Alliance Tire has launched a new tire at 2020 ConExpo in Las Vegas – the Giraffe ND non-directional tire for telehandlers.
The new Galaxy Giraffe ND brings a sleek, low aspect ratio and deep, non-directional block tread pattern to Alliance Tire Americas Inc.’s telehandler tire line.
The result is an extremely high-efficiency tire that delivers outstanding performance on and off paved job sites, says Ryan Lopes, National Product Manager, Materials Handling and Solid Tires for Alliance Tire Americas.
“The Galaxy Giraffe ND is designed for 28-inch rims, though the low aspect ratio of the tire means that it easily replaces the 13.00-24 and 14.00-24 sizes we commonly see on telehandlers,” he explains. “That low aspect ratio allows us to create a lower, sturdier sidewall for extra stability, and reduces the volume of the tire, which saves money for owners who foam-fill their telehandler tires.
“The Galaxy Giraffe ND also features a very deep, non-directional tread pattern for excellent traction as the telehandler travels in both forward and reverse,” Lopes adds. “The open shoulders provide a strong biting edge while also enhancing the self-cleaning ability of the tire in dirt and mud, while the massive center blocks add driveability on pavement and durability wherever the tire is in use.”
Lopes adds that the Giraffe ND also features a heat-resistant compound to reduce temperature build-up under heavy loads and long days on the job.