BKT will be exhibiting among other products three giant tyres at bauma, the triennial trade show that will take place in Munich from 24 to 30 October
The first is Earthmax SR 468, the largest tyre ever made by BKT, launched in 2021. It is designed for rigid dump trucks and exhibited in size 40.00 R 57 corresponding to a height of 3.5 m, 1.13 m width and 3,800 kg weight. The second is Earthmax SR 46, displayed in the sizes 27.00 R 49 and 33.00 R 51. The 33.00 R 51 size is equivalent to a diameter of precisely 3,061 mm, width of 905 and weight of 2,400 kg, while the 27.00 R 49 has a diameter of exactly 2,688 mm and width of 746. Both the tyres are designed for rigid dump trucks.
Suitable for operations on rocky and harsh terrains, the tyre is particularly resistant to impacts and punctures, thanks to the all-steel structure that provides resistance to the casing. In addition, the E-4 tread depth offers extreme resistance in severe conditions. Finally, its specially designed tread pattern and tread compound have been specifically developed to reduce heat generation during extreme applications.
The Earthmax range includes 40 different tires for the earthmoving, construction, mining and quarry sectors, which are available in many sizes and different compounds.
BKT chose to exhibit the giant tires, considering the growing need for productivity. Machinery will become more powerful, increasing the need for even larger tyres that transform their power into traction and are extraordinarily resistant.
Presently, BKT is working on many fronts in the OTR tyre sector, with a particular focus on new compounds that are highly cut-and-chip resistant. They are also on ultra-heat-resistant compounds that can carry heavy loads, maintaining at the same time an excellent TKPH that is the average ratio between the transported weight by the equipment and the speed in km/h.
BKT will be exhibiting at Hall A6 Stand 215.