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Amazing Process of changing the world's largest Tire

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When material tonnage is your income, there is no time for downtime. That's why it's your and our goal to keep your equipment moving. For example, we can minimize wear and improve equipment performance by adding one or more special components to our tires to suit your mining conditions.

In addition to our compounds that reduce downtime, you can choose from a variety of sizes and tread patterns. We offer a variety of sizes and types of tires for almost any equipment in your mine, including haul trucks, loaders and articulated dump trucks.

The image above shows the Belaz 75710, the world's largest mining dump truck. This gigantic vehicle is 20.6 m long, 8.16 m high and 9.87 m wide. For those unfamiliar with metrics, let's break this down. It is 67.5 feet long, 28 feet high and 32 feet wide. Belaz has a payload capacity of 496 tons and a maximum speed of 64 mph. The truck uses two 16-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines, each producing around 2300 HP. For a size comparison, you can see the mid-size sedan in the picture. He is dwarfed by the nearby truck. But let's get to what's REALLY important here. How big are the tires? Belaz has eight large Michelin tubeless pneumatic tires. Each of these is about 13 meters tall.

We want to remind everyone that it's not a good idea to overpressure your tires. Especially if you have a large truck. The pressure of some of these tires can blow your arms. And these are some of the biggest tires we've ever processed in our factory. Some are ground into mulch, while others become our nearly indestructible reservoirs of water.

While the Belaz 75710 is definitely the largest truck on the market, it is not the only truck. In fact, most of these mining trucks look very similar, with slight differences in the size of the truck.

The Caterpillar 797F is the second largest mining truck type in the world; With a gross operating weight of 687.5 tons, it can carry only slightly less than the Belaz at 400 tons. It is slightly smaller, measuring 14.8 m (48.6 feet) long, 6.52 m (21.4 feet) high, and 9.75 m (32 feet) wide. This truck's top speed is slightly faster than the Belaz at 68mph.

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