Nokian Tyres has added new Nokian Ground Kare tyre sizes to offer better versatility, grip and stability to contractors using wheeled excavators and backhoe loaders compared to dual wheels.
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Wheeled excavators with single-wheel configurations tend to be gentler on the soil and avoid excessive rock compaction between the tyres. This is why the Nokian Ground Kare tyre range for single-wheel configurations is an asset for excavation on soft soil, as its stability and overall performance are superior to more narrow dual wheels.
“A high utilisation rate helps the contractors get the most out of their machine investment”, argues Kimmo Kekki, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “The Nokian Ground Kare is an excellent all-round tyre for many different jobs, enabling them to do more with their excavator.”
Extending further, Kekki adds, “Another crucial feature is the large footprint that minimises soil damage. And the special rubber compound ensures excellent grip even in winter conditions – another point in favour of wide single wheels.”
Nokian Ground Kare Sturdy, Durable and Long-Lasting
Excavator tyres must endure on many different surfaces, including road transits. With its large footprint and sturdy rubber, the Nokian Ground Kare tyre wears very slowly and evenly. Noting that rocky construction sites can cause tyre damage, Kekki adds that the “Nokian Ground Kare is steel fortified against cuts and cracks, and unlike with dual tyres, the rocks can’t wedge between them”.
Likewise, the tyre is suitable for backhoe loaders, as the tyre offers stability, excellent all-year grip, plus a smooth and silent ride on road transits.
“In backhoe loader use, Nokian Ground Kare has a truly impressive service life”, Kekki points out. “What’s more, there is a special semi-slick version available for railroad use.”
Kemmo adds that “Having the wheel and tyre optimised for the intended use guarantees seamless working. For example, our Tube Edge wheels have a unique re-enforced structure that supports the tyres in the best possible way.”
Of the new sizes, the 710/40-22.5 size has an extra-large footprint for working on soft soil. While the existing size 650/45-22.5 still offers the best load-carrying capacity in the range for heavy machinery, the new tyre size 600/50-22.5 is an excellent choice for smaller machines. For backhoe loaders, the new 620/60B30 size offers excellent load-bearing capacity, complementing the existing 620/60B34 size.