Transport industry plays a vital role in the development of the Nation. In fact, the progress of the Nation and transport industry are complementary to each other. The road transport industry has a lion’s share in world Industrial and Agricultural progress.
The main stay of the road transport industry is the tyre as it is the last link between the road and the vehicle. It shoulders the load; and the economy of the industry is very much dependent on the service the tyre gives. It is not enough to have a good tyre; but it needs looking after.
The life of the tyre and its performance in terms of cost per kilometer depend on many factors, such as
(a) Care and maintenance of tyres, rims etc.
(b) Tyre load and inflation pressure.
(C) Driving habits.
(d) Mechanical condition of vehicles.
(e) Road conditions.
(f) Seasonal effect on tyre performance.
It should be remembered that the tyre fitting and removal is not “Do-it-yourself” job. Correct equipment and actual experience are essentially required for a satisfactory job.
It is important that a regular sequence of maintenance is first laid down and then checked to supervise if this is being followed by the persons responsibility for the job. Those responsible persons must be properly instructed for the work and they must be fully aware of what is exactly required from them to achieve the ultimate objective.
WHAT IS PNEUMATIC TYRE?
The pneumatic tyre is device designed to protect the tube with carries compressed air, the load carrying agent. Briefly, it is an air bag fitted to a road wheel. It consists of two main components the outer tyre and the tube both of which are mounted on a rim. This is complete assembly
forming an effective compressed air container, and the “ATR CARRIES THE LOAD”.
COMPONENTS OF PNEUMATIC TYRE