A flat tire on a piece of construction or mining equipment is more than just an annoying interruption to the work day. A flat tire costs money, squanders resources, wastes time and poses a safety risk. The damaged tire must be repaired or replaced. Employees must sit idle while the machine is inoperable. Productivity grinds to a halt while deadlines are missed and customers are disappointed.
To eliminate the costs and risks associated with flat tires, tires must be flatproofed. How can a tire be guaranteed not to get flat? What options are there to prevent a tire from going flat?