Kirkby Tyres invests in shot blaster to process large wheels
Speke OTR and commercial tyre and wheel wholesaler Kirkby Tyres says it has recently undertaken a major programme of investment, upgrading its existing facilities with a new shot blaster capable of processing wheels up to 54” and above. A customised temperature and pressure controlled spraybooth has also been installed along with new fitting facilities.
Kirkby is the appointed agent for Maxion-Lemmerz, Jantsa, Titan, LP and recently Accuride forged aluminium wheels from the USA. It supplies not only the agricultural market, in which it has built a reputation, with rowcrop, trailer, wide flotation, and hi-speed/low compaction but also truck, industrial and earthmover markets. The wholesaler can now add GKN to that list, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural and off highway wheels, has chosen Kirkby Tyres as a partner for the OE and replacement markets in the UK and Ireland enabling them to supply a built up unit for almost every application.
All wheels are made to OE specification, supplied in the colour of the end users’ choice and can be manufactured in small batch runs or in high volumes to suit requirements.