The Sidewall Cutter is our latest high-quality machine which once again, has been designed in-house for the purpose of providing a simple and safe solution to sidewall cutting.
The Gradeall Sidewall Cutter deals with a wide range of tires from small 12″ city car tire, up to large Truck Tires.
How it works:
Whole tires are brought to the Sidewall Cutter machine which then picks them up, cuts the sidewalls using a tool steel grade cutting blade, and deposits the cut tire back onto the ground. After this process, you are left with two sidewalls and one tread section.
With safety guards built into the machine, it has been designed with the safety of the operator 100% in mind, preventing any accidental injury during operation. In addition, as a result of there being no need to lift these potentially heavy tires, the risk of back injury is minimal. A control system that requires the user to use two hands behind the guards means the operator is standing safely out of the way while operating the machine. For and added layer of safety the Sidewall cutter is equipped with 3 Emergency stop buttons.
Benefits of sidewall cutting
The key benefit of cutting the tire sidewalls is that it enables further processing of the tire: with the tire bead now effectively isolated, the shredding process becomes much easier. This is because the bead section contains a thick steel belt which causes undue wear on most shredders. With the sidewall removed the tread section can be shredded with ease.
In addition, because the inner tire area (ie the tread section) is much easier to compress once the sidewall has been removed, even large truck tires can be easily baled in a MKII Tire Baler. This means there is less need for a separate baler for large tires.
With regard to the environment, there are enormous benefits also, most significantly in the area of water retention. And here’s why: water retention within tires presents a breeding ground for mosquitos in warmer climates. Thus, tires that have no sidewalls are unable to retain water which prevents this breeding process.
Finally, the sidewalls themselves can be baled along with tires, or as an alternative, sold to farmers as retainers for plastic silage covers.
The Tread cutter is a bolt-on option which is an excellent upgrade to the sidewall cutter. After cutting the sidewalls the Tread cutter allows you to cut up the remaining tread section into smaller pieces. While handy on smaller tires the main advantage here is for larger truck and agricultural tiyres. Cutting the tread sections allows the large pieces of tires to be stored or baled much easier. The image below shows a number of super single truck tires that have been through both the sidewall cutter and tread cutter.
|Model||Tire Sidewall Cutter|
|Width - Standard Machine (Inches)||81|
|Width - with Tread Cutter (Inches)||118|
|Power supply||415v 3 Phase|
|Motor Size (Kw)||7.5|
|Cycle time per sidewall (Seconds)||7-12|
|Cycle time full tyre (Seconds)||45-120|
|Machine weight (Lbs)||1875|
|Noise Level (dB)||65-70|