Kirkby Tyres Product Portfolio: BKT, Alliance and Sailun
This strategy is exemplified in the BKT SR 30 and SR 31 EARTHMAX patterns, which cover the most sizes in use; 15.5R25, 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 & 29.5R2. These are all E-3/L-3 all-steel radial tyres which are designed specifically for wheel loaders and ADTS, with the product being constructed with heat-resistant and cut-resistant compounds to prolong tyre life.
Rosenthal also added that they have recently expanded their range to include the new BKT EARTHMAX SR 35 pattern. This is a pattern which is suitable for dumpers and is available in some of the more recent metric sizes 650/65R25, 750/65R25 and 775/65R29, with its cut resistant properties one of its leading features.
Kirkby Tyres recently attended the recent Hillhead online exhibition, and, according to Rosenthal, the wholesaler “fielded many enquiries for their newly expanded range of BKT EARTHMAX tyres.”
Rosenthal moved onto OTR applications, “Notwithstanding earthmover tyres, we do continue to invest in and hold large stocks of all OTR applications, including plant sizes specific to building and construction industries. For example, we have common plant & industrial sizes such as 400/80-24 and 440/80-24 available from Alliance (in the popular Tough Trac pattern).”
This includes the newly launched Alliance 585 pattern, which is now fitted as OE for the Manitou range of MLT NewAg and NewAg XL telehandlers in 400/70R24. Rosenthal expands, “Also available in the popular agro-industrial size 460/70R24 used on telehandlers as well as backhoe and compact loaders. The modern 585 pattern has been developed to allow versatility in operating conditions, providing comfort and good handling on both road and off-road conditions.”