BKT has been able to find solutions even for the most demanding and toughest operating conditions in recycling applications by means of designing products for loaders and material-handling machinery. This sector and any related application areas appear to be interesting in terms of tyres that are subject to severe strain. Not only do they have to meet the requirements as far as resistance and durability are concerned, but they must also offer stability to the equipment and thus a certain level of comfort to the operator.
At material storage sites, it is also essential that the vehicles employed are robust and offer good maneuverability. In this like many other applications, the tyre is the key to enhance equipment functionality, allowing it to easily move even in narrow spaces, achieving speed in line with productivity, and not least keeping in mind the budget thanks to both time and fuel savings.
Top of the list for this application is the BK-Loader 53. This is an aramid-belted tyre developed to equip loaders in industrial applications. It is suitable for recycling operations thanks to its special tread design ensuring optimum lateral stability, and to an extra-deep tread providing resistance against tears, cuts and punctures. In addition, BK-Loader 53 stands out for its self-cleaning properties as well as enhanced grip and traction on both wet and dry surfaces. This brand-new product is available in size 405/70 R 20.
Earthmax SR 43 is a radial tyre for all loading and material-transport operations in storage, collection and recycling sites, as well as in caves, open pit mines and scrap yards. It is characterized by high resistance and an extended life-cycle thanks to the reinforced sidewall. Moreover, the tread design provides enhanced traction and stability, while its self-cleaning properties facilitate the ejection of debris – a frequent issue during recycling operations. The result is puncture prevention and reduced machine downtime. Earthmax SR 43 is available on the market in size 29.5 R 29.
There are also the well-known Earthmax SR 53 and Earthmax SR 55 products, which combine well with all the requirements needed for recycling operations. The first is particularly suitable for loaders and dozers under extreme operating conditions as you can find on the harsh and rocky grounds at mines, or the surfaces at metal recycling industries. The deep L-5-class tread reduces wear and shows good self-cleaning properties. Lastly, the special tread compound offers additional resistance to cuts and heat. Earthmax SR 53 is available in the five sizes 17.5 R 25, 20.5 R 25, 23.5 R 25, 26.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 25.
Likewise, for the toughest tasks and the most insidious challenges in the world of recycling, BKT has designed Earthmax SR 55, which stands out for both robustness and strength. The smooth surface of its deep, L5-S-class tread allows this tyre to best withstand peak productivity with reduced downtime. Stability, safety and driving comfort make it viable for loaders operating at severe conditions during loading and levelling operations. This tyre is presently available in six different sizes: 12.00 R 24, 17.5 R 25, 18.00 R 25, 26.5 R 25, 29.5 R 25 and 29.5 R 29.