Pete’s Tire Barns will be hosting a photo opportunity event with the World’s Largest Tire this coming Sunday, November 6th, from 10 AM – 3 PM
Anyone who wishes to have their picture taken with the tire will receive a photo to take with them and the first 150 kids to arrive will receive a free Bridgestone hat or T-shirt! Refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. In addition to this event, attendees will have the chance to enter their name into a drawing to win a BKT Tire Football signed by New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich.
The event is being held at Pete’s Tire Barns corporate headquarters at 275 East Main Street in Orange, Massachusetts
Pete’s Tire Barns recently acquired a Firestone 70/70-57 Super Rock Grip loader tire, the world’s largest working tire! The tire, which was featured on History Channel’s Modern Marvels was designed specifically for the LeTourneau L-2350 Loader, a mining machine which is designed to center-load haul trucks with capacities of up to 400 tons and provides an operating payload of 160,000 pounds, a 24-foot dump clearance and an 11.5-foot reach.
Each tire weighs a staggering 15,000 lbs (equivalent to a school bus) and stands over 13 feet tall. The retail price for the tire is approximately $167,000.
The tire consists of 48 plies of rubber (enough to cover an Olympic-sized swimming pool) and takes approximately 40 people and 88 hours to build using a combination of advance technology and old-fashioned hand-craftsmanship. The beads are constructed with 640lbs of steel which would equal about 20 miles when completely laid out.
Delivery of the tire was no small feat – Ranco Transportation Services from Orange MA transported the tire across several states, having to secure several special permits in advance to get it here and the tire required the use of crane trucks to load and unload.
The tire as it is currently on display at 275 East Main Street in Orange on the front lawn near the Jones Street entrance. Pete’s Tire welcomes the public to stop by to take photos.
When you’re getting your trailer ready, your tires are an integral part of this process. Knowing important details about your tires can help keep you moving. The sidewall of your tire contains all the important information about it. Watch this next video in our series on Trailer Tire Tips to learn how to get important information from your tire sidewall.
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Pete’s Tire Barns Hosts Indy Car Event to support Joan’s Pantry.
West Chesterfield, NH: Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc, recently held a food drive for Joan’s Pantry in West Chesterfield, NH with an open house and Indy Car demonstration on Friday August 8, 2014. The purpose of this drive was to collect much needed food for use by families in West Chesterfield and the surrounding communities. Pete’s Tire Barns was able to work with Alliance Tire and the local community to collect an entire pickup bed full of food. This included cases of canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, baby food and more. Joan’s Pantry told Pete’s Tire Barns this was the largest single donation of food they had received. Hundreds of people came out to support the food pantry and to see the indy care demonstration and to win. Pete’s Tire Barns wanted this event to be such big success for the food pantry that they rewarded one lucky person who donated to the food pantry an Apple Ipod Nano and Itunes gift card. Hundreds of cans of food were collected and Pete’s Tire Barns was proud to deliver all of the great food donations to Joan’s Pantry.
From left to right Pete’s Tire Barns Marketing Associate Micheal Greenough, Joan of Joan’s Food Pantry
Photograph courtesy of Robin Turilli
About Pete’s Tire Barns: Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc, headquartered in Orange, MA, has grown to one of the largest independent commercial tire dealerships in the country. Pete’s currently operates 19 full-service locations in New England, a brand new state-of-the art Distribution Center, and 2 Bandag retread facilities. The company employs in excess of 200 people, and operates a fleet of over 130 service and delivery vehicles. In 2013, Pete’s Tire Barns celebrated their 45th year in business and has consistently been recognized by both Modern Tire Dealer and Tire Business magazines as a leader in the industry.