April 1, 2008
Increasing awareness of safety issues in the operation of large earthmoving equipment is boosting demand for flatproofing, says tire fill manufacturer Arnco.
"Flatproofing is profitable in eliminating flats and costly downtime, but it takes on greater value by adding ballast and protecting equipment operators and nearby workers," says Bob Giasson, Arnco's director of marketing.
Operator safety is a particular concern among operators of ground support equipment and telescopic boom cranes, say Arnco officials.
"Flatproofing makes equipment more stable," they note.