BKT Tires, an off-highway tire manufacturer presents its newest winter tire line-up for OTR and industrial applications. The company says it developed tire solutions that are not only conceived for tackling muddy or snowy surfaces, but also for providing top performance in normal conditions on dry terrain – satisfying the differing technical requirements according to surface and condition. Both tread and compound have been designed for keeping tire features unchanged even at low temperatures, and for providing traction and grip on wet, snowy, or slippery terrain.
BKT has taken into account all these aspects when developing its winter ranges Earthmax SR 22, Snow Trac and Earthmax SR 42 for OTR applications as well as Earthmax SR 33 and Ridemax IT 696 for the industrial sector. All these solutions distinguish by maximum grip, optimum braking response in any condition, safety, handling, riding comfort, resistance and durability.
Winter tires for OTR applications
Earthmax SR 22 (G-2/L-2) is an All Steel radial tire specifically designed for graders and loaders operating in extreme winter conditions on ice or snow. This tire features excellent traction and extraordinary stability thanks to its large, non-directional tread design, which also ensure utmost safety and increased grip on wet surfaces or snow. Presently available on the markets are three sizes: 14.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25 and 20.5 R 25.
Snow Trac is perfect for skid steers operating in road applications at the hardest winter conditions. It is an ideal tire for operations on snow or ice thanks to the special tread design that eliminates the risk of slippage providing at the same time optimum driving comfort to the operator. This tire is extremely durable and resistant against cuts and chips. It is available on the market in six sizes: 16.9 – 24, 18.4 – 24, 15.5 – 25, 17.5 – 25, 20.5 – 25 and 23.5 – 25.
Earthmax SR 42 is specifically developed for haul trains in mining or heavy logging applications. Its tread compound has been specially engineered to provide particular resistance against cuts and wear, and to ensure safety at extremely low temperatures. Besides, the tread design ensures a high level of traction, excellent braking response and cornering even on terrain covered by ice and snow. The tire is available on the market in size 14.00 R 25
Winter tires for industrial applications
Designed for universal vehicles, Earthmax SR 33 has a characteristic block pattern providing superior traction on any surface, including ice and snow. In addition, it boasts with excellent self-cleaning features and stability ensuring a longer service life and increased resistance against chips and punctures. The tire is available on the market in size 395/85 R 20.
Ridemax IT 696 provides the necessary grip on the road even in the harshest climate. Excellent self-cleaning properties and low rolling resistance complete the product profile – ideal features for transport and municipality/maintenance applications. This tire is available in many sizes: 340/80 R 18, 300/80 R 24, 340/80 R 24, 400/80 R 24, 400/80 R 2, 440/80 R 28, 440/80 R 30, 480/80 R 30, 440/80 R 34, 480/80 R 34 and 480/80 R 38.