One of the world’s largest producers of Aluminium had a challenge for tires and Trojan was brought in via the OEM machine manufacturer to see if we could improve performance and make things better at the smelter.
Application – Pot Carrier Articulated Tractor
Tire Size 1000×20 (8.00)
Load Per Tire 13,000 lbs. or 5900 kgs (estimate)
Speed 11 mph or 18 km/hr.
Distance 1320 feet or 400 metres
Cycles per day 80 trips
Average Ambient Temperature 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit
Radiant Temperature on Floors 110 degrees Celsius or 230 degrees Fahrenheit
Previous History on OEM Solid Rubber Resilient Tires
The Solid Tires would destroy and separate from the various stages of rubber throwing the tread off of the carcass in 30 hours of service.
Results with Trojan Air Cell Technology & Trojan-Maxxis 1000×20 Tire
– Service life achieved 1100 hours or 106 days of continuous duty which is an improvement of over 37 Times the life verses the competitors
solid rubber resilient tire!!
– As a result of this fantastic achievement, the customer is now using the Trojan’s on the trailer tires in sizes 1800R25, and the other tractor applications within their fleet
One of North Americas largest producers of concrete paving stone and retaining wall products with multiple locations in Canada & the USA has been using the Trojan Air Cell Technology with the Trojan-Maxxis tire as part of their aftermarket tire program for well over a decade and has achieved fantastic results.
Application – Dual Drive Tire Forklifts in the 5 to 8 ton range
Tire Sizes 825×15 (6.5) Drives & 250×15 (7.0) Steers
Speed 14 mph or 23 km/hr
Distance 1000 feet or 300 metres
Cycles per day 40 trips
Average Ambient Temperature 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit
Previous History on OEM Solid Rubber Resilient Click Tires
Harsher ride and loss of traction in the inclement weather (rain & snow) made for short life on the oem solid rubber tires
Results with Trojan Air Cell Technology & Trojan-Maxxis 825×15 & 250×15 Size Tires – increased tractive effort as a result of Trojans full flat foot print and soft shock absorbing ride gave the operators added confidence while maneuvering through the large stock yard to load trucks and trailers in any season. Additional cost savings were realized through the extended service life of the Trojan-Maxxis Tire and the reusable Trojan Soft Core providing an hour range between 4000 to 8000 hours of service life per tire and lower replacement costs
A leading waste services provider who contract manages the waste loading and removal of more than 50 waste transfer stations locations throughout the USA has been using the reusable Trojan Soft Core Technology with Trojan’s specialized L10 Tuff Haul Tire to provide the best operator ride and reduced equipment maintenance cost on its fleet of loaders. Trojan’s complete line of high quality tires has sizes for all popular waste handling equipment from 17.5×25, 20.5×25, 23.5×25, 26.5×25 and 29.5×25, as well as popular compact loader and skid steer tire sizes. Trojan’s customer service level is second to none with our direct ship to core/wheel exchange program the customer sees their fleet maintain consistent availability and less wear and tear on a daily basis. Service is supported with on-site and on-line tracking reports so the customer achieves their goals of having a low cost tire program with savings of up to 15% verses hard riding built on expanded steel band solid rubber tires – while reducing their impact on the environment with a reduced oil consumption and improves worker health and safety.
One of North America’s premier mini-mill steel producers with multiple locations throughout the world has been using the Trojan Air Cell Soft Core Technology in various tire brands, sizes and constructions (Radial & Bias) for well over a decade & has achieved fantastic results.
Running 24/7 the company’s fleet of heavy duty lift trucks ranging from 36,000 lbs. to 90,000 lbs. capacity use tire sizes 12.00×20, 14.00R25, 16.00R25 & 18.00R25 Trojan Soft Cores have not only increased tire life by more than 50% over air! But also provide added machine stability and operator confidence. Worker health and safety is improved by eliminating any possibility of explosive force while achieving planned maintenance goals.
