CGS Launches New Crane Tyre, Promotes OTR Products
CGS Tyres, which produces Mitas, Cultor and Continental branded OTR and agricultural tyres at factories in the Czech Republic and Serbia, used this year's Bauma trade fair to launch a new specialist crane tyre and promote is relatively new handful OTR line.
At the centre of the company’s efforts was the launch of new Mitas branded CR-01 tyre for mobile cranes. This non-directional tread pattern comes in 445/95 R25 and is designed to reduce tyre noise when used on the road. The CR-01 is homologated according to ECE R54. According to the company, the tyre ensures reduction of fuel consumption (thanks to lower rolling resistance characteristics) and has “higher benefits than most of the tyre competitors in this segment.”
CGS also presented its range of Mitas 25-inch all-steel OTR radial tyres. The Mitas ERL-20 and Mitas ERL-30 are suitable for use on loaders and graders, running on soily and sandy surfraces, while the rugged tyre Mitas ERL-30/ERD-30 was designed for use in harsh, stony ground conditions, such as quarries, cement works.
The OTR tyre lines, which were manufactured following the company’s decision to start production of 25-inch radials in 2009, are all said to offer reduced fuel consumption due to lower rolling resistance, higher resistance against tyre puncture, excellent driving comfort due to all-steel radial construction and extra long tread life due to an “innovative tread compound.”
While details of exactly what the ingredients in the Mitas ERL-30 and ERD-30 tyres’ tread compounds are, company representatives report that the improved rubber compound, combined with the all-steel structure “guarantees lower abrasion.” The soft ground orientated Mitas ERL-20 and ERD-20 tyres feature what the company calls “innovative positioning of the tread blocks” which is designed to offer good self-cleaning properties.
According to the company, the Mitas ERL-30 and ERD-30 tyres were tested with “very good results” on a range of vehicles, each operating in different conditions and on a different type of surfaces. The tests were carried out on soft ground, surfaced roads, gravel tracks, stony ground, in quarries, and on other surface types. The results of the vehicle- tests reportedly confirm that the Mitas ERL and ERD series give better durability than competing products.
“The presentation of our new product at Bauma was a success and the CGS Tyres team was also delighted to see that well known international original equipment manufacturers equipped an increased number of their machines with Mitas branded tyres,” Jaroslav Musil, sales director at CGS Tyres commented.
This year’s Bauma, which was held in April, attracted 415,000 visitors from over 200 countries. The next event in the series will be held once again in Munich in three years’ time from 15 to 21 April 2013. CGS Tyres were so pleased with the outcome of the firm’s presence at this year’s show that company representatives reports that they will “of course be present at the next Bauma edition.”