BKT is responding to the need for speciality tyre products in the recycling industry with new sizes. Leading the range expansion are the speciality 300/70 R16.5 Skid Max SR-Skidder and the 405/70 R18 BK-Loader 53. BKT notes the diversity of machinery operating in recycling centres, calling these environments “one of the most difficult and demanding” for tyres. As a result of such highly specific needs, the manufacturer has developed purpose-made products and is as many sizes and variants as possible.
BKT has introduced a new 875/65 R29 L-5 size in its Earthmax SR 51 range. The manufacturer says the extra-deep tread offers excellent cut and puncture protection and longer wear life. The new 65 series OTR tyre line has been designed for wheel loaders working in aggressive applications, such as highly abrasive rock quarries and landfills.
The BKT off-highway tyre range now includes more than 2,700 SKUs. A recent addition to the BKT portfolio is the Earthmax SR 412, which the tyre maker first announced in the middle of last year. This tyre for articulated dump trucks, loaders and dozers is now available in two sizes, 29.5 R25 and 750/65 R25.
BKT is launching three new Earthmax models which, according to the company, will complete the range. The new tyres are the Earthmax SR 412 – a 29.5R25 tyre designed to equip articulated dump trucks with a tread pattern that optimises traction; the Earthmax SR 475 – specially developed for rigid dump trucks, and available in size 18.00 R 33; and the Earthmax SR 452 – previewed at the ConExpo 2020 fair in Las Vegas last March, the size 24.00R35 tyre was developed for rigid trucks requiring greater traction and stability on uneven terrain.
BKT doesn’t produce car tyres. Nor tyres for trucks or motorcycles. The company’s Research and Development Centre in India focuses solely on vehicles that operate off the highway, and constantly looks for new solutions by developing and fine-tuning tyre ranges and new tyre sizes for specialised applications.
BKT has launched its latest tyre for terminal tractors, Portmax PT 93, from its booth at Automechanika Dubai, of which the Indian multinational is Diamond Sponsor and Official Tire Partner. Alongside the new product, BKT promoted a selection of its tyres for the industrial sector from its booth at the Dubai World Trade Center between 7 and 9 May.