OTR Tires Needed and This Week’s Specials

OTR Tires Needed:

We are in need of the following. If you have any of these in your inventory in North America please let us know.
2pc 9.00R20 Michelin XZM
4pc 16.00R25 Michelin XZM
6pc 23.5R25 Goodyear RL2+

Here are this week’s OTR Tire Specials:

14pc – 29.5R25 Michelin X-Mine D2 – $6,900.00 ea (Bulk Deal Pricing: must take all 14)
2pc – 17.5R25 Bridgestone VSDL – $1,850.00 ea

It’s time to invest in some new heavy equipment tires

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With Spring in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to invest in new heavy equipment tires. Winter snow, ice, and unforgiving frozen terrain can take their toll on your tires.  The brutally cold temperatures can lead to damage that doesn’t even make itself known until seasonal temperatures begin to rise and by then, you might be looking at worse problems than loose gravel and rivers of mud.

For the safety of your operators, as well as the benefit of your company, tires are critical when it comes to regular, scheduled maintenance.  Tire failure means work hours lost, expensive repairs, and even worse, cranky mechanics.  A wide range of problems can be avoided, from basic tire failure to more catastrophic events, including loss of life if routine tire replacement is part of your scheduled maintenance rotation.

Contact us for suggestions on the best tires for your type of terrain, climate, workload, and even tire durability for wherever the job takes you.  You can breathe easy knowing that your equipment is running on the most reliable and cost effective rubber for your dollar.  We also offer PressurePro TPMS so you and your operators have real time info on tire temperatures and pressures.

The biggest complaints your mechanics should have is about how awful the coffee is in the lunchroom, not about how the front end loader has been driving on cords for the last hundred hours of operation.  We can help you with the tires, but probably not the coffee. ;)

 

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More Front End Loader Madness

It just seems that the front end loader madness never stops. Even though it’s become a recurring theme on our blog, every time we put together one of these posts, we’re still amazed at the sheer amount of random crimes reported every single month centering on front end loaders.

First, there always seems to be a drunk, disorderly vandal who decides it’s going to be a good idea to end the night with a joyride on one of the world’s slowest transportation devices ever. This week is no exception with the Logan Banner from Logan, West Virginia reporting that one Arnold Campbell recently decided to drive a $100,000 CAT off a construction site right after he “had drank beer, taken shots of liquor, and smoked crack cocaine earlier in the evening.”

Next, there’s generally a report of straight-up theft. Since most heavy equipment is kept on-site overnight during jobs, theft is not exactly infrequent. This time, though, the report is a doozy from Down Under:

Thieves have stolen a front end loader valued at $1.2 million from the industrial area of Boodarie in South Hedland, in the state’s North West. The thieves would have had to use a low loader to transport the large piece of machinery (WAToday).

New to this month’s lineup, though, is a tale of Front End Loader Spontaneous Combustion!

Well, perhaps Spontaneous Combustion is a bit of overstatement. While it has been (somewhat sensationally) reported that a front end loader suddenly “burst into flames” near the charmingly-named Hog Mountain Road in Gwinnet County, Georgia, the report also cites a “busted hydraulic line” as the cause.

Whatever the current legal state of your front end loader, be sure that you’re performing regular checks for tire maintenance and remember that we carry a full stock of front end loader tires for all of your needs. Feel free to contact us for the best deals.

Mexican Mining Industry Faces Sweeping Crime Wave

To the minds of some people, it would be unsurprising to find the words crime and Mexico in the same sentence, but throw in the words mining industry, and you may pose a bit of a head-scratcher.

It’s true, however, that this spring, the Mexican mining industry has faced a crime outbreak.

Kidnappings and Murder

On March 9, 2015, it was reported that four miners had disappeared from Goldcorp’s Los Filos mine in Guerrero, a particularly violent but productive region. Within a week, three of those miners had been found dead. But this report just piled bad news on top of worse.

The incident comes a month after the week-long suspension of construction at Torex Gold’s $800 million Limón-Guajes gold project after about 13 people were kidnapped, including mineworkers, a female custodian and a contractor. 11 of those kidnapped have been freed with the help of the Mexican Army (Mining.com).

