TIA Releases new OTR tyre and rim weight charts
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released new OTR Tyre and Rim Weight Charts at the recently held Off-the-Road Tire Conference at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa in Tampa, Florida. The Charts include the average and maximum weights for more than 500 bias and radial tyres as well as the average and maximum weights for over 100 different rims and wheels. TIA debuted the Charts during a live Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training demonstration to show how technicians can use them in the field to determine safe tyre handling procedures.
TIA was collected data from multiple tyre/wheel manufacturers and used thousands of data points to determine the average and maximum weights. The OTR Tire and Rim Weight Chart includes the maximum assembly weight so technicians can determine the approximate weight for the tyre with and without the rim. The OTR Rim and Wheel Weight Chart also includes the average and maximum weights for rim components.
The TIA Board of Directors unanimously agreed that these charts should be “downloaded, duplicated, and disseminated as quickly as possible because the weight of OTR tyres and rims create a safety hazard that must be addressed immediately”.
Both charts are available, in pdf format, on the Association’s website, www.tireindustry.org.