BKT offers tyres in a large number of patterns and sizes for loaders employed in earthmoving operations.
BKT has shaped an entire product range for OTR loaders. A tyre lineup conceived to face the challenges on the most differing terrains - from snowy and icy surfaces to muddy and rocky ones at quarries and mines. A comprehensive range of products featuring extraordinary traction performance, strength, resistance and safety to safeguard operators at work and to significantly enhance driving comfort.
Snow and ice
For snowy and icy terrains, the all steel radial tyre Earthmax SR 22 perfectly satisfies all needs in terms of grip, adherence and braking response under any conditions. Outstanding traction and extraordinary stability on slippery surfaces due to rain or snow are its distinctive features, thanks to the large non-directional tread design. These are available in sizes 14.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25 and 20.5 R 25.
Ideal for even surfaces is Earthmax SR 31, a radial tyre with multi-ply steel belts, providing both extraordinary strength and stability. Traction as well as cut and heat resistance ensure major productivity during loading and material transport operations. These are available in three different sizes 23.5 R 25, 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
The same features shows Earthmax SR 41 made of BKT's latest-generation compounds providing first-rate performance and a long tyre life. The profile is completed by its extra-deep, L-4-class tread, which is increased by 50 per cent compared to standard.
It is available in sizes 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
For scattered terrains, where debris of several nature is pervasive, Earthmax SR 31 and Earthmax SR 41 are definitely perfect tyres. For these sorts of surfaces, also Earthmax SR 30 is an ideal solution suitable for particularly tough operating conditions, since its multi-ply steel belts along with the rigid block design provide excellent traction, stability, and durability. The special tread compound, which has been specifically developed by BKT, enables the tyre to withstand cuts and abrasions as well as to dissipate the heat created during the loaders' operations. Earthmax SR 30 is available in sizes 15.5 R 25, 17.5 R 25, 20.5 R 25, 23.5 R 25, 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
Mud and earth
On muddy and earthy surfaces, Earthmax SR 30, Earthmax SR 49 and Earthmax SR 49 M are main players. Earthmax SR 49 dominates in tough environments such as mines, where traction is an essential factor. Besides, it is a sturdy, cut-and-chip resistant and highly performing tyre, available on the market in size 35/65 R 33. Earthmax SR 49 M, instead, is remarkably suitable for critical operations whenever extraordinary traction performance is required. This is available in size 29.5 R 29. Developed for this kind of surfaces are also Earthmax SR 50 and Earthmax SR 51. Earthmax SR 50's distinctive trait is its aggressive, L-5-class tread, i.e., increased by 150 per cent compared to standard. The result is a longer tyre life-cycle and steady resistance to numerous obstacles one can find on sites with muddy terrains and earthy surfaces. Thanks to its particular robustness and the extraordinary lateral stability, this tyre is ideal for loading and levelling operations. It is available in sizes 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
Earthmax SR 51 features the same tread depth. As a main player in OTR environments, it is suitable for extreme conditions, since it is made of a special cut resistant compound and has a special square shoulder shape facilitating the ejection of foreign matters. This range is available in not less than four sizes: 17.5 R 25, 20.5 R 25, 23.5 R 25 e 29.5 R 29.
Earthmax SR 49, Earthmax SR 49 M, Earthmax SR 50 and Earthmax SR 51 are top solutions for rocky terrains in quarries and mines in addition to muddy surfaces - with the first two featuring an L-4 tread depth and L-5 the latter two. Earthmax SR 43, instead, ensures excellent performance for open-cast mining applications. Its reinforced sidewall reduces damages caused by rubbing against blocks and rocks, whereas its self-cleaning properties provide protection against stones and debris. This is available on the market in size 29.5 R 29. Last but not least, also Earthmax SR 53 is a perfect loader tyre for operations in rocky environments.
For recycling operations putting to the test the tyres fitted on earthmoving equipment, BKT suggests Earthmax SR 43 and Earthmax SR 53. The latter is also suitable for rocky and underground mining applications, particularly harsh environments, where debris, stones or foreign matters can be found. The special compound along with an L-5-class tread and excellent self-cleaning properties ensure a long and profitable operating life. This is available in five different sizes: 17.5 R 25, 20.5 R 25, 23.5 R 25, 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
For the mining sector, the top-of-the-range product is undoubtedly Earthmax SR 55 that perfectly combines all features necessary for both recycling and underground mining operations. The tread of class L-5S, i.e., extra-deep and of smooth surface, ensures extraordinary peaks in productivity as well as less machine downtime. Stability and comfortable driving are qualities every operator will certainly appreciate. To date, this is available in five different sizes: 12.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25, 18.00 R 25, 26.5 R 25, 29.5 R 25 as well as 29.5 R 29. Loaders are important types of machinery in the OTR sector, since they perform heavy operations on any type of terrain, over long paths, and for a large number of hours of continuous operation. Loaders have to face different conditions and operations. Hence, specific and customised tyres are needed as a response to such complex requirements.
Research in always more advanced solutions and results is BKT's main goal. The company studies in detail every single application, usage condition as well as the diversity of the terrain, in order to provide precise and cutting-edge technological products that are able to satisfy all user needs.