Stopping The Sale Of Used Tires
The business of selling used tires carries with it both legal and ethical ramifications. Rather than participating in tire recycling, some tire dealers release used products back to consumers that are not thoroughly inspected. These tires, although less expensive, pose a serious risk to drivers, passengers, and others sharing the roadways.
This year, several states are considering legislation that prohibits the reselling of poor quality used tires for consumer use. Progressive legislation such as this would have a positive impact on safety across our country.
It would also have a positive impact on the used tire recycling industry. Tire dealers, service repair centers, and tire recyclers would all need to prepare for an influx of used commodity. But, the end result would mean safer driving conditions, fewer tires in the landfill, and beneficial tire-based products for use in our communities.
Space and health hazards are concerns for those trying to store enough tires to take to a tire recycling facility. Not only do piles of used tires take away from valuable storage or work space, they pose health risks by harboring vermin, mosquitoes, and disease.
Space is not only a problem in storage facilities, it is also cost prohibitive when hauling the tires. Used tires in their original shape and not compacted, take up nearly 67% more space than those that are baled prior to hauling. Hauling used tires this way is a waste of time, money, and adds to the already large carbon footprint created by unnecessary hauling.
Your Tire Recycling Solution
Harmony Enterprises has the solution to the problems with storing and hauling of used tires for recycling. Harmony’s solution to help you manage bulky scrap tire waste is Compactyre.
Compactyre is a patented, hydraulically driven tire compactor that takes a full-sized tire and compresses it into 1/3 the size. As part of the process, the tire is also punctured in four places and fastened with four metal staples, rendering it unusable.
This helps to eliminate potential liability for you and ensure that tire re-sellers cannot sell the unsafe tire to consumers.
Compactyre is designed for compacting all passenger, light truck and SUV tires.
Compactyre has a “footprint” of just 45” x 34” and a maximum operating height of 91”, so it will take up very little room in you facility. It is powered by a standard 115/230 VAC single phase circuit, and uses an energy efficient 2 horsepower motor, and whisper quiet hydraulics with a long-life cylinder, to keep operating costs low.
Its vertical design and easy-open, counter-balanced door, makes Compactyre simple to operate. Cycle time for a complete operation is just 15 seconds. Compactyre meets all ANSI and OSHA safety standards. The control panel is UL® Approved and safety interlock circuitry prevents operation when the door is open.
Harmony Enterprises is proud to offer like-new, demo quality units at an astounding value of $2499.00 – that’s a 75% discount from retail price, for a limited time only. Make sure you are ready for the impact of used tire laws in your area. Call our helpful sales staff at (507) 886-6666 to learn more about this innovative solution to used tire waste today!