Continental is show its specialist mining tyres at Electra Mining Africa 2016, held 12 – 16 September at Expo Centre Nasrec in Johannesburg. As well as a range of light, heavy and special application belts, mining tyres on-show include: the UnderGroundMaster, DrillMaster, ScoopMaster and EarthMoverMaster. Not only will these tyres be shown for the first time in Africa, but they are also being previewed ahead of their official launch at the MINExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas, USA, from 26-28 September.
The UnderGroundMaster is an L3-tread tyre designed for shuttle cars and face haulers in coal mines. It has a V-ply construction for less movement of material, and thus less rolling resistance, and reinforced sidewalls with high stability.
The DrillMaster also uses a V-ply construction for less movement of material, with strong sidewalls and high stability. The L4 deep tread is ideal for drill rigs and service vehicles in belowground environments.
The ScoopMaster is said to be ideal for load, haul, and dump vehicles. It has an L5S extra-deep tread that is suitable for the harshest underground conditions, with maximum resistance to cuts and penetrations. Its smooth tread provides the best traction and wear.
The EarthMoverMaster is described as an E4/L4 deep tread tyre designed for articulated dump trucks, loaders and dozers. It features a steel radial carcass and belt package for cut and impact resistance. It achieves high traction in all directions. E3/L3 treads will be available at a future date.
Completing the display will be a range of fluid hoses and power transmission products. The hose portfolio will include the company’s Goldschlange, Aquapal, Trix Rotstrahl, Unitrix, Allcrete and Ultimate products.
“As Southern Africa’s largest mining, industry and electric trade show, Electra Mining Africa is a valuable opportunity to connect with customers across the conveyor belting, industrial hose and heavy automotive markets,” explains Paul van Zyl, marketing and sales administration manager, ContiTech South Africa. The tradeshow is expected to top its 34,000 attendance of two years ago. “We are looking forward to many fruitful and inspiring talks in September”, van Zyl added.