Articles tagged with foam fill

Construction Foremen Request TyrFil on Rental Equipment for Improved Safety and Traction

21 Aug, 2015

Construction jobsites not only demand a tire flatproofing solution, but also one that improves safety and traction. When riding on uneven terrain and slopes, construction foremen trust TyrFil to keep their equipment operators safe. Tire-filled pneumatics, commonly known in the industry as foam-fill, have better traction and increased deflection compared to solid aperture tires. “I rent quite a few man-lifts for all of my projects, and I always request “foam-filled” tires”, said a construction foreman currently working on a football stadium expansion in Iowa. He went on to state “pneumatics with foam-fill are a better safety option on the jobsite.” Tire-filled pneumatics allow 30-46% more deflection compared to solid aperture tires increasing traction and improving stability.

At another construction jobsite in Utah, the foreman rents telehandlers only with tire-filled pneumatics. The foreman knows he can count on TyrFil to provide the traction and stability necessary for the telehandlers to safely climb over boards to lift the load to the next level. “Solid tires do not have the “give” that these filled-tires have”, said the equipment operator. He has experienced both tire-filled pneumatics and solid aperture tires on a telehandler. He states “in addition to more traction and stability, I like the ride much better than solid tires; it is a lot easier on my lower back”. This smoother ride is a result of the increased deflection that tire-filled pneumatics provide because it decreases G-force impact. Lower back pain and whole body vibration are often a result of excessive G-force transmissions from solid aperture tires. This is what is known in the industry as – Solid Shock!

Contractors working on construction jobsites understand that safety is a top priority, and this is why they request the only tire flatproofing solution that was specifically formulated with safety in mind: TyrFil. It’s What’s Inside that Counts!

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Waste Transfer Station Saves $100,000 on Tire Expenses by Swapping Out Solid Aperture Tires for Tire Fill

21 May, 2015

Front end loaders in the waste transfer application are tough on tires and demand a tire flatproofing solution. Initially, this waste transfer station was using solid aperture tires. When the facility manager was asked about his experience with solids, he stated “I was receiving many complaints of lower back pain from my equipment operators”. Lower back pain and whole body vibration are often a result of excessive G-force transmissions from solid aperture tires. This is what is known in the industry as – Solid Shock!

In addition to Solid Shock, the solid aperture tires were not providing enough traction. The facility manager discussed both of these problems with his local ArncoPathway tire dealer. They informed him that solid aperture tires have limited tread pattern and durometer (hardness) options, and recommended purchasing a premium 26.5XR25 pneumatic tire filled with TyrFil inside. Often referred to as foam fill, tire fill is the only customizable tire flatproofing solution that offers multiple choices of tread pattern, durometer, and tire pressure options.

The manager decided to make the switch from solid aperture tires to tire-filled pneumatics on their two front end loaders. Not only were the Solid Shock and traction problems solved, but over the long run, it was discovered that TyrFil is also the cost-effective flatproofing solution. New tire-filled pneumatics will run for 1200 hours in this application compared to 800 hours with solid aperture tires, increasing tire performance by 50-percent. Additionally, this location is retreading these tire-filled pneumatics twice at almost half the price of purchasing two new solid tires. The retreads with tire fill still outperform the solid aperture tires with longer run times.

Compared to solid aperture tires, TyrFil offers improved tire performance and a 40-percent lower cost of ownership over the life of the tire resulting in significant cost savings. This waste transfer station saved $100,000 on the tire expense for two front loaders. Also, just by making the switch from solid aperture tires to TyrFil this waste transfer station experienced the following benefits: increased operator safety, improved traction, and longer tire life. TyrFil – It’s What’s Inside That Counts!

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Logging additional tire life with #Tire Fill in Forklifts

8 Sep, 2014

After having downtime from flat tires that required section repairs, saving money and increasing productivity was the reason the owner of this Taylor Forklift in the Southeast specified Tire Fill.  At this logging transfer station, the forklift can actually grab the entire truckload of logs in one operation.

Drive Tires:  37.5-39

Steer Tires:  21.00-25

Road Sweeper – No Downtime in Las Vegas!

