The latest tires from Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) for recycling operations include the new BK-Loader 53, an aramid-belted tire specially developed to equip loaders in industrial applications.
BKT says the BK-Loader 53 is particularly suitable for recycling operations thanks to its special tread design ensuring optimum lateral stability, and to an extra-deep tread providing extraordinary resistance against tears, cuts and punctures.
In addition, the BK-Loader 53 offers exceptional self-cleaning properties as well as excellent grip and traction on both wet and dry surfaces, according to the company. BKT’s new product is available in size 405/70 R 20.
BKT offers other tires for recycling operations. Descriptions of each follow.
Earthmax SR 43. BKT says Earthmax SR 43 is the ideal radial tire for all loading and material-transport operations in storage, collection and recycling sites, as well as in caves, open pit mines and scrap yards. Its distinctive features are high resistance and an extended life-cycle thanks to the reinforced sidewall. Moreover, the unique tread design provides enhanced traction and stability, while extraordinary self-cleaning properties facilitate the rapid ejection of debris - a frequent issue during recycling operations. The result is puncture prevention and reduced machine downtime. Earthmax SR 43 is available on the market in size 29.5 R 29.
Earthmax SR 53. The Earthmax SR 53 is particularly suitable forloaders and dozers under extreme operating conditions as you can find on the harsh and rocky
grounds at mines, or the surfaces at metal recycling industries, according to BKT. The deep L-5-class tread significantly reduces tire wear and shows excellent self-cleaning properties. Lastly, the special tread compound offers additional resistance to cuts and heat. Earthmax SR 53 is available in the five sizes 17.5 R 25, 20.5 R 25, 23.5 R 25, 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
Earthmax SR 55. BKT says the Earthmax SR 55 stands out for robustness and strength. The smooth surface of its extra deep, L5-S-class tread allows this tire to best withstand peak productivity with reduced downtime.
Stability, safety and driving comfort make the Earthmax SR 55particularly suitable for loaders operating at severe conditions during loading and levelling operations. This tire is presently available in six sizes: 12.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25, 18.00 R 25, 26.5 R 25, 29.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 29.