Learning the Hard Way
The team at Provide Australia learnt the importance of efficient wheel management the hard way, being involved in the mining industry for many years in all facets including mine site earth moving contractors. We quickly recognised the toll that replacing tyres battered by Australia’s hard rock mine conditions was having on our bottom line, and addressed the problem as a matter of priority.
In the 90’s we began experimenting with tyre chains, using products imported from Europe. We got many more hours out of our tyres, which not only saved us dollars and reduced down time, but also enabled us to keep operating through the world-wide tyre shortage in 2004.
In 2006 and looking for a new venture we set up Tyre Chains Australia and working with a selected factory we went about designing and building our own chains, the objective to produce a range of chains that performed better and, importantly, were easier to fit and maintain.
Over the years we have made many changes to the design of our products and our wheel management services, and we now have a unique and patented product range that is recognised as a world leader.
We’ve achieved this leadership position by doing the hard yards. There’s nothing theoretical about our business model – we’ve been involved in mining operations for nearly 40 years, faced the problems miners and contractors face daily, and have come up with some world-beating solutions.
These solutions can help you to substantially increase tyre life and reduce downtime.
Why "Provide Australia"
At Provide Australia, our services have continuously grown to meet your needs. Our skilled field crews possess Cert II qualifications for OTR tyre wheel management and on-site chain and wheel works. However, our comprehensive wheel management services favored by most customers, is conducted at our Welshpool and Kalgoorlie service centers. Our qualified staff carries out rim repair, replacement, certification, tyre repairs or replacement, and chain fitting under controlled quality and safety conditions. The wheels are returned to your operation, enabling an uncomplicated wheel change without specialised trade skills, minimising downtime.
Operating under the name Provide Australia signifies that we go beyond supplying just tyre chains. We are the ultimate Australian destination for complete wheel management solutions. Beyond our diverse wheel management services, supported by service vehicles and OTR tyre handlers, we distribute Michelin Goodyear & Yokohama tyres, Marathon RL systems, and an extensive array of tyre fitting equipment. Our horizons extend beyond our primary sector; we recently introduced patented modular remote site wash bay systems & added the Easy Gripper tyre handler by Just Easy Tools to our product range.
Our mission is clear: to continuously provide cost-effective solutions to the profit-draining issues faced by the mining industry.
Elevating Chain Performance
Previously, chains were often dismissed due to the complexities of fitting and upkeep. While some still hold this view, Provide Australia has revolutionised the process.
We deliver fully assembled wheel systems, complete with rims, tyres, and chains or CTR wheels, directly to your site. The process involves a straightforward wheel change. Subsequently, damaged wheels are returned for repairs or maintenance in a controlled factory environment.
Maximising the Benefits of Tyre Chains
At Provide Australia, our chained wheels consistently offer up to three times the operational lifespan of unprotected tyres. This remarkable performance isn’t limited to brand new tyres. We’ve achieved this extended working life even with worn or damaged tyres. For instance, at an iron ore mine, we fitted badly damaged and nearly worn-out tyres to a wheeled dozer and wrapped with our tyre chains, resulting in a remarkable “bonus” lifespan of 7,000 hours. These are tyres that would typically have been discarded.
Ultimately, wheels certified and chained by Provide Australia outperform unprotected tyres, lasting up to three times longer and significantly reducing your carbon footprint by minimising waste tyre accumulation.