When it comes to listing the world’s biggest OTR tires, the first one that springs to mind is naturally the monstrous 63-inch Titan, which stands nearly fourteen feet tall. That’s twice the size of two NBA basketball players standing on one another’s shoulders! Anybody fortunate enough to come into close proximity with one would be a fool not to snap a picture of himself standing in its shadow. They’re just that impressive.
But with all that impressive size come some complications. Nobody who’s ever had to deal with giant tires has ever said that size doesn’t matter. These babies don’t store, ship, and install themselves, and anything weighing six tons isn’t going to be any joke to maneuver into position.
Hence the need for secondary equipment necessary to deal with big tires, such as large truck-mounted tire manipulators. Stellar Industry’s TM20165, which can handle weights of up to 20,000 pounds, is just one of the machines created to help the owners and operators of rigid haul trucks deal with moving and installing these massive tires.
This tire-manipulating machine has over 24-feet of reach capability, and at this capacity also allows it to mount and dismount outside as well as inside duals without repositioning the tire manipulator truck. This feature is first of its kind. The TM20165 has a clamping span of 44” up to 165”, with continuous manipulator pad rotation and 315-degree body rotation (Equipment World).
Along with machines such as these, OTR tires also require professionals who can handle proper distribution. That’s where we come in.
Remember that we carry a full stock of tires ready to meet your rigid haul truck and mining equipment needs. Please feel free to contact us for the best deals.