About OTR GLOBAL – Mining Tire Solutions
OTR GLOBAL is a mining (OTR) tyre consultancy formed by Tony Cutler in 2016. Tony, a qualified mining engineer has held senior technical and operational roles in mining tyre management including extensive onsite management experience – notably at Escondida copper mine in Chile – and has set up OTR tyre management projects in Australia, Indonesia, Canada and Brazil. He is a recognised expert in earthmover (EM) tyre management and, as our principal consultant, brings more than three decades of mining and OTR tyre experience to OTR GLOBAL and our clients.
Our consulting work has taken us to many of the largest and most complex mines worldwide. Our principal consultant pioneered tyre management and analysis techniques including co-development of tyre performance warranty systems, fitment period batch analysis, life predictive analysis and axle fitment bias identification and compensation; he also established the relationship between new tyre fitment by axle ratio and tyre change frequency. An expert in tyre pressure temperature and explosion mechanisms, he has led several investigations into tyre fire and tyre explosion events including the Radomiro Tomic fatality in 2000.
OTR GLOBAL has probably the most extensive technical library, worldwide, on EM tyre management. Tony has authored several technical and OTR tyre related papers including two major reports on the status of the global mining tyre market. The first, in 2004, predicted the crisis in mining tyre supply; an update followed in 2007. Following a mining tyre fatality in 2015, he investigated and categorised all known fatalities and serious incidents involving mining tyres worldwide over the previous two decades, compiling a profile on their causes and relevant preventative and mitigating controls.
For Any EM Tyre Solution, We Are Available For You
OTR GLOBAL – Mining Tire Solutions is the leading EM tyre management consultancy worldwide. If you have a problem with any aspect of your OTR tyre operation, we can provide the solution – focused on minimising mine haulage TCO.