EARTHMOVER TYRE OPTIMISATION
While the almost-decade long (2004-2012) OTR tyre supply crisis – which accompanied the China initiated boom in mining commodity prices – focussed the attention of mining companies on the importance of properly managing their tyres, there remain many opportunities for assisting companies to maximise the potential of their tyres, in particular longevity and productivity – and importantly, to manage these processes safely.
There are a number of untapped options that mining organisations can exploit, notably:
- Implementing a system to optimise tyre selection, automatically and universally, by developing global tyre life indices; this system eliminates reliance on individual mine sites for analysis and purchasing decisions; it also obviates the need for tyre performance warranties and the considerable work involved in their administration.
- For multiple-site miners, centralising EM tyre management globally – rather than by mining commodity, region or site – for selecting and purchasing tyres and for transferring obsolete or non-optimal specification tyre stock among sites.
- Focusing on key haul and bench road condition issues – e.g. spillage reduction and road design parameters (rather than mirror like road surfaces) – that give the biggest bang-per-buck in reducing tyre operating cost and improving haulage productivity.
- Giving overall responsibility for tyres to the mine production department on each operation.
Proper collection and analysis of records is crucial to the development of representative global tyre life indices and the success of an automatic tyre selection and procurement system.
Opportunities abound for mining companies – from the large global mining houses to single-mine operators – to generate substantial savings by minimising tyre-related TCO (total cost of ownership) of their mine haulage operation(s).
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.