Before Chipping: Crushing and Cutting
Tire Service Equipment and Saf-Tee Siping & Grooving, or TSISSG as it is known to its friends, is perhaps best known for its machinery dealing with the maintenance of tyres. However, Scottish retail business Overton Garage is heartily behind the company’s series of wheel crushing and tyre cutting equipment, having sold hundreds of examples over the years. The company reports great results for those who have made the investment; if it is time for a beloved set of rims and rubber to go to the great recycler in the sky, you may as well do them the service of making the job a quick and efficient one.
For over 25 years TSISSG has been a leading manufacturer and innovator of products and equipment for the tyre service and tyre recycling industries. Its products are designed and developed by experts in the respective industries with a passion for testing and quality, manufacturing almost all of its products in the USA.
The company realises that the removal and disposal of old tyres is an ever growing challenge for many of today’s tyre shops, landfill operators and automotive service facilities, and each year these old tyre challenges become greater. So, asks TSISSG rhetorically, what does it take to properly prepare an old tyre for disposal in a landfill or to send to a recycling facility? For many, the first step in properly disposing of an old tyre is the process of identifying the next stop in the old tyres journey and whether it is a landfill or recycling facility, each location is likely to have some type of requirement as to how they will accept old tyres. The fact is few recycling facilities and landfills will accept tyres whole. Most require old tyres cut into smaller pieces, and this is where TSISSG places its machines in the market.
Cutting the tyres into 4 pieces reduces the volume up to 60 per cent and reduces the cost of transportation to landfills and recycling facilities by transporting four times as many tyres. Cut tyres do not hold water as well as whole tyres and reduce the risk of becoming ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The tyre recyclers prefer cut tyres to whole tyres because they are easier on shredding and granulating equipment. Cut tyres do not wear cutting and granulating teeth as fast as whole tyres, thus reducing the operating costs of the recycling equipment.
Another important step in preparing a tyre for disposal is separating the tyre from the wheel. Often a shop can help offset the cost of disposing old tyres by selling the scrap steel and aluminium wheels. The conventional way of separating a tyre and wheel with a manual or automatic tyre machine is time consuming. A wheel crusher gives you the ability to do the job much quicker. TSI SSG points to its TC-300, which can separate up to 120 passenger tyres and wheels an hour. Such efficiency exemplifies Overton Garage’s endorsement of the products in TSISSG’s range.