Gradeall took a visit to an OTR processing
plant that was recently fitted with the new range of Gradeall OTR Tyre Cutting Equipment. Safe to say it
yielded successful results for the operation and demonstrated the potential of Gradeall’s
Tyre Recycling Machinery.
In this case study, we’ll outline how our
innovative cutting equipment handles OTR tyres, turning them into smaller and
more manageable pieces of waste tyres that can be processed more efficiently.
Processing and handling Off-the-Road (OTR)
tyres presents several challenges due to their unique characteristics and size.
Some of the challenges associated with the process of OTR tyres include:
OTR tyres are significantly larger and
heavier than regular tires, making them challenging to handle and transport.
Their sheer size requires specialized equipment and machinery capable of
accommodating their dimensions.
Due to their incredibly bulky nature, OTR
tyres are also often more expensive to transport because they take up more
room. This leads to increased costs in labour, fuel, and specialised vehicles
that have enough room to fit them.
OTR tyres are designed to withstand extreme
conditions in mining, construction, and other heavy-duty industries. Their
construction incorporates multiple layers of reinforced materials, such as
steel belts, making them more difficult to shred and process compared to
OTR tyres often accumulate various
contaminants, such as rocks, debris, and dirt, during their usage in rugged
terrains. Removing these contaminants before processing the tyres is essential
to ensure the efficiency and longevity of the recycling equipment.
Due to their large size and heavy
composition, OTR tyres require significant storage space, which can lead to
environmental concerns if not managed properly. Disposing of OTR tyres in
landfills is not an ideal solution due to their slow degradation and potential
OTR tyres pose a challenge in terms of
available recycling technologies. Traditional mechanical shredding methods may
struggle to handle the tough rubber compounds and steel reinforcements present
in these tires.
These large OTR tyres pose a huge problem
for shredders due to their large size and high wire content inside, they wreak
havoc on the blades, bearings and other moving parts of shredder systems
causing expensive breakdowns and increased maintenance requirements not to
mention the issue of fitting these tyres into most shredders poses a problem in
Overcoming the difficulties associated with
handling OTR Tyres requires specialised expertise, advanced equipment, and
innovative recycling technologies. The Gradeall range of OTR Tyre Cutting
Equipment does exactly that, helping OTR Tyre handlers improve their efficiency
and productivity when working with this type of waste.
The Gradeall OTR Tyre Splitter and OTR Tyre Sidewall Cutter
can downsize very large (off-the-road) OTR
tyres at a very rapid rate of 15 tyres per hour.
out the full range of OTR Tyre Cutting Equipment below.
The OTR Tyre Splitter is able to half the problem
by splitting the tyre in two. This industry performing machine can handle tyres
between 1200mm to 1800mm in diameter and with a built in centralising system,
it ensures a consistent split everytime.
The OTR Tyre Splitter also includes
hydraulic lever controls and a high-torque gearbox that drives the cutting
blade. With built-in safety guards to protect the operator, this tyre
recycling machine became an indispensable
addition to the site we installed it in.
If you would like to hear more about the
OTR Tyre Splitter and how it can enhance your OTR Tyre handling operation, get in touch
with a member of the Gradeall team for expert support and guidance that you can
The OTR Tyre Sidewall Cutter removes the steel
wire beading part of the tire, which is essential in ensuring the longevity of
your tyre shredder machines. It features a strong steel blade to remove the
sidewalls from these massive OTR tyres, leaving behind smaller segments of
waste tyre that are much easier to handle and transport.
This tyre recycling machine is able to cut
the sidewalls of OTR tyres ranging between 1200mm to 2000mm in diameter. It
performs the manoeuvre efficiently with a high-torque gearbox to drive the
cutting blade, swiftly leaving behind a further processed tyre for convenient
The intergration of this machine proved a
major success for the site. In combination with the OTR Tyre Splitter, this
operation was able to process 15 OTR tyres per hour, which is extremely
efficient and productive when handling this type of waste.
At Gradeall International, we aim to ensure
that our tyre recycling machinery benefits our customers as a long term
investment. Revisiting this site gave us the reassurance that our machinery is
doing just that.
In addition to the OTR Tyre Splitter and
OTR Tyre Sidewall Cutter, we have also manufactured the OTR Tyre Shear. This machine can process the remaining tread
section and sidewall into segments that weigh less than 25kg.
The powerful steel blade is built to
withstand the strong wire beading that remains in the sidewalls and with an
effective safety guard in place, it reduces the risk of flying debris flying
out and injuring operators.
The Gradeall OTR range is designed to make
these large OTR tyres smaller and easier to handle, store, transport and shred.
It is one of the most cost-effective and time-efficent systems on the market
today for doing this.
The OTR Tyre Cutting Equipment was built
upon the previous success of our tyre recycling machinery that handled
passenger-type vehicle tyres and larger, lorry truck-type tyres.
Our customers requested similar machinery
for handling OTR tyres and we listened to their requests.
Gradeall is an international supplier of
waste management solutions, we aim to be innovative leaders in designing and
manufacturing more efficient solutions. Get in touch with a member of the Gradeall
team to discuss the range of OTR Tyre Cutting Equipment. We can help you find a
practical and profitable solution that meets your operational needs.
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