What are the Signs it’s Time for Tire Grinding?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, and result in the following changes:





  • Chattering or vibrational noises
  • Pitting
  • Spalling
  • Rolled over edges
  • Timing marks
  • Ridges
  • Taper wear
  • Washboarding

The characteristics mentioned above can cause the weight of the drum to be unevenly distributed, which in turn, can affect other drum components. Premature equipment failure can then result, and lead to serious operational downtime.

Tire grinding is an effective solution to restore the face of these load-bearing surfaces, and is also a more economically viable alternative to replacement. The process works by grinding down the tire surface to a smooth, like-new condition.

FEECO’s Customer Service Engineers are highly experienced in refurbishing these trunnion and tire surfaces, and can travel directly to your facility to perform the grinding. For more information on tire grinding, contact us today!

About the Author . . .

Jenny Seim is a technical writer and service specialist.

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