August 2001
Volume 53    Issue 8

Statistical correlation of off-highway tire failures with openpit haulage routes

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 8, pp. 25-30
Knights, P.F.; Boerner, A.L.

The costs of operating a truck haulage fleet typically accounts for between 30% and 55% of the total open-pit mining costs. The three major components of haulage costs are operator salaries (20% to 30%, including overheads), fuel costs (18% to 22%) and tire costs (18% to 22%). Depending on the model, off-highway tires cost between US$14,000 and US$18,000 each. Hence, it is essential to maximize the operating life of each tire.

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