Mitas Releases New Size Grip’N’Ride Tyre for Construction Industry


Mitas expands its Grip’N’Ride construction tyre range with a new, larger size tyre for wheeled and backhoe loaders.

Mitas Introduces New Construction Tyre Sizes

The new 21L-24 IND tyre is designed for improved performance even on softer terrain and features strengthened sidewalls for greater durability when handling increased load capacity, a special thread pattern that delivers increased grip, and self-cleaning properties. The new Grip’N’Ride construction tyre is larger than the existing 19.5L-24 IND tyre and delivers almost 1,000 kilograms greater load capacity when stationary, and 400 kilograms greater load capacity at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour. When compared to other construction tyres, both Grip’N’Ride tyres in this range have a reduced height to width ratio corresponding profile number. 

Marcello Mantovani, Product Manager for construction tyres at Trelleborg Wheel System commented that initial production of this new tyre will serve the extensive North American market, where it is in high demand. This is due to the high number of backhoe leaders in use, which require wider tyres and greater load capacities. Shortly thereafter, Mitas will roll out the new 21L- 24 IND tyres for customers globally. 

Backhoe loaders have a front shovel for earth moving and a hydraulic arm with a backhoe in the rear. This makes them universal machines on many construction sites, especially road and path construction. The entire Grip’N’Ride range are designed specifically for the rear axles of construction machines. 

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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