DANGER IN OLDER BUSHTRACKER VANS, TYRE AGE, HOW TO CHECK

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: DANGER IN OLDER BUSHTRACKER VANS, TYRE AGE, HOW TO CHECK Reply with quote

Hello Friends,
A Safety Tid-bit for you...

We now have Bushtrackers out there that are 13 years old.. Some of you buying second hand Bushtracker vans, should look at the tyres as they do have a "Use By" date for safety reasons...


This is the older method of stamping tyres to show the Manufacture date... Note that due to the deterioration of the rubber, tyres can start to be unsafe after six years old.. OK? It is not just tread depth if they get too old. It is not worth the risk, if you have an older date, change them out for your own good. Retire them to a friends farm or something..





Since about 2000, this is the new method of marking the Manufacture date.. This will tell you how old they are, not just looking at tread depth..
I can tell you for sure, the tread gets harder from experience after about three years, but after six years you have the liability of a possible failure.




In your best interests, regards from the Ranger....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right OH....

Here is someone that really gets good value out of his tyres... (but with disastrous results... The van is 10 years old, maybe the tyres are another two years old by the time he got them? This is well past their age..

Look, it could have been stone bruised on dirt tracks, but they lose their elasticity and lamination safety factor at some point and this can happen. I would say do not push the limits, do not go past the Manufacturers recommended age by much. This could have been a disaster.



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