BKT rolls out OTR tire for North America

Oct. 15, 2008

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT-Tyres) has introduced a radial OTR tire, the Earthmax, to the North American market. The Earthmax contains a steel casing, a non-directional tread block pattern, a cut- and heat-resistant tread compound and other features.

"Development was done by our in-house research and development team," says Arvind Poddar, BKT's managing director. Production is scheduled to start soon.

BKT, which also manufacturers farm and other specialty tires, hopes to boost its North American sales by 60% this year.

For a full report on BKT's plans for North America, see the October issue of Modern Tire Dealer, available now.