Tyre safetyHeavy tyres are mounted in various conditions. Usually, the mounting is done by specialised companies, but sometimes tyre handling is necessary even in the middle of work, for example, in the forest.
The most important thing is to recognise risks in advance and act efficiently to control them.
The tyres have increased in terms of size and mass and, consequently, the tyre pressures have also risen. Professional tyre-industry employees handle an increasing number of tyres featuring different sizes and technical properties every day.
Tyre pressure entails a serious risk of explosion, the highly powerful tyre machines impose danger, and working with tyres also features a number of other health risks.
Mounting heavy tyresThe tyre mounting process can be divided into the following steps:
- Preparation and supporting the machine
- Detaching the wheel and depressurising or removing the filler from the tyre
- Dismounting the tyre from rim
- Mounting the tyre on rim
- Pressurising the tyre
- Mounting the wheel on the machine or vehicle.
A safety cage should always be used when pressurising tyres, both new and defective, in order to find the defective areas. Protective cages suitable for the handling of large machine tyres are not always available. In such cases, a sufficient safety distance must always be observed.