OSHA certification explosion testing of a tire inflation cage.
More details on how tire failure happens; 1:42 video:
I remember my Dad telling stories of split rims and not paying attention. I would think these separations above would be avoidable by regulated supply. Old tires, another story.
‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
I always kept good tires on all of my trucks. Never liked to run retreads even on the trailers unless they were my own 1st run carcasses even then the retreads were only ran on trailer that were not on long haul runs. THe bad thing is even brand new brand name tires can shuck a tread if the driver doesn't pay attention to the inflation pressures.
Flats are going to happen even when the best of care is taken. My bud will replace both steer tires if one picks up a nail We have it patched and saved for a trailer.
When he buys new tires always in pairs or 4 at a time he has them shaved to round and balanced and we run centrimatic automatic balancers all the way around on the tractor.
I often see people driving right beside the tandems or the steer tires of a truck and cn only think just how completely ignorant these people are or maybe they are just plain stupid.
Trucks pay ten's of thousands of dollars each year in road use taxes cars pay mere pennies by comparison so in my opinion cars do not have rights to use these roads they are afforded the privilege to share them.
Commercial delivery routes State highways US highways and the interstate systems were created for commerce not for pleasure Farm to Market roads were made to transport ag products to market all other roads were made as a means that people can get from their homes to work, school, or to the stores to buy the things they require to sustain life not to wander around aimlessly while finger farking on their phones.
Recently, my daughter who is a "L"and i were travelling to Brisbane & I told her to take next exit & go back to the tyre place in the last town. She questioned me about going back a few kilometres = "trust me" . The two left hand side tyres which looked sound were ruined (by hitting a pothole) :I just hate low profile tyres. Anyhow she asked me how I knew they were faulty. It is so hard to explain the little noises, thuds, & bumps that warn us.
While awaiting new fittments, I told her of an episode I had had some 40 years before on the same road. I felt something was wrong & pulled over to check tyres: all had great tred, pressure was good the first day of my weekend trip & appeared good. A bubble must have been high up in the guard/fender & with traffic buzzing past & very close, i somehow missed seeing it. I proceeded towards home and just as I got up to highway speed again , it blew out throwing my ute/pickup sideways across in front of oncoming traffic. A couple of quick manovers & I was again at the correct side of the verge of the highway. I'm pretty sure the 9" salisbury LSD saved the day. When the tyre blew a large chunkof the steel belt, that was still on the wheel, wrapped around the tiedown hook for my pickup camper. the steel threads had worn great furrows in the paintwork around the wheel arch before it was hooked.
Looks like they were trying to seat the bead of a tubeless tire by injecting some volatile gas like propane then light it the rapid expansion will seat the bead. I've used starting fluid 100's of times to inflate stubborn tubeless tires before I got around to getting a tire flater tank with a 2" valve and nozzle. That reminds me I need to check with the guy I loaned it to he has had it long enough. If he doesn't return it soon I may have to build another
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