OTR (Off-the Road)

Fountain Tire's extensive mining/OTR service includes retreading, OTR tire repair, and mining tire services. Through this broad range of services, we can help you reduce your vehicle operating costs by maximizing the life of your tires.

The purpose of off-the-road (OTR) retreading is simple: to maximize tire life for our customers in order to reduce operating costs. A retreaded OTR tire can look and perform like a new tire, resulting in substantial savings in the cost differential between a retread and a new tire.

When you salvage an existing tire casing and apply a new tread, you experience a better cost per mile per tire. We offer the following retread services with customized tread patterns and compounds that meet cut and heat resistance and abrasion specifications:

  • Computer Cut Tread
    • Custom tread patterns and rubber compounds for specific applications and conditions
    • Tread designs are cut to restore original tire design regardless of manufacturer
  • Band Lug
    • Flat buff radius and custom tread patterns to improve traction
    • Original flex point of casing is relaxed during curing process
    • Cured at moderate heat to reduce or eliminate casing separation
    • Provide a new tire appearance
    • Equal to or exceeds other retread performance
    • Uniform tread depth and overall diameter (O.D.)
    • High rubber durometer reading due to mould cure pressure
  • Mould Retreads
    • Provide a new tire appearance
    • Equal to or exceeds other retread performance
    • Uniform tread depth and overall diameter (O.D.)
    • High rubber durometer reading due to mould cure pressure

A leading cause of failure in radial OTR tires is sidewall cuts that penetrate into the steel cables of the radial casing. Left unattended, these cuts will grow with every revolution of the tire, allowing moisture and dirt to work into the steel and eventually causing failure of the casing. We offer sidewall-cut repairs, as well as the following OTR tire repairs:

  • Section repairs
  • Reinforcements
  • Spot repairs
  • Lug repairs
  • Sidewall bumpers

For more details on how to protect your tires and maximize their cost-efficiency, contact your local Fountain Tire store .

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