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VOL XXVIII, NO 155

Belzona® Repairs Tire's Sidewall

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Covington, VA, USA

 
 

Application Date:

August 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Repair of the sidewall of a front loader and a large dump truck.

 
 

Problem:

A tire of a front loader and a tire of a large dump truck had a cut in the sidewall rubber and a small chunk taken out of the sidewall, respectively. The tires would need to be replaced if there was no other alternative. They could remove the tire to be vulcanized, but that repair is costly and could take several days of downtime.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 2311 (SR Elastomer)

Belzona 2911 (Elastomer QD Conditioner)

Belzona 9341 (Reinforcing Tape)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

The surface area around the damage was prepared and roughened. The substrate was then conditioned with Belzona 2911. Once the conditioner dried, one coat of Belzona 2311 was applied around the damaged area. Then, Belzona 9341 was stippled before another coat of Belzona 2311 was applied.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The tire repair was easy and allowed a quick return to service, saving time and money. The cost savings was about $10,000 per tire, which is the cost of replacement. Additionally, the downtime was only a couple of hours as opposed to days. The tires have been in heavy use for about a month and are holding up well.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Completed application
  2. Completed application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com