Causes and Effects of Mining Tire Shortages

The off-road mining tires market is a booming business, but current mining tire shortages are making it difficult to maintain sales. Demand has increased greatly for off-road tires, on a large scale, so much so that it has overloaded manufactures. However, only a few companies actually make the huge tires that many trucks need. The small companies that do simply aren’t able to meet demands, especially taking into consideration the manpower and time it takes to produce just one large tire. This means that the mining companies who want to increase their own output of greatly coveted goods such as gold, oil, sands, and copper, aren’t able to because of this shortage.Mining Truck Carrying Load

While manufactures have yet to lose any money due to the shortages and increased demand, sales are going to be extremely tight, and that does have the potential to affect company negatively. In many ways, this business has turned desperate as the smaller companies have to compete with larger manufactures for sales. In the end, it’s an issue of availability. Simply stated, there are just not enough mining tires being manufactured to meet what’s needed. One remedy to the shortages is for tire manufacturers to increase production, but expanding factories is a timely and costly endeavor. It’s also probably not something that the company wants to take on, until demands start to affect manufactures fiscally.

Tire supply companies with years of experience are simply encouraging routine tire maintenance for tires that are still in good shape. Purchasing retreaded mining tires is another option that could save time, energy, and money. The wear and tear varies greatly depending on what type of working conditions they’ve been under. Encouraging drivers to be aware of what they are running over when operating vehicles and machines is another way of making mining truck tires last longer. According to reports, mining  tires that are used successively 24 hours a day, have a lifespan of about 4,000 to 7,000 hours on them. Routine maintenance, it seems, is your best bet to combat these shortages.