Grooving Industrial Tires

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Professor Marvel

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How hard is it to groove Industrial Tires?

What tools, how wide, how deep, unit of measure?

Assuming this will not decrease the life of the tire?

Might be a good summer project as a proactive measure.

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Yooper Dave

Is that the same as siping?
 
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TractorTYMe

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Is that the same as siping?
No, grooving tires is a little bit more intrusive.

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Is grooving better than siping? What is used to sipe(sp?) a tire? Jon
 
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Is grooving better than siping? What is used to sipe(sp?) a tire? Jon
Siping is just cutting a line. Grooving cuts a small trench & actually removes rubber. Siping doesn't remove any rubber. Its suppose to let the tread flex a bit more & give more corners to dig in. Sipes are OEM on a lot of road tires these days. Basically a industrial razor blade or knife for siping. Grooving uses a U shaped chisel or heated U shaped knife.
 
 
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