Forestry work has always been very demanding but modern forestry does not seek to damage forests but on the contrary to create the conditions to allow the regrowth or emergence of new trees, in the place of a plant which has been cut down. The key aim is to avoid any significant change in forest ecosystems. BKT has taken up the challenge by designing highly specialised tyres, developed in the workshop, starting from observing the real working conditions and enabling the vehicle to express its full power.
BKT Facing Up to Forestry Work
The conditions in which the tyres are used are extreme and they must move in difficult situations, on uneven, muddy terrain and surfaces, which often throw up obstacles, trunks, etc. The forestry world is one which, owing to its particular difficulties, requires great skill and experience. It takes strength, resistance, load capacity, stability and character which must come to the fore in the most challenging moments.
The company offers four forestry product lines aimed at a range of machinery and equipment: from forwarders to skidders, from machines for loading the timber to those for extracting trunks and transport vehicles.
These are FORESTECH, FS 216, F 240 and TR 678, which are all resistant, and so have a long product life, and this in its turn means a lower number of replacements and less downtime with environmental and economic benefits.
FORESTECH is ideal for forwarders, i.e. those self-loading trailers, which operate in the toughest situations. With a high level of traction, a key feature for working in forests, it has a robust hitch and a reinforced shoulder rib to resist punctures.
FS 216 offers good resistance to cuts and tears and is perfect for forwarders and skidders. Durability, enhanced tread, high resistance to punctures, decent traction, self-cleaning and high load capacity make up the identikit of this tyre which is available in two different versions with a structure in steel belts or in aramid fiber.
TR 678 is instead aimed at loggers. It is a versatile tyre which is perfect also for digging and is equipped with steel belts which make it resistant to damage and punctures. In addition, it is self-cleaning, offers excellent traction and a high load capacity.
F 240 is designed for transporting trunks. Among its main features are the exceptional traction, outstanding self-cleaning and maneuverability. In addition, the particular and superior tread mix guarantees an extended life cycle as well as resistance to wear and tear and cuts. Finally, the width of the tyre print has been increased and improves stability on the ground.
The whole world requires ever more wood and the forestry system must work like a single large clock whose mechanisms fit together perfectly to meet growing demand and ensure that the sector continues to be sustainable. BKT contributes to the cause with efficient tyres which provide a valid response to the demands of such a challenging market.