Bead damage in earthmover tyres – scrap or repair?

Bead damage is a common problem in many operations we encounter and often, unnecessarily, results in many costly earthmover tyres heading for the scrap heap.

As the saying goes, “prevention is better than a cure”, according to Monarch Vulcanising Systems (MVS), the same is true of bead damage. Proper training for those mounting and demounting tyres the correct tools and plentiful use of bead lubrication are the key weapons here.

However, what to do when bead damage does occur? If there is no damage to the wire/cords then the bead is said to be “perfectly repairable”. The Monaflex XL Bead Repair System offers a repair solution and a unique system for repairing damaged beads on giant radial OTR tyres. Inflatable Airbags conform perfectly to the bead and provide the necessary pressure to facilitate the vulcanizing process. Two Monaflex Heat Pads bring the repair up to the required temperature.

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