BKT Develop Forestry Application Line Up

BKT Tires
BKT FS-216.
BKT has now developed specific products for the forestry sector. Distinct solutions designed to face diverse forestry applications under tough conditions on uneven or muddy terrains, where obstacles such as trunks or splinters are present that can cause damage. For this reason, strength, resistance, load capacity, stability and some grit to show in challenging situations are essential features and prerequisites for operating in the forestry sector. In this field, many different pieces of machinery and equipment operate, which include forestry harvesters, equipment for wood felling and trunk extraction as well as forwarders.

BKT offers four distinct forestry product lines: Forestech, FS 216, TR 678 and F 240. Their common feature is resistance, which stands for an extended tire life-cycle thanks to less replacements and machine downtime, resulting in both environmental and economic advantages.

Forestech is the BKT tyre moving through the forest with strength and resistance even under harsh operating conditions. Its sturdy bead and the reinforced shoulder area ensure high puncture resistance. Not to be forgotten is the good traction - a key requirement to operate on this kind of terrain. All these features make Forestech a good option for forwarders. It is available on the market in three different sizes: 600/55 – 26.5, 710/45 – 26.5 and 750/55 – 26.5.

Likewise, not to be overlooked is FS 216. Its cut and tear resistance make it a decent option not only for forwarders, but also for skidders. Durability, a reinforced tread and high puncture resistance are its strengths. Enhanced traction, top self-cleaning properties and high load capacity complete the picture of this product, which is available in eight different sizes, each of them either in steel-belted or aramid-belted versions: 18.4 – 26, 23.1 – 26; 28L – 26, 18.4 – 30, 24.5 – 32, 30.5L – 32, DH 35.5L – 32 and 18.4 – 34.

TR 678, instead, has been designed for forestry harvesters. It joins the previous two patterns in terms of strength and resistance. It is a versatile tyre, which is also suitable for excavation operations, and presents self-cleaning properties in addition to impressive traction. As of today, it is available in two sizes: 600/65 – 34 and 700/55 – 34.

Last but not least, the lineup is rounded out by F 240, the latest addition to BKT’s forestry portfolio, specifically designed for logging operations. Good traction, string self-cleaning properties and enhanced maneuverability are some of its main features. Moreover, the special tread compound ensures an extended product life-cycle along with cut, wear and tear resistance. Eventually, the large footprint increases and improves stability on the terrain. F 240 is available in two different versions 18 – 15.5 and 400 – 15.5.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richardjwilson@btconnect.com

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