Why are tires made of rubber?

Answer Rubber tires are a common sight on most wheeled vehicles today. While trains and tracked vehicles often omit rubber coverings on their wheels, free-driven craft benefit from the traction, flexibili... Read More »

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How is mulch made from rubber tires?

In recent years, rubber mulch has become a popular landscaping alternative. Rubber mulch is a safe, long-lasting alternative to traditional mulch and it has the benefit of helping the environment b... Read More »

What kind of rubber are tires made of?

The rubber that is used to make vehicle tires is a combination of natural rubber and a synthetic rubber. The natural rubber is a rubber that comes from trees, while synthetic rubber is man-made. T... Read More »

How to Cut Rubber Tires From Rims?

A blown tire means that the sidewalls or tread have ripped off the vehicle while driving. Typically, the end result is that the rim is left with the tire's bead still attached but nothing left of t... Read More »

Is it possible to put rubber traction tires on locomotives?

Solid rubber tyres are a good idea on model trains, as it increases the traction, given the relatively light weight of a model. On full sized locomotives they wouldn't last more than a couple of mi... Read More »