Nokian Create New Size for Armor Gard 2 Exacavator Tyre


Earlier in 2018, Nokian Tyres introduced a new excavator tyre with a feature set designed to meet the challenges of the urban excavation work.

New Size for Nokian Armor Gard 2 Exacavator Tyre

The Nokian Armor Gard 2 started to be sold in stores back in Spring of 2018. The focus of the product development was in the demands of excavation work in an urban environment: improving the stability and safety of the  product, whilst additionally ensuring enhanced tyre life even on long-distance highway transits.

Nokian Armor Gard 2 has 25 % more vertical rigidity than its predecessor”, says Eva-Leena Varpe, Product Manager for Nokian Tyres Off-The-Road (OTR) tires. “This gives more stability for excavation work, enabling better accuracy, which is crucial when working in densely populated areas”

The roads tend to be paved in the city excavation sites as well as in the transits between them. With this it mind, it can cause premature wear on excavator tyres. Nokian Armor Gard 2 has been specially prepared for this challenge as well. “The wide tread enables lower surface pressure, which means the tyre wears out slower”, Varpe explains. “Compared to the previous model, we also added 12 % more rubber to the tread, so there is plenty of it to wear out.”

Nokian Armor Gard 2 was originally released in one size, 10.00-20. The new 11.00-20 size enables even more contractors to improve their excavator’s properties both on site and in transit.

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.


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