WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has published OTR tire and wheel weight charts covering more than 150 earthmover and industrial/forklift tires and tire/wheel assemblies.
These comprehensive reference guides — available free of charge electronically on TIA's website — will provide technicians with the information they need to service the largest tire and rim assemblies safely, TIA said.
In order to determine the average weight for each different size and designation, TIA said it used more than 2,500 points of data from multiple tire and rim manufacturers.
For the tire section, each tire size and designation includes the low and high weights in addition to the average. With this information in hand, technicians can make better decisions regarding the maximum load for chain slings and hydraulic cranes, TIA said.
The wheel section provides the average weight for each individual component (rim base, side ring, etc.) as well as the average weight for the entire rim/wheel assembly.