Unfortunately, as of the time of this writing, no suspects in the primary kidnapping and murder case have been apprehended by Mexican authorities.

Robbery

Early in April, Mexico News Daily reported that thieves “got away with nearly a tonne of partially-processed ore from the refinery at [a] mine owned by Toronto, Canada-based McEwen Mining Inc.” In essence, the thieves made off with nearly $8.5 million USD from the El Gallo I mine in Sinaloa.

As of this writing, no suspects have been apprehended in this case either.

Because of our respect for the men and women of the global mining community, it’s our hope not only that the guilty parties in these cases will be apprehended and made to face appropriate judicial action, but also that steps will be taken within Mexico to protect all people in the work force (not just those within the mining sector) from danger.

Remember that we carry a full stock of OTR tires for all of your mining needs.  We routinely ship OTR tires to mines throughout Mexico. Please feel free to contact us for the best deals.

 

Image credit: Mexico News Daily

Michelin OTR Tire Blowout Sale!

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We have the following tires at a deep discount and there are limited quantities available. They were just offered to us. Your cost is $9,450.00 each plus freight.

4pc 27.00R49 Michelin XDTB

4pc 27.00R49 Michelin XDR2A

4pc 27.00R49 Michelin X Traction A4

2pc 27.00R49 Michelin XDR2B

1pc 27.00R49 Michelin X Traction B

Don’t wait, contact us now to get your Michelin OTR tires!

 

Image credit: Raul Pacheco-Vega on Flickr

Cool Book – Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels

If you are a fan of heavy earth moving equipment in general, and are a fan of Caterpillar equipment in particular then this awesome hardcover book is for you.

caterpillar-modern-earthmoving-marvels-book-coverSo many things differentiate the Caterpillar brand from its competitors that it can be difficult to know where to begin. From its trademark Caterpillar Yellow to its tradition of making the most rock-solid products on earth, everything about the Caterpillar name is synonymous with the world’s toughest machines. In fact, the company’s success has led to it being used by economists as a bellwether for the state of the economy as a whole. In Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels, author Frank Raczon details the largest and most modern earth-moving machines today, with down-to-earth explanations of how and why they work the way they do as well as interviews and quotes from Caterpillar’s engineers and operators themselves. Featuring rare historical photography and insight from noted industrial historian Keith Haddock, this book offers a glimpse of how the Caterpillar’s meteoric rise from an under-the-radar producer of agrarian and industrial equipment led to its modern status as an international corporate superstar. Filled with excavators, backhoe loaders, motor-graders, off-highway trucks and more, this book is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever passed a construction site and wondered just how the machines work the way they do and what they’re truly capable of.

Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels is available as a hardcover book from Amazon.com.

Have You Selected The Right OTR Tires For Your Equipment?

buybigtires-sales-consultants-inspect-tiresSelecting the right OTR tires and maintaining those tires are two big aspects that will play a significant part in your business’s production. You have to choose the right tires, and you have to be willing to keep those tires maintained to the best of your ability.

It is critical to stick to a well defined maintenance schedule for rigid haul truck tires or any kind of heavy equipment tires. Keeping to the schedule will ensure that your OTR tires are well-maintained; reducing your costs and maximizing your production. Your trucks need to be on the mine roads hauling payload.  You do not want to waste time and money because you have to constantly change tires or constantly get them repaired because they have not been maintained the way they should.

Instead of having your tires repaired all of the time, you can save money by making sure your heavy-duty equipment is using the correct tires. Even after you are sure that your equipment is sitting on the right tires, you should still have consistent tire check-ups.

Giving your tires a check-up on a routine basis will save you from replacing those tires or paying someone to fix them for you. Many times, if you wait too long to check your tires, you will end up spending more money repairing or replacing them, than you would have if you had consistently checked your tires.

You can have an easier time choosing the proper OTR tires for your equipment and understanding what you need to do to keep them maintained when you have an OTR tire supplier to depend on. So if you are unsure about what steps you should take, you do not have to stress over the situation. You can contact us for assistance. We want to make sure that you have the right tires that will allow you to easily get the job done. The staff at Buy Big Tires has years of OTR tire experience and can help you select the right type of tire for your equipment and application.

