Even if the winter conditions are not snow-covered, you must always take this into account and decide that you do not need special tires for the winter season, but this is not the case for most regions, which have strong winter conditions that will require the use of winter tires. It is simply dangerous to drive with tires not designed for winter conditions. The problem is that if the rubber compound is not designed to resist frost, you end up with very hard tires that do not give you the grip you need. When you then add the winter conditions to the equation, you have no protection against an impending accident.
A winter tire will have a tread that can create grip on snow and ice, while preventing slipping on slush while driving on it. That’s why you need winter tractor tires approved for winter conditions. Tires whose rubber compound remains flexible in cold weather and whose tread design will give you grip on winter surfaces. Winter tires must bear the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall of the tire. It is not enough to have the symbol M + S.
For tires of buses and heavy & light tyre tyres, you have used tires all year round, which make things easier if you drive in many countries and are experiencing different weather conditions during the journey to deliver the load you have in the tyre. The same is true if you have passengers to travel long distance. You can even drive in countries where it is mandatory to have winter-approved tires when driving in winter, where this also applies to buses and Light Truck tyres.
Buses and tyres need to invest in high quality tires, which can be expensive because of the amount of tires on a big tyre or bus. High quality tires, however, have lower rolling resistance. This will reduce your fuel consumption and save your business money by getting tyres and buses into service. The tires will also last a lot longer. You will therefore have to replace those more rarely, which will allow you to make additional savings. The biggest way to reduce costs is to retread the tires. Retreaded tires can significantly reduce your tire budget.
Tire retreading can be done on a high quality tire carcass, if the carcass is still in good condition. You can retread the tires 1 to 2 times before you buy a new game. All this process is very environmentally friendly because you reduce waste and can benefit from your high quality tires for longer while significantly reducing the cost of your tires. If you use high quality retreading, the tires will be just as safe as the original tire at a fraction of the price.
A tire that is not durable and will crack or cut will not be very useful. The same is true if your tires are flat, the costs and delays caused by this will be expensive to cover. In the same way, this can happen if you get a tire that does not provide sufficient grip, so that the equipment cannot perform its tasks satisfactorily. You may have to spend more time doing your job or wasting time on a slippery slope. Here, you lose valuable time and reduce your productivity.
Most of the equipment used for these tasks has very different requirements. That’s why they will need specific tires to meet those needs. Not all tires can deliver the same result, which means you have to make sure you select the tires that can handle it in the best possible way. It is advisable to use the tire technical manual to check that the tire selection is optimal for the equipment you are using and to find the right dimensions.