TIA's OTR Tire and Rim Weight Charts were released in February 2019 at the Off-the-Road Tire Conference at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa in Tampa, Fla. The Charts include the average and maximum weights for more than 500 bias and radial tires as well as the average and maximum weights for over 100 different rims and wheels. TIA debuted the charts during a live Earthmover Tire Service (ETS) training demonstration to show how technicians can use them in the field to determine safe tire handling procedures.
TIA collected data from multiple tire/wheel manufacturers and used thousands of data points to determine the average and maximum weights. The OTR Tire and Rim Weight Chart includes the maximum assembly weight so technicians can determine the approximate weight for the tire with and without the rim. The OTR Rim and Wheel Weight Chart also includes the average and maximum weights for rim components. On larger assemblies, the individual rim components can weigh 100 pounds or more, which creates additional risk for the technician when they don’t know how much it weighs. All of the weights are listed in pounds and kilograms so they have global appeal.