The current problem with Off the Road Tyres is that these huge tyres take up a lot of space and are very heavy at approximately 600Kg per tyre. This means they take up a lot of space, they are impossible to move by hand and are costly to transport due to how few tyres will actually fit on a trailer.
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Gradeall have developed 3 machines to deal with large OTR tyres, to provide an affordable solution to dealing with end of life OTR tyres.
This waste management system can reduce 5 OTR size tires into PAS108 sized bales, reducing storage size and reducing transport costs for your rubber waste. This system consists of the OTR Tyre Splitter, OTR Sidewall Cutter, and the OTR Shear.
Each has their own product description page to learn more or you can read more below. If you have any further questions about the OTR cutting equipment we offer at Gradeall International contact a member of our team for a consultation on your rubber waste and waste management needs.
This machine begins the OTR tyre downsizing process by cutting the tyre along its tread section, leaving two halves which can then be brought to the OTR sidewall cutter and then OTR shear.
This step lightens the weight of these heavy tyres making it possible to move them around manually. This OTR Tyre Splitter is designed with simple hydraulic controls to reduce complexity and make operating this machine a trouble-free experience. All our machines come with full training from a member of our expert team to ensure ease of use.
The OTR Tyre Sidewall Cutter presses a blade into the tyre, against the idler wheel. The blade rotates and cuts the sidewall away from the tyre. The sidewall of the tyre contains a very thick steel wire bead, it is this bead which can wreak havoc on shredders, now removed it is much easier to manage.
The OTR Tyre Sidewall Cutter is a heavy-duty machine, designed specifically to deal with tyres that can weigh up to 600kg. The structure and components selected are all rated for the extra load they will be under to ensure they provide years of trouble-free service.
Simple hydraulic lever controls ensure reliability and ease of use. We at Gradeall are always further developing our equipment to meet the needs of our customers, this OTR sidewall cutter was developed from our original highly efficient Truck Tyre Sidewall Cutter.
For a consultation on which sidewall cutter is best for your waste management needs, contact a member of our team we will be happy to help.
The final stage of the OTR Cutting process is the OTR Shear which cuts through the heavy duty tire to create more manageable sections. The Shear is strong enough to cut through the tyre tread and is sufficiently strong to cut through the bead of these OTR tyres. Once cut into sections the tyres can be baled using a MK2 or MK3 tyre baler.
For more information on the OTR Shear or other equipment in the OTR Tyre Cutting range, you can reach out to a member of our team. We design bespoke waste management solutions which work with your needs and will be happy to discuss your needs and advice you on our equipment.
In this case, the client needed a way of processing truck tyres into bales for transportation to a waste site. In previous experience they had used debeaders to remove the bead from truck tyres before they were shredded. However, this was a time consuming method which used large machinery which needed a lot of maintenance due to the wear and tear of such a heavy duty method.
We consulted with the client taking in their waste management requirements and decided on a combination of equipment which would best suit their needs. The sidewall cutter and MK2 baler helped them reduce the size of waste tyres and bale them for ease of transport.
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We have years of experience as industry leaders in recycling and waste management. Our customers know we offer the highest level of excellence and expertise to their recycling systems. For more information on the work we do you can read a range of our case studies here.
Firstly, the tyre is brought to the OTR tyre splitter which cuts the tyre in half along its tread section. At this stage, any water or debris inside the tyre will fall out of the tyre. The tyre is now in two halves.
The second stage is to bring the halves of the tyre to the OTR Sidewall cutter. This machine cuts the sidewalls out of the tyres, isolating the bead section (it is the thick bead section which typically causes the most problems for shredders).
The final stage is to use the OTR shear to cut the tyre down into smaller segments: The tread sections are first which are the easiest to cut. This is followed by the sidewalls; the shear is sufficiently strong to cut through the bead of these tyres. Even when cut in half they are now much easier to handle.
As we learnt from our smaller sidewall cutter on truck tyres, once these Large OTR tyres have been cut using the Gradeall OTR cutting equipment, it is then possible to bale them in either a MK2 or MK3 tyre baler.
In-house testing found that it was possible to deal with 6 OTR tyres per hour. While it is still a labour-intensive process, it provides the market with a viable and affordable way to deal with these tyres.
Using the Gradeall OTR cutting range these large tyres can be cut down into easy to manage segments weighing under 25Kg which means they can be lifted and moved around by anyone. These segments can be baled, shredded, sent for pyrolysis or any of the further recycling methods that are available to conventional tyres.