Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24Y You have thoroughly researched what loader is the best fit for your operation. You have reviewed and identified the options needed. You are about to order the loader and realize you have spent no time on tire selection—specs, tread design, brand? “This decision has more bearing on your equipment’s performance than you would imagine,” said Daryl Moore of Belleroc Tire Services. Before you can choose the right tire for your operation, there are a few simple questions you’ll need to address: • What type of material will the machine primarily be operating in? • Will the loader be loading trucks in a yard, or working in a pit? • Will the machine be loading and carrying material over distance? • Do you prefer radial or bias tires? The type of material encountered and nature of tire performance desired will help dictate what tread depth, and what tread design will be the most cost effective. The following chart serves as a basic guide to the performance characteristics and benefits of certain categories of tires: “Tires are a critical component, affecting not only operator comfort, but, more importantly, operator safety and overall cost-of-production,” added Moore. Tire choice can literally be the difference between being stuck in the mud, and superior performance. Identifying which tire is right for your operation will also unlock optimal value in this significant investment.  Whether your loader is old or new, contact your Columbus Equipment Company representative today for a tire assessment, or contact Daryl Moore at (937) 679-2720 for more information. Daryl Moore is a tire sales consultant for Belleroc Tire Services in Dayton, and has close to 40 years in the heavy- equipment tire industry. He performed field service for 20 of those years and today specializes in OTR tire solutions, programs and management. PRODUCT SUPPORT 4 Easy Steps to CHOOSING THE RIGHT TIRE Traction Tires L-2 Bias and Radial Soft material/dirt Hard surface L-3 Radial Long wear and comfort Load and Carry L-4 Radial Long wear and protection, but still cool Stone Pit L-5 Bias or Radial Good protection Sand Pit L-4 Bias or Radial Protection, flotation and cooling Scrap Yard L-5S Bias or Radial Smooth tread design for protection 17