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Retreading: a reliable and cost-effective option

Are you looking to upgrade your tires? Replacing worn down tires is not always the best option. At Industrial Tire, we provide re-treading for many material handling and construction applications. Continue reading to discover how retreading works, and why it is a smarter and more effective option compared to purchasing new tires.

Re-treading offers numerous advantages, making it a cost-effective solution that can save you a substantial amount of money compared to purchasing new tires. Here are the top five benefits of re-treading:

  1. Better for the environment – allows the re-use of old tires instead of disposing of them in landfills.
  2. Cost effective – saves you money from purchasing new and expensive tires
  3. Extends Life of Tire – Retreading will actually give you a longer run time than a new tire can
  4. Re-treading can be applied to poly filled tires, which can save tons of money
  5. Different tread designs can be applied for correct applications

4 Stages of Retreading Process:

Stage 1: Initial Inspection – A trained technician will internally and externally examine the tire. They will specifically be looking for nails and holes using a choreography, X-ray or other testing machine. If the report shows the tire has too many problems, it can be rejected. This step is done to make sure the tire is eligible for a second or third life.

Stage 2: Buffing – After the tire passes initial inspection, it is ready for the buffing process. The tire is sent to a buffing machine where all remaining tread is removed. The buffing process prepares the casting surface for the application of a new tread.

Stage 3: Repairing – After buffing, the tire is inspected once again for any flaws or marks. The tire is then wrapped in cushion-gum that aligns with the buffed surface. This ensures the surface is smooth and ready to go.

Stage 4: Application – In the application process, rubber is applied to the buffed casing. There are different ways a tire can be retreaded. Mold Cure is a popular method. Here, the tire is placed into a rigid mold containing the new tread design and is then heated in the chamber. The heat molds and secures the tread design onto the tire.

Last not but not least, before a tire is ready for the road it must pass a final inspection test. To watch the process in action, please watch this of our team at Industrial Tire working on retreading a tire here.

Retreading tires helps save a significant amount of money, extend the tires lifetime, and is better for the environment. Our team at Industrial tire are experts when it comes to re-treading. We re-tread a wide variety of solid and pneumatic tires, and offer a range of tread options. If you are interested in learning more, or have a tire that you would like to be retreaded, please call 716-842-1700 or contact us today.