OTR CushionTyre Retread Success
Earthmover tyre specialists OTR Tyres introduced their solid CushionTyre early last year and the performance of the product has been further enhanced by OTR’s ability to retread the tyre, following recent major manufacturing developments.
Waste Industry Manager Paul Tracey says that some CushionTyres have been returned to the factory for second and third life retreading, with no loss of performance, adding: “We have found that tyre life hours of a retreaded CushionTyre are very similar to that of the original tyre specification, but with significant cost per hour reductions.”
The OTR CushionTyre can be retreaded to customers’ own specifications and a variety of patterns are available, from standard waste tread patterns to slicks and bespoke Smooth and Groove tread patterns, allowing the tyre to suit any working environment.
Manufactured with two rows of apertures built into the sidewall structure of the tyre, the CushionTyre allows better shock absorption, plus the apertures reduce the overall weight of the tyre. Says Paul Tracey: “These tyres are resistant to cuts and damage and do not puncture, so are suitable for high hazard environments. The anti-abrasion compound formula and deep tread design ensure that OTR CushionTyres are longer lasting than pneumatic tyres and, although they will obviously wear, OTR’s retreading ability ensures a longer-lasting, cost effective tyre.”