Techking Gains Atlas Copco OEM Approval
Techking Tires reports that two of its tyres have been approved for OEM fitment on Atlas Copco machinery in China. Its ETSM L5S tyre in size 12.00R24 has been approved for the Atlas Copco ST2D and in size 17.5R25 for the Atlas Copco ST3.5. Both vehicles are electric loaders intended for underground use in mining and construction work.
According to the manufacturer, site visits have shown that its OTR radials can achieve approximately four times the working hours of bias OTR tyres sources from Chinese suppliers. Techking adds that while in service in a mine in Longqiao the average working life of its size 17.5R25 ETSM tyres even recently surpassed that of a world-renowned OTR radial brand. The tyre maker began field testing with Atlas Copco in March 2009 at three mining sites within China, locations it describes as presenting some of the toughest underground mining conditions in the country. Techking has also tested tyres together with Atlas Copco in Australia since September 2008.