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Off-the-road Tires

PERFORMANCE FOR THE PATH YOU FORGE

Every job site is unique. Uneven, rough, muddy, sloped — the list goes on. So you need off-the-road (OTR) tires that are versatile and long-lasting. With the help of GCR, you can find the right industrial tire for the job.

Off-the-road tires are built to carry a massive amount of weight and drive through difficult conditions. Used in the construction, mining, aggregate, port, road and bridge industries, these tires are the foundation for some of the world’s most powerful equipment.

 

WHY YOU NEED THE RIGHT OTR TIRE

Job site safety is one of the most important reasons for choosing the right OTR Tire. If your heavy machinery tires aren’t built for the job ahead, the chances of a blowout or accident increase, sometimes resulting in injuries and property damages. Plus, the wrong tire could lead to additional costs for early tire replacement or major repairs. Combine those costs with the profit losses from downtime and a single tire could have huge consequences for your bottom line.

Need help choosing the right OTR tire? Locate a GCR store near you and someone can help you in person.

FINDING THE RIGHT INDUSTRIAL TIRES

The versatile tires at GCR will overcome the challenges, and more importantly, the surprises, of any site. We know that the right tire can determine just how well your equipment does its job. And with technology improving every day, you have more off-the-road tire options than ever before. Our OTR Tire Selector can help you find the tire you need. Begin by considering the following questions:

TIRES FOR OFF-THE-ROAD VEHICLES

Roll over each section below to learn about OTR tires for various needs.

INTRODUCING FIRESTONE VERSABUILT

Built for hard work, Firestone VersaBuilt tires are both versatile and dependable for your toughest off-road jobs. Steel casings and SideArmor™ sidewalls protect these tires from cuts and punctures, and they're backed by a five-year warranty.

OTR TIRE SAFETY

In addition to a tire preventative maintenance program, it's important that all OTR tires and rims be inspected before every shift. These tire inspections can improve safety, increase productivity and reduce downtime. Here are some helpful tips and areas to inspect:

 

Tread & Shoulder

1
Look for irregular wear, flat spots, deep cuts, embedded rocks, bulges or separations from the belt to improve overall efficiency.

Sidewall

2
Make sure there are no oil leaks, growing cuts, damaged rock ejectors or foreign objects between the duals that would cause rubber degradation.

Inflation

3
Know your site-specific inflation recommendations so you don’t experience uneven wear, ply or belt separation, loose or broken cords, loss of traction or increased “hard ride.”

Beads

4
Watch for cracks, splits, leaks or breaks, bulges or separation, or the sight or scent of burned rubber.

Valves

5
Don’t rely on hand tightening, be on the lookout for a leaking valve core, and replace any missing valve caps.

Wheel & Rim

6
Catch stress cracks, damage to the flange, missing or broken lug nuts and studs, or broken welds and liquid leaks that might cause rust and corrosion.

Daily Care

7
Go the extra mile for you tires by washing or wiping off any fuel, oil or grease and performing air pressure checks daily.

Hot & Cold Pressure

8
Do a rubbing of the recommended hot and cold air pressures on the sides of the tire so that you have them for your records — even when the tire gets dirty or worn.

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Use the Bundle Builder to find the customized package of tires, technology and service that will lower your total cost of ownership.

 

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