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Yokohama Off-Highway Unveils New Galaxy Skid Steer Tire

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The Galaxy AT Grip Steel features a non-directional block tread design, a departure from standard R-4 patterns. 

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Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. has released the new Galaxy AT Grip Steel steel-belted skid steer radial tire, which was designed in close consultation with skid steer operators and industrial tire dealers. 

"What we found when we sat down to talk to skid steer operators and tire dealers about skid steer radials is that the market is ready for the benefits radials deliver - more hours, better traction, better ride and overall lower cost of ownership," says Dhananjay Bisht, product manager, earthmoving, construction and industrial Tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires. 

"But what we also heard loud and clear was that they really wanted a strong sidewall. So we developed a radial tire that delivers the footprint and ride benefits of radial construction, as well as a much sturdier, reinforced sidewall." 

The AT Grip Steel's sidewall strikes a balance between stiffness and flexibility that allows the tire to reduce the bucking and bouncing common with bias-ply skid steer tires, while resisting damage and heat build-up to extend tire life, say Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America officials.

The Galaxy AT Grip Steel features a non-directional block tread design, a departure from standard R-4 patterns. The blocks are optimized for wear and traction, notes Bisht.

The Galaxy AT Grip Steel casing is also able to be retreaded, he adds.

The tire is available in 260/70R16.5, 300/70R16.5 and 360/70R17.5 sizes.

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