With their rocky and uneven surfaces and rough terrain, mines are a real challenge for the machines operating in this sector and above all for the tires fitted to them.
Replacing a tire due to damage or other problems would mean not only new investment, but would also impact on productivity.
That is why BKT Tires paid particular attention in developing tires suitable for this type of application, studying them closely in minute detail.
In response to market demand, BKT has launched a Giant version of EARTHMAX SR 46 for rigid dump trucks operating at mines, dams and large worksites. This solution is available in the largest size which BKT has ever made: 33.00 R 51. With a diameter of over three meters, this tire weighs 2,400 kg.
EARTHMAX SR 46 is fitted to rigid dump trucks which operate in rocky environments such as mines. Specifically designed to transport heavy loads, this tire guarantees a high level of resistance to cuts thanks to its casing with a steel belt. Thanks to the specific design of the tread with blocks and grooving on the circumference, it guarantees reduced damage to the surface of the product and improved performance on bends.
The addition of a new Giant size is a strategic choice for BKT, since it makes it possible to satisfy the needs dictated by new trends in the sector.