Truck tires are built for off-road toughness and on-road handling. These tires come with off-shoulder tread block design that offers a lot of traction in deep snow and mud. These are built for all-season performance. Loader Tires, on the other hand, are heavy duty tires that are used to ferry construction equipment like excavators, earthmovers, and more. It is important that the loader tires enjoy a proper grip on the ground during operations. Let us understand the basic differences between truck tires and loader tires.
Types of Tires
Where truck tires are available in a wide range depending on vehicle, size, brand, and types, loader tires are of two types- Radial and Bias.
Truck tires are bought on the basis of region’s climate. These tires come with improved noise capabilities, ride, and handling over all-terrain, off-road, or mud tires. Depending on driving and road conditions, appropriate tires can be chosen.
The side walls of Bias Loader tires are sturdy and quite thick which can cope up with extreme working conditions. These tires are designed using several layers of materials stuck together to impart necessary strength and form a strong shell. Conversely, radial loader tires impart the vehicle with better traction on the ground. It not only imparts the benefit of fuel economy, but also ensures better control in high speed.
Use of Tires
Loader tires are primarily used in storage yards, factories, harbors, airports, and other places where material needs to be constantly moved and snow needs to be constantly removed. This is because these tires give more traction on ice and snow. Moreover, these tires are quite durable. Truck tires are used in municipal and commercial gleet operatives. These all-weather and all-season tires can carry material on roads, highways and within the city. The tires need to be well-balanced and if one tire is heavier than the other one, it can result in vibrations when driving at a high speed.
Cost of Tires
The cost of loader truck tires is slightly higher than truck tires. It majorly depends on the purpose served by the trucks and need more strength and traction on the ground.