Three new products added to Nokian’s off-road portfolio
Nokian Heavy Tyres has introduced a trio of new off-road products, the TRI 2 Extreme Steel, Loader Grip 3 and Nordman Mine All-Steel Radial. The first two of these are intended for earthmoving applications while the Nordman, as its name suggests, is aimed at the mining sector.
TRI 2 Extreme Steel
This tyre, Nokian notes, does what it says on the tin – in addition to earthmoving applications it is suited for extremely demanding tasks work involving a high risk of cut or puncture damage, such as metal recycling and waste processing work. The manufacturer describes the TRI 2 Extreme Steel’s construction as including “robust steel belts and a specially designed tread compound that provides excellent cut and puncture resistance in difficult road or terrain conditions.” The tread compound is particularly designed for continuous use with chains, Nokian adds. The recommended chains are the ‘Easy’ chains available from different manufacturers; the chain material must feature a diameter that is less than 9 mm. The block-pattern tyre features an arrow-shaped tread pattern.
“The usage range of the reliable, versatile Nokian TRI 2 tractor tyre has been expanded to demanding targets where the tyre must demonstrate ultimate durability,” comments Martti Päivinen, product development manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres. “The new Nokian TRI 2 Extreme Steel has a tread that is excellent for use with chains, and the structure reinforced with steel belts is extremely strong. A high resistance of cuts and punctures was a particular focus area in the tyre development process.”
Loader Grip 3
New tyre number two, the Loader Grip 3, is a block-patterned special tyre targeted particularly at wheeled loaders. “Thanks to its wide contact area and sturdy frame structure, the tyre has a stable and precise steering response,” reports Nokian. “The open lateral and longitudinal grooves of the tread pattern easily remove excess soil and dirt.” The Loader Grip 3 features a natural rubber-based special compound that Nokian says even guarantees excellent wear resistance and grip on soft gravel. Users can expect an impressive hourly output thanks to the tyre’s steel frame structure and the steel belts under the tread, the tyre maker adds.
“The block-patterned Nokian Loader Grip 3 is an excellent choice for earthmoving use on demanding sites,” Päivinen shares. “The sturdy steel frame structure representing the all-steel radial technology ensures outstanding durability. The abrasion protection efficiently keeps the tyre safe from sidewall cuts and abrasions in rocky terrain.”
The newest member of the Nokian Nordman family, the Nokian Nordman Mine All-Steel Radial, is described as being a “sturdy and durable special tyre for mining machines, such as dumpers working underground or in opencast quarries.” The Nordman Mine’s tread pattern is designed to ensure good grip, even on slippery surfaces, while the cut-resistant rubber compound used and its all-steel radial structure are said to provide low rolling resistance and enable long transitions.