The first machine in Gradealls process for dealing with large OTR (off the road) tyres, the OTR TYRE SPLITTER

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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. At a minimum these large tyres are now much easier to store and transport which ultimately makes it possible to recycle these mammoth tyres in the ways that smaller car or truck tyres have been recycled such as shredding, or pyrolysis.

As with the rest of the OTR range, the machine has been designed and built to be heavy duty in order to cope with the much heavier weights involved with these tyres. Simple hydraulic controls reduce complexity and make operating this machine a trouble-free experience.


Height (mm) 2560
Width (mm) 2445
Length (mm) 3065
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Product Description

What size of tyres can this machine deal with?

We conducted research to find out the most common sizes of OTR tyres that blight tyre collector’s yards at the moment. The OTR TYRE SPLITTER can deal with tyres in the following dimension range:

Outer Diameter: 1200 to 2000mm (47.2″ to 78.7″)

Inner Diameter: No less than 650mm (25.5″)

Width: 400 to 800mm (15.8″ to 31.5″)

A selection of some of the tyres this machine can process

If you have a more specific requirement for dealing with tyres outside of this range we are more than happy to work with you to understand your requirements with the aim to provide a machine tailored to your specific requirements, if possible.

The machine in its standard guise is the best compromise for dealing with the most common tyre sizes on the market but has been designed to adapt to tyres that fit outside the normal range. Contact us to discuss your requirements.



The OTR TYRE SPLITTER is the first step in a 3 pronged arsenal that Gradeall has developed for dealing with tyres that for a long time have been a nuisance to those who have had to deal with them. Until now tyre collectors have found these tyres to be a hassle to store and move, and few places are willing to shred or process them further for recycling due to their immense size and weight.

Like any other tyre, an OTR tyre is made from rubber and is not biodegradable so leaving one sitting is not a solution, especially when they take up so much space. Proactive action is required to ensure that these tyres are transformed from hazardous nuisance waste into something that can benefit society in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. These OTR tyres contain a vast amount of rubber which when shredded and granulated is ideal for playground linings or innovative shock-absorbing solutions.

The OTR TYRE SPLITTER is a simple-to-operate machine that can quickly and effortlessly cut a large OTR into two segments leaving it ready to have its sidewalls cut out using the Gradeall OTR TYRE SPLITTER.



Key Features


Simple to operate hydraulic lever controls


Deals with tyres ranging between 1200 to 1800mm diameter


Tyre widths between 400 to 800mm


Heavy duty construction


Tyre centralising system


Easy to service and maintain

Product Specification

Height (mm) 2560
Width (mm) 2445
Length (mm) 3065
Power supply 415v 3 phase (electric to hydraulic power pack)
Machine weight (Kg) 3250

Working Area Dimensions

OTR SPLITTER - Front view dimensions
OTR SPLITTER - side view dimensions
OTR SPLITTER - top down dimensions

Optional Extra

Shipping information

International Shipping

Gradeall Can supply the OTR TYRE SPLITTER to locations across the Globe. Get in contact with Gradeall to find out how we can get this equipment to your site.


More Information

The OTR TYRE SPLITTER works on a very similar principle to our tried and tested sidewall cutter, using a cutting blade pushing against a rotating idler wheel. However, in the case of the OTR TYRE SPLITTER, it cuts the tyre through its tread section. The idler wheel slides in through the centre of the tyre and then lifts it up resting on the underside of the tread section. As it lifts up further it brings the tyre into contact with the cutting blade which rotates and cuts through the tread section. A centralisation mechanism similar to that used on forklift carton clamps ensures that the OTR is centralised as it is cut so that both halves of the tyre are equally sized, this also helps to track the tyre in a straight trajectory as it is rotated.

The typical customers for the OTR TYRE SPLITTER include waste tyre collectors, waste tyre transporters and waste tyre recyclers who deal with larger OTR tyres such as those used in the Quarry sector.