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Sep 1, 2022 2:13:20 PM

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Safety Tips for OTR Tire Inspections and Service Calls

How OTR Tire Personnel Can Safely Inspect and Service Tires  

Selling and servicing OTR tires presents some unique risks to personnel in the field. From the massive size and weight of mining and construction equipment to the unfavorable conditions they tend to operate in—often at night and in all types of weather—OTR salespeople, field service engineers, and technicians commonly face a complex environment with numerous potential hazards.

Prioritizing safety and following a few best practices when inspecting tires in the field are simple steps toward preventing mishaps and ensuring everyone returns home safe and sound at the end of the day.

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Topics: OTR Tires, Safety

Posted by YOHTA Team

Aug 9, 2022 1:34:37 PM

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How Application-Specific OTR Tires Can Save You Money

OTR Tire Tips to Ease Expenses 

In today’s economy, rising costs are top of mind for everyone these days, including construction and mining equipment fleet managers. Building material prices are up almost 20% from April 2021 to April 2022, diesel prices continue to hit record highs, and labor costs are growing. The average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees in construction increased 6.3% from a year ago, the highest gain in 40 years.  

Although there is no silver bullet for rising expenses, application-specific OTR tires offer some simple solutions to those looking to control costs.

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Topics: Yokohama OTR, OTR Tires

Posted by YOHTA Team

Jul 6, 2022 11:35:04 AM

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On-Site OTR Tire Safety Check-In

Safe Site Visits for OTR Tire Salespeople, Field Engineers, and Technicians

Whether it’s working around massive, fast-moving equipment on complex sites or handling pressurized tires, the job of an OTR tire salesperson, field service engineer, or technician is one with many potential hazards. Everyone who has worked in the tire industry for an extended period of time seems to know of someone who has had a close call or even been injured while visiting a site, which is why it’s vital that step one when visiting a site is to stay safety-focused.

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Topics: OTR Tires, Safety, Mining Tires

Posted by YOHTA Team

May 24, 2022 12:09:14 PM

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Tips for Longer-Lasting OTR Tires

How to Extend the Service Life of OTR Tires


OTR tires are designed to not just survive, but thrive, while carrying huge loads, performing difficult tasks, and working in extremely harsh conditions. Because of the robust construction of OTR tires, it may seem as if they can endure anything. However, a little care can decrease wear and tear, lower the chance of downtime, increase productivity, and reduce an operation’s tire spend.

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Topics: Yokohama OTR, OTR Tires

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May 3, 2022 12:06:13 PM

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Understanding OTR Tire Tread Patterns

How to Choose an OTR Tire Tread Pattern 


The tread pattern of an OTR tire is responsible for many of its characteristics, including the traction and flotation the tire provides and its resistance to cuts, chunks, wear, and heat. Selecting the right tire with a tread optimized for the conditions it will operate in is essential for maximizing a tire’s return on investment and can provide numerous other benefits, such as improved machine efficiency and productivity.

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Topics: Tire Construction, Construction Tires, OTR Tires, Tread Patterns

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