Compaction Wheel Rotation Tip


One of the best things you can do to extend the life of your compaction wheels and gain some free compaction efficiency is to periodically rotate the landfill compactor’s wheels.  Rotated wheels wear evenly, compact better, maintain much needed traction throughout the wheel life cycle longer and can provide up to an additional 1,500 hours of cleat wear life.

A good rule of thumb is to plan on rotating the wheels once a year or every 2,000 hours.  If you start to realize a noticeable wear difference between the front and rear wheels prior to the 2,000 hour interval,  it may be time to pull out that T-Square once again.  If you find the rear wheels on average are a .25 ” lower in height in comparison to the front wheels, rotate the wheels.

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