’s this: “The more they turn, the more we earn.”
Many mine managers consider re-capping haul roads to be an unavoidable cost, a task that has to be performed on a yearly basis.
As innocuous as it seems, water on haul roads – regardless of whether it comes from the sky or via a water truck – has a negative impact on the life of mining truck tires.
Poorly managed haul roads have been proven to adversely affect fuel economy and total road user costs. as well as being a major maintenance and safety factor.