The Eagle Punch Cutter II is portable and designed to split OTR tires into two halves, cutting through the center of the tread. The Punch Cutter can handle a range of tire sizes, from a rim size of 39 inches and a tread width of 37 inches up to and including a 13 foot diameter OTR tire. In addition to manual use, the Eagle Punch Cutter can now be programmed to operate automatically and split an OTR tire without an operator. The tires are loaded onto the Eagle Punch Cutter II. The machine cuts 5 inch sections at a time (7 inch blade) the tire turns on the turn table cuts the OTR tires into the two halves; once these 12 and 13 foot tires have been cut into two halves, the Titan II can cut them into smaller sections. On a 12 or 13 foot tire the punch cutter can split a tire in approximately 10-12 minutes.
The Eagle Punch Cutter is an important part of the process because of the thickness of the rubber in the shoulder of some OTR tires (70/70/57’s) is 14" of solid rubber, and also because of the width of their tread.