Gloucestershire, UK -Â A UK childrens' theme park based around JCB-brand earthmovers has selected Airboss segmented tyres for its diggers. The theme park -Â Diggerland in Kent - is to replace its pneumatic tyres with AirBoss segmented tyres.
A trial, which began in June, has delivered extremely positive results and led to significant cost savings for the Kent-based park, said Airboss. Reports, produced by Diggerland, have shown that since fitting the AirBoss tyre system punctures and 'down-time' have been virtually eliminated, with a 100% reduction reported in the first two months of the trial. During the same period, standard pneumatic tyres have produced numerous punctures, leading to downtime, replacement tyre costs and lost revenue.
Diggerland Kent's general manager, Andy Garrott comments, â€œI've been extremely impressed with the reliability of the AirBoss tyre system. Our machines create extreme strain on [their tyres] and we've found that conventional tyres just aren't up to the job, meaning we're constantly taking rides out of action to replace tyres. AirBoss tyres mean that's no longer a problem, plus if and when the segments need to be repaired it can be done in minutes. I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship between AirBoss and Diggerland.â€
The tyres have been fitted to the 'JCB Robot' ride, a skid steer vehicle, controlled via joysticks. The control system places the tyres under extreme pressure and provides a thorough test of performance and durability.
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Press release from Hytex Airboss
Website of Diggerland