Alliance Tire Americas launched a rugged, new line of Galaxy brand radial off-the-road (OTR) tires at Waste Expo in Las Vegas.
Built for the special demands placed on loaders, dozers, backhoes, foklifts, articulated dump trucks, and graders, the Galaxy radial OTR line features all-steel radial construction for puncture resistance and reduced heat buildup, as well as special compound for longer service life, according to Brian Sheehey, Vice President of Marketing for ATA. The result is a line of tires that deliver outstanding performance and a lower total cost of ownership.
Because their flexible sidewalls create a larger, more even footprint, radial tires deliver a wide range of benefits on heavy equipment, Sheehey notes.
“The larger footprint of a radial tire puts more of the tread in contact with the ground, which transfers more horsepower,” he explains. “We get more traction and better flotation with that larger footprint. We also see more even wear across the tread surface, which allows the Galaxy radials to last longer than bias-ply tires, which tend to crown in the middle.
The Galaxy radial OTR launch kicked off with four tread patterns in a total of 12 popular sizes. The new tires include:
* LDSR 300, a loader/dozer tire with an S-shaped tread pattern, available in 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25 and 26.5R25 size.
* HTSR 400, with a long-wearing array of bulky block lugs for articulated dump trucks, manufactured in 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25.
* MGSR 200, an S-pattern grader tire released in 14.00R24 and 17.5R25 sizes.
* Yardmaster Radial, a radial version of the popular Galaxy design with massive lugs and high rubber-to-void ratio for forklifts, in 10.00R20, 12.00R20 and 12.00R24.
The next phase of releases will include all-steel radials purpose-built for rigid dump trucks, forklifts, and container movers.
The new Galaxy radial OTR line is now available through Galaxy dealers, and is stockpiled in Alliance Tire Americas’ warehouses across the U.S.