Terex Uses ATC Tyres in Europe
American Tire Corporation (ATC) has announced that its Colorado brand OTR tyres “have officially approved in Europe” and are current being used on a number of Terex mining trucks. According to the company, ATC-made Colorado brand OTR tyres “have been well approved in Europe after two-year field service…The trial tyres normally perform more than 10 months up to one year over bad road conditions.” ATC has reportedly been shipping “many giant Colorado OTR tyres to Europe for field operations with a number of Terex mining trucks,” since 2007.
While ATC does not specify exactly where the trial has been conducted, the company did detail the tyre’s European test regime. The unnamed site’s one-way distance is three kilometres. Air temperature is between 20 and 35 degrees. The truck’s speed is 30km/h. And the hauling roads are “actually the worst in the world according to USA standard,” according to the company.
In the given environment, competitor tyres only lasted up to two months, according to ATC. However, all the Colorado tyres (except several impacted by rocks and the first batch of six tyres which became unserviceable caused by wrong applications – identified in November 2007) are normally performing after 10-month onsite service, the company says.
A Terex spokesman did not confirm or deny the report.