Alliance Tire Americas unveils Alliance 585 backhoe/loader tire, a new multi-surface tire that employs a unique block-lug hybrid design and steel-belted construction to deliver higher performance and longer service life than bias-ply tires.
“Cost-per-hour analyses conducted in the field with a variety of tire brands indicate that the cost of ownership of radials can be one-third that of bias-ply tires due to the extended service life they provide,” says Ryan Lopes, Alliance Tire Americas’ National Product Manager for Materials Handling and Solid Tires. “We are pricing the Alliance 585 radial and aligning our other radial tires more on a level with our competitors bias tires, resulting in a compelling business case for construction professionals to access radial technology for backhoes and loaders that was previously out of reach.”
ATA is introducing its Alliance 585 radial in the popular 340/80R18, 400/70R18, 400/70R20, 400/80R24, 460/70R24 and 500/70R24 sizes, and five more sizes are in development.
“The tire is designed to deliver a low-scrub, long-wearing ride on hard surfaces and excellent grip and self-cleaning on loose soils,” Lopes says. “The heat-dissipating properties of the Alliance 585 make it especially suited to backhoes that shuttle back and forth over distances of more than 1,000 yards or that travel a significant number of road miles.”
The radial construction of the Alliance 585 ensures a long, rectangular footprint that puts more of the tire’s unique block-lug pattern—and more horsepower—in direct contact with the ground. The results include better traction, less slip, higher fuel efficiency, lower heat buildup and better ride quality.