Galaxy Tire for Wheel Loaders Offers Grip and Long Life

April 14, 2021
The Galaxy LHD 510 SDS (Severe Duty Solid) from Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. is built to provide wheel loaders with traction indoors and out while also offering long service.

The Galaxy LHD 510 SDS has deep shoulder grooves connected across the tread face by S-lug channels. With its chip-and-chunk resistant compound, which offers long service life, the tire is designed to provide more grip in varying conditions than smooth tires can deliver. The deep grooves on the shoulder define massive tread blocks that bite through water or mud, while the S-lug channels create a horizontal pattern across the entire tread surface to ensure maximum traction and prevent the tire from spinning on wet surfaces.

A unique zig-zag pattern on either side of the centerline channels water away from the contact patch to ensure good rubber-to-ground contact.

"The tread pattern was designed to provide maximum traction, with input from tire dealers and end users who constantly complained that the smooth center on the other solid traction tires in the market provided insufficient grip in wet conditions," says Ryan Lopes, national product manager for material handling and solid tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America. "The other feature that really sets the Galaxy LHD 510 SDS apart is the top-quality chip-and- chunk resistant compound, which allows the tread pattern to do its job while holding up in the toughest conditions.

"The Galaxy LHD 510 SDS has creel bead wires across the entire rim area," Lopes says. "Unlike many solid tires that have more conventional bead configurations, the LHD 510 maintains tight, uniform contact with the entire surface of the rim to turn the loader's torque into action, not rim slip. That's another way the LHD 510 delivers more."

The Galaxy LHD 510 SDS is available in the 20.5-25, 23.5-25, 26.5-25 and 29.5-29 sizes that are most common on wheel loaders. All are designed with apertures for heat dissipation and cushion against external shocks, and are backed by a 5-year warranty.