We’ve discussed multiple times the use of carbon fibers in the auto industry and other similar areas, where there needs to be excellent quality in the tires but also other areas of the vehicle like the bumpers.
What we haven’t talked about, is the use of carbon fibers in the vehicles used on construction and deconstruction sites. Good examples include your trucks, excavators, bulldozers etc. The thing is, in many cases you will have these heavy machinery vehicles use metal braces at the bottom, similar to what tanks use. But in most cases, the average vehicle has tires strapped on to it, which makes it more vulnerable to a very harsh ground, such as the one that exists on a deconstruction site. I mean, when trying to strip a building off its most important parts so it can be considered ready for demolition, there can be many nails lying around that will poke through your tires.
I believe the deconstruction company Atlanta Demolition Services has said it the best. “If you cheap out on your heavy equipment vehicles, most likely will need to pay twice as much every week to get it towed and repaired.” The point being of course, that many times we are short thinkers and don’t think long term. A fiber tire that may cost you small fortune now, will more than pay for it self over time. But if you decide that you want to start small and just work with your regular rubber tires, then you may end up paying more. There are a lot of financing options when selecting the tires of the construction vehicles. So you don’t need to necessarily cough up a big chunk of change if you don’t want to. Make small monthly payments…but make sure those payments are to be worth it for a long long time. Not only do you spend a lot of money for the towing companies to come pick up the flat excavator, but also you lose a lot of time that could be used in your demolition (and thus decreasing your profits.)