What to do with Big Tires

As our name hints, we sell big tires. It occurs to us that not everyone in the general population knows the possibilities inherent in owning some truly big tires. You don’t always have to use them for their intended purpose. There are many other wild and crazy uses for them…

What to Do with Big Tires:

  1. Teach your children agility and quick thinking by telling them to run uphill while you roll the tires down at them. (Don’t worry. I’m sure it’s not as dangerous as it sounds. Probably.)
  2. Collect them. (Better buy an airplane hanger first.)
  3. Take them to your mother-in-law’s house, lay them flat on the ground, fill them with potting soil, and plant sunflowers in them. (No need to check with her first: we know she’ll love it.)
  4. Use them as tools for bodybuilding. (We’re sure there’s no way this could go wrong.)
  5. Hang them off some sequoias to make the world’s best tire swings. (This actually sounds like a genuinely good idea.)

As ones who love and sell big tires, we freely admit that most of those ideas are terrible (except possibly for the last one, which we stand by because it sounds amazing).

The best reason to buy big tires, of course, is if you have some big trucks or heavy equipment to stick them on. If that’s you, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you work in mining, farming, trucking, or some other industrial endeavor, know that we carry a full range of big tires for all of your big tire needs. Please feel free to contact us for the best deals. We look forward to serving you.

 

Image credit: Bodybuilding.com

EPA’s Overall Impact on U.S. Mining Industry a Matter for Debate

485px-Environmental_Protection_Agency_logo.svgThe ongoing debate over whether the federal government’s EPA legislation is helping or hurting the U.S. mining industry seems to be an ongoing matter for debate. By taking a few recent news articles into consideration, you’ll see two extremes.

Negative Impact

For those concerned with the negative impact of the EPA’s mandates, a recent article bearing the inflammatory title “U.S. EPA Continual Attempt to Destroy the Coal Mining Industry” would provide ample fodder. Among other things, the article blames the drop off in coal mining jobs on “the effects of past EPA regulations targeting mercury, sulfur and other toxic pollutants” (EnergyBiz).

In the interest of fairness, we’d like to point out that while this article does make clear that EPA regulations do impact mining, sometimes in ways that limit unchecked growth–a point that we do not deny–what’s seems less clear are the article’s further claims regarding shadowy motives and conspiracies.

Positive Impact

Those hoping to prove that EPA regulations only have a negative impact would be stymied by claims of Minnesota coal miners, who have recently recognized an unexpected benefit of new EPA regulations; namely, that implementing them would keep the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from playing favorites among different types of mines, as has happened in the past:

[T]he Iron Ore Alliance is grateful that state Legislators recently introduced legislation that would require the MPCA to comply with existing law that requires the agency to initiate a rulemaking process to designate surface waters in Minnesota where the standard applies. That rulemaking would ensure that MPCA fairly applies the standard (Mesabi Daily News).

Although the debate regarding the EPA’s overall impact on the mining industry will be ongoing, it’s nice to hear specific instances in which the benefits have been immediate, even if they may have been unintentional by-products.  We also appreciate those folks in the industry who continually challenge the EPA to improve their regulations so that they better meet their goals of minimizing pollution while also minimizing their impact on mining jobs and company profits.  That’s a tough win-win to aim for, but it’s good to see people pushing the EPA to try to accomplish their mission in a more balanced way.

Remember that we carry a full range of big tires for all of your mining needs. Please contact us for the best deals.

 

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

OTR Tire Deals for April 1, 2015

Here are a few tires we are able to get at this time. Quantities are limited.

45-65×45 Firestone DuraLoad 58ply L5 – $12,850.00 each

45-65×45 Firestone DuraLoad DT L4 – $11,250.00 each

33.00×51 Firestone SRGDT 58ply – $10,250.00 each

1pc – 2700R49 Goodyear RL4H 2008 production – $6,500.00

1pc – 40-65×39 Titan LD250 – $7,000.00

All prices are in U.S. Dollars, per tire, and plus freight. Don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter to get OTR tire deals just like these delivered to your inbox before they get posted to our site.

No this is not an April Fools Day Joke…this is a real sale!