LSW sizes added to Titan OTR range
Titan has expanded its OTR product range with new Low Sidewall (LSW) options for light, medium and heavy-duty equipment. These tyres, with their larger rim diameter and smaller sidewall than standard tyres, offer improved equipment stability and performance.
“The LSW design is a fundamental shift in the way tyre and wheel assemblies are built for construction equipment, but we feel strongly that this is the way the industry should be moving,” said Johni Francis, OTR product manager at Titan International subsidiary Titan Tire Corporation. “The trend toward larger buckets and more powerful equipment has necessitated a departure from standard tyre design, and as the only manufacturer of both wheels and tyres, we’re taking the lead on this movement.”
The lower profile and increased wheel size of the LSW design improves stability and reduces the recoil and bouncing associated with the larger sidewall of standard tyres. Titan says the design results in five primary benefits — increased bucket loads due to less machine-sway and resulting material loss; smoother ride and less bouncing on bumpy terrain; increased lateral stability around curves and hillside conditions; improved handling and improved breakout force.
“Our testing has shown time and time again that LSW assemblies outperform standard assemblies, which is why we’ve invested in the development of LSW options for nearly every equipment category,” added Francis.
Titan now offers a range of radial LSW options for wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, bias graders, backhoes and skid steers. These products include: The Titan MXL in size 20.5R31.5, which is an alternative to the standard 20.5R25 size for small wheel loaders; Titan STL3 in size LSW 29.5R34.5, an alternative to the standard 29.5R25 size for medium wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks; Titan LDR 150 in size 58/80R63, an alternative to the standard 58/80R57 size for large wheel loaders; Titan Grizz LSW G9F in four LSW sizes ranging from LSW 330-851 to LSW 395-851; Titan Grizz LSW G2E (front) in size 320/60D24, an alternative to the standard 12.5/80-18 size; Titan Industrial Tractor Lug (rear) in size 19.5L-28 size, an alternative to the standard 19.5L-24 size; Titan HD 2000 II LSW in sizes 10-19.5 and 12-19.5, providing alternatives to the standard 10-16.5 and 12-16.5 sizes.
The Titan LSW line-up will continue to grow throughout 2014 with more options and sizes for wheel loaders and mining haul trucks. The addition of new LSW sizes are planned for the following product lines: Titan MXL, Titan STL3, Titan LDR 150, Titan LDR 250, Titan DTH4, Titan DTE4, Titan 007 MFT and Titan CMR 100.