Before assigning tires to any equipment we will first need to tell the system how many axles the equipment has. To do this, edit the equipment and click the Tires category on the right hand side.
The very first value on the top left will be the axle count. You can also specify tire sizes and pressure.
On the top right you can check the Duals box to add 2 additional tires on the axle.
Once this has been competed we will need to assign individual tires to the equipment.
On the Edit Equipment screen you can check the box 'Show Tire Assignment screen on save' on the bottom left and then click the blue Save button. This will pop-up the Tire Assignment window. The Tire Assignment screen may also be accessed from the main menu by clicking the Action button for the equipment and choosing More | Assign Tires.
Tire Assignment Screen
This screen will allow you to mount/dismount tires and record tire history for Inspections, Plugs, Retreads, etc.
Tires are treated as separate entities from parts inventory items and equipment. They're separate assets, capable of being mounted on different equipment yet carrying accumulated use and costs with them individually.
The "Tire Layout" panel will display the tire configuration that was entered on the "Add New Equipment" screen.
Available tires from the Tire Inventory are listed in the right panel. The Purchase Date, Serial Number, Brand, Model, and Size for each tire are listed.
Light gray boxes mean no tire is currently assigned to that mount location. Black boxes mean a tire is currently assigned to that mount point. Placing your mouse over a black box mount point will give a pop-up tip that displays information about the currently mounted tire.
To mount a tire you can simply drag and drop the tires into position from the list on the right hand side to the tire mount locations on the left hand side to make an assignment.
You can also highlight a tire on the right hand side. Then right click a light gray mount point and choose the Mount option.
Doing so will present an Add Tire History pop-up.
You can record the current meter reading of the unit and depth/pressure, and any mounting costs (these are separate from the tire purchase cost).
Using the mouse, right click on the black tire hub you wish dismount the tire from, and select the "Dismount" option. The "Add to Tire History" screen will be displayed.
The history screen pop-up will allow you to enter the following optional information: Cost Center, Cost, Comments, Date, Meter, Tread, and Pressure.
Once all of the information has been entered, click the "Save" button. The tire hub will turn gray, indicating that the tire has been dismounted.
Press Save on the bottom when all other actions are complete.
Additional Tire Actions
Right click a tire mount point to perform other actions such as an Inspection, Scrap, or even a Custom action (choosing custom allows you to choose any name for the action).
All actions performed can be viewed in the "Description of Actions" box on the bottom of the screen.
The "Reset" button located on the bottom left of the screen will undo all changes made since the screen loaded.
Any actions performed can be saved by clicking the "Save" button. Clicking the "Cancel" button will display a confirmation message. Click "Yes" to cancel any changes made, or click "No" to continue making changes.
Work Orders (Shop Edition only)
The Shop Edition allows the "Tire Assignment" screen to be accessed from the "Add Maintenance Task" screen when creating/editing a work order. By going through this screen, all actions performed will automatically be populated onto a work order. Mounting/Dismounting services will be recorded as parts, with the total cost being equal to the amount entered on the "Add Tire History" screen.
For all other services, you must select an employee/vendor from the "Labor Details" group. Once an employee/vendor has been chosen, you must enter the labor rate and hours information to get a total cost. This total cost will be split among the remaining tire services and added to their respective tire history records. The work performed will then be populated onto the work order as a single labor cost.
Note: The "New Maintenance Task" on the screen must have the word "Tire" or "Tyre" in it, or the "Assign Tires" button will not be shown. In the example below the task name is 'Tire Rotation' which matches the criteria.