New Mini Mobile Press does double the work in a day
Gordon Industries offers first solid tyre press to fit in a van
Gordon Industries, which specializes in products for the automobile industry services in general, and for industrial tyres in particular, has released a new solid tyre press that the company believes is a world first. Not only is it proficient at fitting specialist solid tyres, but it also fits in the back of van. Tyres & Accessories contacted Aryeh Fried, sales and marketing manager for Gordon Industries Ltd, who has 25 years’ experience in the solid tyre industry, in order to find out more.
According to Fried, Gordon Industries “believes in developing innovative solutions in its key markets” as so has appointed experts with “extensive experience in engineering and operations in these fields” in order to deliver these solutions. The company purportedly does this via an approach that focuses on convenience, mobility, speed of operation and reduction in manpower and resources needed to provide these effective services. The Mini Mobile Press, a press that is designed to reduce time, cost and improve efficiency, is said to tick all these boxes.
This 80 ton mobile press (including lift) can fit into a van and presses 8 – 15-inch tyres including size 355-15 with all work completed inside the van. According to the company, the aim of using a van is to cut down the number of workers and also enables easier operation skills. The moving and lifting of the tyre is done by the attached lift. The total weight of the Mini Mobile Press is 920 kilograms including accessories and lift.
The result is said to be a string of advantages for using a van as opposed to a truck/trailer combination. First the cost of patrol drops by more than 50 per cent; garage costs are 50 – 60 per cent less; toll costs are 30 per cent less; driving speeds are faster: a truck or a van with a trailer speed is limited to 80-90 km/h, while a closed van can do 110-130 km/h. As a result of all these efficiencies, the amount of work that can be done in a day is said to be double that of the traditional set-up.