Prior to fitting the tyre, the wheel must be checked for any damage and bead seating surface cleaned of any rust or build-up of foreign matter. Cracked wheels can lead to a slow loss of tyre pressure resulting in tyre destruction.
It is essential that an approved tyre mounting lubricant is used. Antifreeze, silicones, or petroleum-based lubricants can damage the bead rubber and have a harmful effect on the wheel.
A tyre should be inflated in two stages. With the use of a safety cage, the first stage should involve a pre-inflate to 20 psi. A general inspection should then be undertaken for any deformations. Once satisfied, inflate to the recommended pressure standing at least 3m from the tyre in line with the tread pattern.
Driving on a tyre that does not have the correct inflation pressure is dangerous and could result in tyre damage.
Tyre Pressure Maintenance
The most critical factor in tyre maintenance is proper inflation. No tyre or tube is completely impervious to a loss in air pressure. Lost air must be replaced to prevent over or under inflation conditions.
Avoid any storage condition where water can collect in the tyre. Water can over time migrate through the inner liner and lead to deterioration of the radial steel casing and possible failure.
The maximum load can be placed on a tyre is dependent upon specific design specifications. Loading a tyre beyond its capabilities will lead to excessive build-up of heat that can result in tyre destruction and possible injury.
It is important that sufficient space is provided between dual tyres to enhance airflow, cool the tyres and prevent the tyres from rubbing against one another.
Tyre Tread Depth
Aeolus truck tyres contain ‘wear bars’ in the tread grooves to ensure that a tyre is removed prior to the steel belt package being exposed. When a tyre has worn beyond this limit (and in any case the legal limit of the country where the tyre is used), the vehicle handling is jeopardized in regards to its grip and may cause injury.
All Aeolus tyres correspond to the provisions and guidelines of each country. For more information read the standards and regulations of your country.