Magna Tyres in use at Scottish Coal
Following the announcment that Dutch tyre firm Magna Tyres became an official preferred supplier to Terex Cranes in March, the company has continued growing both around the world and closer to home. All cranes produced by Terex at its Zweibücken, Germany and Montceau les Mines, France production lines are now equipped with Magna Tyres as standard.
The most recent and perhaps closest development came in the north of the British Isles, in a market that has generally been dominated premium tyre manufacturers like Bridgestone. On 25 May, Magna Tyres announced that its products are in use north of the boarder in the mines belonging to Scottish Coal. Specifically the company’s Magna MA04 27.00 R49 tyre is said to have successfully run for over 800 hours at a coal mine in Scotland. This tyre is said to feature an extra deep E4 pattern that offers “maximum traction in all underfoot conditions.”
Other recent applications of the company’s products can be seen in South Korea where the company’s new MB01 Container Master tyre has been snapped in use in Busan since early May. The MA06 40.00 R57 has been working in Zambia since at least mid May. The 40.00 R57 MA06 is fitted to working vehicles in a phosphate mine in Morocco, while the MAO3 mobile crane tyre has been distributed by Japanese dealer Kobayashi Tire.
Magna Tyres Group is a Dutch manufacturer of industrial and off-the-road (OTR) tyres based in Waalwijk in the Netherlands. The independent company has been involved in manufacturing and trading premium quality compounds for more than three decades. This experience led to further expansion of Magna into industrial solid and pneumatic tyre production followed by the addition of radial and bias and OTR tyres.
Magna offers radial OTR tyres in sizes ranging from 20 up to 57-inch diameters and recently installed machinery allowing to extend the range right up to 63-inch sizes.