Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) has added to the total range of SKUs to its Galaxy MFS 101 SDS range. The recently-introduced Galaxy MFS 101 SDS is described as “a new generation of solid, heavy-duty tyres for forklifts that are operated under the most demanding industrial and warehousing conditions.”
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) has an additional partner in Norway, with major wholesaler Norgesdekk now supplying YOHT’s off-highway tyre brands in addition to NDI, who has served as a strategic partner in the Nordic region for almost 40 years.
Galaxy LDSR 500, an all-steel radial L5 tyre for wheel loaders and dozers, is now available in 23.5R25. Introducing this addition to the range, Yokohama Off-Highway Tires says the tubeless tyre is developed for off-road construction and surface mining operations and comes with a non-directional pattern and an extra deep tread. In conjunction with a cut-resistant compound and sidewall protector, the Galaxy LDSR 500 “provides superior strength and endurance plus excellent stability during its long, reliable and productive service life.”
A new solid forklift tyre has entered the Galaxy range, and manufacturer Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) says it developed this product “for the most demanding industrial and warehousing operations.” The Galaxy MFS 101 is already available in 31 SKUs and YOHT plans to release another 11 sizes by Q3 2023.
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires has introduced two further sizes into its Galaxy LSDR 510 range for wheel loaders and dozers operating in mining and earthmoving applications. The new 17.5R25 and 20.5R25 tyres join existing size 23.5R25 in the LSDR 510 line-up to provide fitment options for an even broader range of machinery.
During a ceremony held today and attended by local and regional officials, Yokohama Off Highway Tires (YOHT) inaugurated its newest factory in India and broke ground on the second stage of work at the site. Located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh state, the new plant is YOHT’s third in the country.
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) has reported the appointment of Andrew Musgrave as its country manager for the UK and Ireland. Musgrave commenced in this role last November and leads the aftermarket business for the Alliance and Galaxy brands in these markets. He reports to Ole Baek, YOHT’s regional head Northern Europe and France.
With an additional investment of US$171 million, Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. intends to more than double the production capacity for off-highway tyres at its Visakhapatnam plant in India. The new plant is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2023 with a planned daily production capacity of 55 tonnes; this extra investment will lift daily capacity to 123 tonnes during a second project stage, which is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2024.
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires has introduced a new non-pneumatic solid tyre for wheel loaders. It says this latest addition to its portfolio, the Galaxy LHD 510 SDS, “opens a new chapter in terms of performance, traction and lasting tyre life.”
The 2019-launched Galaxy HTSR 400 (E-4/L-4) range of radial OTR tyres for mining operations is now available in two new compound variants – cut resistant and heat resistant. Depending on individual operational demands, customers can now choose between standard, cut or heat resistant compounds in each of the three available sizes, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25.
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires Europe Middle East and Africa (YOHT EMEA) has announced across-the-board price increases of 4.5 to 5.5 per cent. An official statement specified that the first price increase of 4.5 to 5.5 per cent was implemented on 1 Jan 2021. The new pricing will apply to the entire portfolio of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires EMEA (including the Alliance and Galaxy brands) and will take effect from 1 April 2021.
Yokohama Rubber’s off-highway tyre business, Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT), has unveiled a new corporate identity and corporate logo. The tyre maker says this new identity draws on the company’s century-old legacy while underlining YOHT’s own distinct space in the off-highway segment. As a result, the ATG trademark was phased out around the world as of 1 January 2021.
Alliance Tire Group (ATG), A Yokohama Rubber Corporation group company, has appointed Jason’s Tyres as its Galaxy OTR tyre brand distributor in the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) region. An OTR tyre specialist with 20 years of experience, the Jason’s Tyres Extreme division will distribute the entire portfolio of both bias and radial Galaxy OTR tyres in the earthmoving segment with immediate effect.
ATG has extended its leading range of Galaxy brand radial tyres for small tractors used in gardening, orchards and vineyards. The Galaxy Garden Pro offers nearly 50 per cent greater tread depth than typical R3 tyres – Galaxy calls it an R3+ tyre – with a solid-to-void tread ratio of 49:51 to promote self-cleaning. It is available in 23 sizes for rim sizes between 12 and 30, including five newly launched sizes. ATG says Galaxy now covers the segment of smaller and medium utility tractors in the segment.
The new Galaxy Mighty Trac ND is a freshly-developed L-4 tyre for skid steer loaders, which is designed to equally excel “on hard surfaces like roads or paved farm yards as well as sticky mud, loose sand, or snow”. The Galaxy Mighty Trac ND is available in sizes 10-16.5NHS and 12-16.5NHS. A 14-17.5NHS variant is currently under development.