The types of machinery operating in material-recycling centers differ a lot from each other, since they are intended for different activities facing one of the most difficult and demanding environments for tires.
BKT has hence developed purpose-made products, and has also continued to expand the available range so to provide as many sizes and variants as possible.
These are the size novelties within the ultra-specialized BKT tire range for loaders, skid steers and telehandlers employed in handling operations in disposals and material-recycling environments:
- SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER, which enables to carry heavy loads while maintaining perfect stability. Available now in two sizes, including the recently introduced novelty: 300/70 R 16.5. Its All Steel structure with steel belts provides greater resistance to the carcass and therefore to impacts. The thick sidewall contributes to minimize the risk of punctures and accidental damage. In addition, the rim guard prevents any punctures and shocks that might damage the area around the rim.
- BK-LOADER 53, now available in the novelty size 405/70 R 18 in addition to the existing size 405/70 R 20. This aramid-belted tire features a unique extra-deep tread design that ensures excellent lateral stability and extraordinary resistance to wear, cuts, and punctures. It also offers outstanding self-cleaning properties that ensure the rapid expulsion of debris, not forgetting excellent grip and traction on both wet and dry surfaces.
- EARTHMAX SR 53, with the new variants in size 29.5 R 29 now available in both classes L-5 ** UMS (Underground Mining Service) and L-5 *** super resistant. The deep L-5 tread ensures extraordinary wear resistance in addition to excellent self-cleaning properties. The special compound offers additional cut resistance.
Two more tires are perfect for this application: EARTHMAX SR 55 for loaders and dozers, featuring an extra-deep, L5-S-class tread along with a smooth surface and GIANT TRAX for skid steers operating on rough surfaces. It is equipped with an extra-deep tread with wider and sturdier blocks.