What are the other benefits of reducing haul road rolling resistance?
A secondary benefit of better-quality haul roads with lower rolling resistance is improved tyre life. Haul truck tyres last much longer when roads are smooth and free of potholes and debris. Truck tyres have a sizable ecological footprint, from their manufacturing process to their inevitable dumping or recycling. The longer the tyre lifespan, the better the outcome for the environment and the tyre budget.
Other benefits to achieving reduced rolling resistance include quicker haul cycle times, increased productivity and a reduction in production costs per tonne.
Even mines with electric haul fleets benefit from having smoother haul roads as reduced rolling resistance results in reduced power requirements for charging batteries in addition to improved tyre life and quicker haul cycles.
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