Nokian Tires‘ Armor Gard 2 Excavator Tire can now be fitted o a wider variety of excavators, thanks to its new 11.00-20 size.
The focus of the tire’s product development was in the demands of excavation work in an urban environment: improving the stability and safety of the tire as well as ensuring a long tire life even on long-distance highway transits.
Now in two sizes
Nokian Armor Gard 2 was originally released in one size, 10.00-20. The new 11.00-20 size enables even more contractors to improve their excavator’s properties both on site and in transit.
The demands set for the development were met with flying colors. “Nokian Armor Gard 2 has 25 % more vertical rigidity than its predecessor”, says Eva-Leena Varpe, Product Manager for Nokian Tyres Off-The-Road (OTR) tires. “This gives more stability for excavation work, enabling better accuracy, which is crucial when working in densely populated areas”
The roads tend to be paved in the city excavation sites as well as in the transits between them. That can cause premature wear on excavator tires. Nokian Armor Gard 2 is prepared for this challenge as well. “The wide tread enables lower surface pressure, which means the tire wears out slower”, Varpe explains. “Compared to the previous model, we also added 12 % more rubber to the tread, so there is plenty of it to wear out.”