BKT Promotes All-Steel Radial OTR Tyres
Balkrishna Tyre (BKT) launched its latest range of OTR radials, which are sub-branded Earthmax at the Intermat show in April. At present they are available in SR 30 pattern E3/L3 tyres in 25-inch rim diameter and are the first Indian produced all steel casing radial tyre for earthmover application. According to the company, the first phase BKT is to extend the product line up to 35-inch diameter tyres in various patterns with multiple compound options. BKT has also increased its existing industrial and construction tyre range, with expansion of its radial industrial tractor tyre segment and launch of AT 621 pattern tyres for Backhoe loaders with special cut resistance compound & lug geometry.
BKT boasts a comprehensive range of industrial, construction, material handling and earthmoving tyres from 8’ to 51-inch rim diameters covering wide applications including underground mining tyres and specialized port application tyres. Now having ventured into the Radial OTR BKT representatives believe the company is “all geared up to make in-roads and widening its penetration in servicing this market.”
In the UK BKT tyres are available through RH Claydon, who point out that the recent introduction of the Earthmax SR30 L3 OTR radials follows on from company’s range of bias ply tyres for rigid dump trucks, loaders and dozers in patterns EM-937 E3, XL-Grip E3 and Rock Grip E4 plus Mineforce Loader L4 & Mineforce Loader L5, covering sizes range from 25 – 57-inch.
According to RH Claydon’s, Dick Anderson, the non directional rigid block pattern offers “unmatched traction and manoeuvrability with special cut and heat resistant tread compounds protecting tyres from heat build up and offering longer life.” Included in this sector of the range of BKT products are tyres for port application and container handling in high reach stackers and gantry cranes – Port King IND-4, XL Grip L3 and SM-54 Smooth L4.