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Mining Tyres – Don’t be the Victim of a Tyre Blowout…

Queensland mines have had their fair share of mining tyres blowing out, some causing death and other causing serious injury and damage. According to an article in the Daily Mercury 25 tyre blowouts have occurred in Queensland mines in the past two years.

The outcomes of a mining tyres blowing out…

The Newlands mine in Queensland is said to have a sign in their workshop that says “an exploding tyre can send a bowling ball 9 kilometres”, now can you imagine what this would do to you if you were standing right next to it or working on the tyre when this happened?

Tyre bursts of any size can be extremely dangerous, driving down the road you can lose all control of the vehicle or you could be killed working on a mining tyre. The force of the air pressure being released from a large mining tyre can send nearby objects flying in al directions. It’s almost like a shrapnel bomb going off. A lot of the time when these tyres explode they tend to do so while in use so most of the time the driver is safe in the cabin, but people nearby can be in serious trouble.

The importance of fleet inspections…

All vehicles need to be checked on a regular basis for any signs of wear, slices, cuts, punctures or other signs of damage. Working in such harsh conditions such as the extreme heat and rugged terrain of Queensland mines. It is recommended that you have your vehicles tyres checked every 2 weeks for an damage to the sidewall or any signs of rapid tread wear.

To find out the best way to check and protect your tyres come down to our Darra workshop, call us on (07) 3333 5510 or you can even enquire online and Kevin Wood or one of the team will get back to you within one working day.

Keeping your family and fleet safely on the road for over 30 years.


Kevin Wood

Mining Tyres & OTR Truck Tyres from Darra Tyres Brisbane

There has been talk of a shortage of mining tyres in Australia due to China’s insatiable demand for Australian commodities.

The addition of new trucks for the mines and replacing tyres on these trucks to keep up the demand from China has caused a gap in the supply of tyres for mining and OTR vehicles.

How we are adjusting to look after your vehicles needs…

We have been actively looking for new suppliers and ways to bring our customers the products they need on time so they can get the job done. We understand how costly downtime is for a million dollar truck to just be sitting in the yard. Remote mining towns in Queensland can now order the tyres they need for their mining and OTR vehicles and we will do the rest.

What information do we need to get the right mining tyres or OTR truck tyres for you?

We understand how harsh the working conditions are in the mining towns across Australia so we know that you need good quality tyres to get the job done. To get the right tyres for your vehicle we will need to know:

  • Make of the vehicle
  • Model of the vehicle
  • Year
  • Application of the vehicle
  • Terrain and working environment
  • Average speed of the vehicle
  • Average distance travelled

Why do you need to know this?

Each application and vehicle will need a different tyre. So it is imperative that we get the correct tyre for the right vehicle, working environment and application.

How will I get my tyres to the job site?

When we know what kind of tyres you require we will find the most cost effective solution to deliver them to you as quick as possible. We can give you a no obligation free quote which will include the freight or shipping of the product to your desired location.

To find out more Contact Us, you can come down to 5 Station Ave Darra, call or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!