Just as with people, tires on heavy equipment perform better at their optimal or designed shape. Optimal tire shape is maintained by proper tire inflation pressure. Underinflation may shorten tire life, compromise handling and be a safety hazard. Overinflation is also problematic—inflating a tire to even 110% of the needed inflation pressure for the applied load results in a distorted shape. The latest white paper from BKT Tires discusses how heavy equipment owners/operators can maximize their investment in tires by paying close attention to air inflation pressure.
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