Trojan products are also utilized on many of the company’s specialized Coil & Beam Trailers ranging from 20 Ton – 100 Ton Capacity. Tire sizes from 10.00×20 to 16.00×25 as well as Trojan’s special Super Single Option has replaced many of the dual tire positions while providing extra load capacity to increase tire life by as much as 10 times longer than standard dual tire sizes. Current projections at various sites range from 5 to 8 years running time with zero down time due to tire failures.
Before Trojans were introduced the company’s 60 Ton rigid haul trucks on tire size 24.00R35 were used to getting just 2,500 – 4,000 hours on a set of these tires before being prematurely scrapped due to air failures. With the implementation of the Soft Core product tire life more than doubled now averaging between 8,000 to 10,000 hours to help the tires to achieve tread wear out and reusability from the Soft Cores for even greater savings!
Many of North America’s leading Underground Coal Mining Companies utilize Trojan’s Technology in their fleets of scoops, battery haulers, shuttle cars and support equipment. Trojan’s patented Air Cell Technology helps to increase the tire’s load capacity by up to 50% over air, which is an ideal feature to help the men and woman operating these specialized machines in these harsh environments to achieve their production targets in a safe and sound manner.
Coal miners are serviced via Trojan’s vast Dealer Network. Trojan dealers have received extensive service training and sales support on how to best market and apply the Trojan products for best results and lowest costs.
Coal machine Original Equipment Manufacturers fit their machines with Trojan Air Cell Technology at the factory level. Trojan can offer unique solutions to the OEM and Aftermarket with our tire, core and wheel packages, as well as technical advice to help you select the best tire options for your operation.
Trojan Soft Cores are widely accepted as the best fill medium for radial tires in order to get the maximum performance & longevity out of the radial tire. Trojan’s air cell rubber assists the tire by supporting the casing to achieve tread wear out. Likewise quality bias cross ply tires get an air like ride with Trojan’s soft riding real cellular rubber compounds.
Tour greater Toronto any day of the week and you’ll see hundreds of construction sites buzzing with activity. Many of the skid steer loaders used at these jobs have the Trojan L4 Tuff Haul Tire with Reusable Soft Core & Trojan’s exclusive bolt together wheel on them to help get the job done on time, and within budget. In fact one of Canada’s largest rental skid steer fleets uses the Trojan’s for just that reason – rental companies know by using Trojan in their rental fleet it makes their machines more productive by eliminating costly customer downtime due to tire failures. Trojan’s air like ride gives their machine an advantage over the competition’s machines who ride on hard solid rubber tires. And the convenience and versatility that you can place a rental machine almost anywhere with Trojan tires on it and know the job will get done is the confidence renters and their customers have come to rely on from Trojan over the years. Regardless of the terrain whether its cement floors, paving, demolition, construction, or even moving dirt in landscaping, the lightweight, high floatation Trojan L4 Tire with Soft Core will move on through and at the lowest cost per use.
Northern Ontario is one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, deep in the heart of the Canadian Shield one of the world’s largest gold mining companies has been using the Trojan HD Soft Core product on its fleets of LHD scoops, Articulated trucks, Jumbo drills, Roof Bolters and other various support equipment. This hard rock gold miner uses Trojans for the added safety benefit of – No Air No Explosive Force The tire sizes range from as small as a 27-9×10, up to and including 10.00×20, 12.00×20, 12.00×24, 17.5×25, 18.00×25, 26.5×25, 29.5×25. Operators and technicians appreciate the safety of the Trojan HD Soft Core product because it eliminates the risk of serious injury associated with pneumatic inflation. Miners reach production targets with drastically reduced downtime as flats are eliminated. Further cost savings are realized by having Increased tire life, on average the company has realized a 20-30% increase in hours per tire vs. pneumatic tires due to the consistently maintained pressure of a Soft Core filled tire. Being in the great white north everyone knows the environment is a precious resource that must be respected, by using the Trojan Soft Core product and its reusable feature miners know it keeps less tires from going to landfill prematurely due to air failures, and unlike solid polyurethane tire fill – Trojan uses far less oil which helps the mining company reach its corporate mandates for environmental sustainability.