Advantage PressurePro, developer and marketers of the PressurePro Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, last year announced the release of their Industrial TPM System. Soon after the announcement, a tire shortage, mixed with a surge of demand for raw material, put much of the heavy duty market in need of a tool that could help them keep their tires rolling. In stepped PressurePro. To date, several mines and heavy duty equipment fleets worldwide have chosen PressurePro to monitor their vehicles’ tires. These fleets have since been recognizing substantial savings attributed to the information provided by PressurePro which allows them to extend tire life and decrease downtime.

Barrick Gold of Australia, entity of the gold mining elite Barrick family, has been using the PressurePro TPM System since November of 2007 in its Osborn, Queensland and Western Australia locations on their CAT AD 55 Dump Trucks. “The product has been found to be accurate, durable and easy to install, with no special tools required,” says Dave Pafflin, representative for Barrick. “Unlike any manual system, it operates 24/7 and while the vehicle is moving. Drivers have been alerted to under-inflated tyres, thereby saving both tyres and downtime.”

“When PressurePro first began distribution to the heavy duty market, a large proportion of entities realizing and reaping the benefits of tire pressure monitoring were mining companies,” states Phillip Zaroor, PressurePro’s president and CEO. “With the looming shortage of heavy duty tires however, we quickly saw many other types of heavy duty fleets such as concrete, trash and hauling to name a few, want to implement our technology.”

An example of this implementation is Elmore Sand and Gravel of Elmore, Alabama. On a fleet of eight trucks, Elmore was averaging one $6,000 replacement tire per month due to damage caused by improper inflation alone. Since installation of the PressurePro units in June of 2007, which represented a total investment of $6,500, problems due to low pressure have ceased and the yearly savings are estimated at nearly $72,000.00.