When the mining site is in the middle of nowhere most maintenance problems are fixed right on site. Tires like this one are often repaired in minutes so the haul trucks can get back on the road and continue production. When the tires can no longer be safely used on the site, they are put to use in other manners. Some filled with sand and used as corner barriers on the road. Locals will also remove the remaining tread from tires and use the rubber for brake pads on their bikes or soles for their shoes.