There is hardly an ordinary tyre with a puncture-free guarantee. However, thanks to technology, there have been developments in manufacturing to ensure tyres have an extended service life without getting a puncture. Key among these advancements is the puncture-proof tyre.
And, while there have been complaints these tyres have high rolling resistance and greater weight than their ordinary kind – features that translate to lowering the moving speed – is not reduced speed a good trade off to having constant punctured tyres and accidents?
Getting tyres with high puncture resilience is the best step you can take as an owner of heavy vehicles.
What exactly makes these tyres great?
The rubber that makes up these tyres utilises robust compounds to ensure the tyre is malleable to guarantee you safe usage and hard enough to withstand wear and tear from the friction with hardened surfaces.
The rubber is equally firm to minimise the effect of heat build-up, thus, reducing the chances of high-speed blowouts to extend the life of your tyres.
The tread design
Most manufacturers make the treads of these tyres to imitate the design of a honeycomb. They, however, optimise this design to suit the specific equipment that and terrain on which you will use the tyre; either for use on a bobcat, heavy loader or military vehicle.
Can these tyres fit on any rim?
By design, puncture-resilient tyres fit on standard rims. Besides, these tyres are relatively less costly than industrial tyres. Another great advantage is how perfectly these tyres connect to the rim. However, it is advisable you fix these tyres to the rim during the vulcanisation process to give the tyres extra strength.
Tyres with high puncture resilience are becoming a standard in many applications, ranging from the battlefield to the mining field, at a higher rate. And, soon, these tyres will find common use in personal vehicles.