Two new, deep tread L-5 Galaxy brand radial wheel loader/dozer tires from Yokohama Off-Highway Tires Inc. are now available.
The tires "provide construction, quarry and mining operators with tough performers in both hard rock and muddy surfaces," say Yokohama Off-Highway officials.
"The all-steel Galaxy LDSR 500 and Galaxy LDSR 510 radial L-5s both feature extra-deep tread with cut-resistant compound, top-of-class tread rubber depth for longer wear, high turn-up construction that reinforces their sidewalls for stability and comfort, buttressed shoulders and hefty two-star load ratings.
"The Galaxy LDSR 500 radial features a gear lug pattern for work at the mine face or in rocky conditions, while the Galaxy LDSR 510 radial has a deep bar lug pattern for outstanding traction in mud and sand."
The tire "is ideal for operations in rocky conditions on wheel loaders and earthmovers working at the face of mines and quarries or at rock-strewn construction sites."
The Galaxy LDSR 500 is available in sizes 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 - both with two-star load ratings, "permitting loads of 25,300 pounds and 31,900 pounds per tire, respectively."
Like the LDSR 500, the Galaxy LDSR 510 L-5 also features all-steel radial construction and cut-resistant compound, "but its extra-deep lug tread pattern delivers high traction in mud and sand. The LDSR 510 radial is also built to minimize vibration during operations, boosting productivity of operators and equipment.
"The deep voids in the Galaxy LDSR 510 are optimized for self-cleaning, while specially engineered grooves in the lugs add grip and durability to the lugs," say Yokohama Off-Highway officials, who add that being a traction tire, the Galaxy LDSR 510 "is tough enough to operate at wet or slick mine faces - the sort of application that can be a real challenge for conventional gear lug or rock tread loader tires."
The Galaxy LDSR 510 has been launched in sizes17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25, all with two-star ratings.
Additional sizes for the LDSR 500 and LDSR 510, including 29-inch tires, are coming soon.
"With the new Galaxy LDSR 500 and LDSR 510 radials, we are providing innovative designs and compound chemistry for wheel loaders and earthmovers anywhere in the mine, quarry or construction site," says Dhananjay Bisht, product manager - earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America, Inc.
"Choices in tread pattern, construction and compound provide opportunities for equipment owners to work with their tire dealers to select the tires that will deliver the best performance and lowest cost per hour for the application."