12 May, 2014

GCR Tires & Service in Las Vegas, NV recently experienced great success using TyrFil for a Barber Road Rake. The Road Rake is a pull behind Road Sweeper. Before using TyrFil, the operator experienced many flats and lots of downtime, resulting in lost productivity. The Tires on the vehicle are size 235/85R/16. The tires were filled with TyrFil G2 and recycled material.  Once they stated filling the tires at the GCR location in Las  Vegas, the end user reports that all tire related issues have been eliminated.

Bernardo Renteria, Supply Tech III for District I DOT for the State of Nevada said, “Once we started using TyrFil for these tires, we have zero issues. This is the only way to go with these sweepers.” It has been so successful; they have been filling these tires for the past 8 to 10 years

TLC maintains correct tire pressure on large forklifts!

1 Nov, 2013

Bearcat Tyres in Australia has been using Arnco’s TLC product since 2010. One of the first applications was to solve the problem of high pressure leaks for a fleet of large container forklift trucks. Each forklift was fitted with 6 pieces of 18.00 – 25 40 ply Ceat L-4S smooth tread tyres 4 tyres on the drive and 2 tyres on the steer, operating at 145 PSI air pressure.

The big problem at the railhead was the tyres were getting high pressure leaks and tyre pressure was dropping to 110 – 120 PSI as the personnel were not checking air pressure regularly and the tyres were becoming overloaded and the heat generation from this low pressure, internal air pressure during the hot summer months of 40 – 45 degrees C were as high as 185 PSI. The area that these trucks are operating are on pavers and one way travel is 1.2 kilometers so the distance traveled is large.

Thanks to Arnco’s TLC, this fleet of large forklifts are no longer leaking air and proper tire air pressure is maintained.

Superflex Tirefill in Shuttle Car for Underground Mining

1 Jul, 2013

According to Richard Blacker of Bearcat Tyres in Australia, “I have been using Arnco’s SuperFlex foam fill for over a decade now in some of these underground coal mines specifically because of its air like ride” The shuttle car below is fitted with 17.5 – 25 20 ply Solideal Loadmaster tyres.

Pictured: Shuttle Car with Arnco’s Superflex

60,000 Trees and counting…

14 Jun, 2013

Through Arnco’s One-Tote-One-Tree program, Arnco is proud to announce that it has planted over 60,000 trees on behalf of its customers. In just a few short years, the business case for becoming a more sustainable chemical manufacturer has proven itself not only by providing customers with innovative new materials and equipment to differentiate their business from the competition, but has also been responsive to growing consumer demand and industry trends.

One Tote One Tree – Plaque & Annual Certificate

Each year, Arnco provides a certificate to its customers that is inserted into a plaque to be displayed at customer location. Featured above from right to left is Arnco’s Joe Negrey with Mark Bloxham, Managing Director of Bearcat Solideal Australia and Arnco’s Mike Fullen with Doug Ogden, OTR Manager for Cross Midwest.

40,000 Earthmover Tires later – still Flatproofing Loader Tires in Australia!

15 Mar, 2013

Having filled his first set of tires over 30 years ago, Richard Blacker of Bearcat Tyres (now part of Cammoplast Solideal) reckons his company and their dealer network have filled over 40,000 Earthmover tires since 1982. “from size 14.00-24 up to 45/65-45, we have filled them all and not once have we had an issue with a differential, final drive, or even a gearbox”

Bearcat continues to use both RePneu and SuperFlex Arnco Tire Flatproofing on just about every brand of Loaders including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Volvo, Manitou, and Hitachi

Pictured: Cat 993 Wheel Loader

Arnco announces IPad winner at MINExpo in Las Vegas!

17 Oct, 2012

Congratulations to Tim Saylor with Connie Saylor & Associates for winning an IPad from Arnco!

During the Minexpo in Las Vegas last month, Arnco conducted two full days of presentations for its Mining product, TLC (Tire Lube & Conditioner). Each attendee was entered to win a free IPad.

If you have not seen Arnco’s video for TLC, please visit Arnco’s youtube channel

Pictured: Tim Saylor with Arnco Representative, Chuck Capps