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Effects of Mismatching Dual Assembly Tires

You mismatch your socks and silverware but force things together, and they usually work. Unfortunately, this is far from the case when it comes to your fleet’s dual assembly tires. Mismatched tires have a difference in inflation, diameter, or tire ply and can cause: Uneven tread wear Shorter tire lifespan Uneven load distribution Decreased mileage […]

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Tire Mounting and Dismounting 101

You need to have a practiced touch to accurately mount and dismount your tires if you hope to avoid damage. It takes more than sheer force to replace tires safely, and Bauer Built Tire & Service has you covered. Dismounting Your Tires Never dismount tires while they’re inflated and avoid tools that will damage the […]

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Planting Season Includes Inspecting and Replacing Tires if Needed

Spring means it’s time to get to work. Start thinking about repairing or replacing the tires on your farm equipment, so you don’t have to worry about costly downtime The Environment The type of soil you’re working on will determine what kind of tires you need. The wrong tires damage your fields and reduce your […]

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Bauer Built: The Low-Down on Air Infiltration

Air infiltration damage is caused when the air inside the tire is much higher (80-120 psi) than atmospheric pressure. This “inside-out” damage opens the inner liner and allows air under pressure to migrate within the steel and rubber products. Damage that can lead to air infiltration can be from: Nail or other puncture Objects left […]

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Bauer Built: Air Brakes’ Effect on Tires

Heat is a tire’s worst enemy! When rubber products seated on a wheel surface are heated to a temperature beyond the limit that the rubber can tolerate, distortion, brittleness and/or discolored rubber in the bead area can result in tire breakdown. This damage starts at a temperature in the mid-200°F range, with accelerated damage occurring […]

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Bauer Built: Why the Proper Inflation Matters

“The most critical factor in tire maintenance is proper inflation,” said Mike Weber, VP of Manufacturing and Operations at Bauer Built Tire & Service. “Not only is proper pressure maintenance critical to obtain optimized performance from tires, but driving on any tire that doesn’t have the correct inflation pressure is both dangerous and damaging, often […]

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A Healthy Tire and a Safe Ride Requires Proper Inflation

Touted as the most critical factor in tire maintenance by Michelin, tire inflation ensures the correct profile for full contact with the road, promoting traction, braking capability, and safety. Further, driving on any tire that does not have the correct inflation pressure is not only dangerous, but will cause tire damage as well, i.e. sudden […]

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When to Scrap a Run-Flat

According to Michelin, a tire that has been driven at less than 80% of normal recommended operating pressure—the manufacturer’s cold inflation pressure required to support a given load—is considered to be run-flat. Proper OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations must be followed when putting any tire and wheel back in service. Thus, any tire […]

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The Case for Casings

The tire casing is the body of the tire and includes components such as the bead, belt system, sidewall, body ply and inner liner—basically everything except the tread. This foundation upon which the tread sets is the supporting structure of the tire. It consists of plies anchored to the bead on one side running in a radius and are […]

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Understand Tread Wear Patterns for Better Performance

Proper tires in good condition are essential for safe driving, transferring the engine’s torque and the driver’s control to the road surface to provide traction and directional control. But what’s going on when you see unusual tread wear? There are several “usual suspects” that affect a tire’s performance and safety. Irregular Drive Tire Wear Patterns […]

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