Top Tyre Technology at Interforst 2022


Yokohama Off-Highway Tires present Top Tyre Technology at Interforst 2022

Top Tyre Technology at Interforst 2022

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) presented the Alliance brand’s high performance forestry tyres at Interforst, the leading international fair on forestry and forestry machinery. The presentation included the official approval of Olofsfors, Clarks and Pewag as important track manufactures for their tracks to be mounted and used on Alliance 643 Forestar III and Alliance 644 Forestar III tyres. Tracks further add to the already highly impressive grip and flotation characteristics of Forestar III tyre portfolio, thus combining positive effects of tyres and tracks to an almost unbeatable performance. This combination offers massive grip, low ground disturbance and low soil compaction on bothsteep terrain or wet and soft ground.

Both the Alliance 643 Forestar III and the Alliance 644 Forestar III feature an improved nylon-steel-belted construction and reinforced hexagonal bead technology, thus ensuring excellent puncture resistance, high load carrying capacity and preventing rim slippage. The unique tread pattern of the 643 Forestar III with wider shoulder lugs and horizontal grooves enhances track compatibility and overall lateral stability. The Alliance 644 Forestar III comes with a specially-designed dual lug angle to provide incredible grip and traction. The large tread width of this tyre ensures a wider footprint and results in low ground pressure. Outstanding stability and remarkable resistance against damage ensure that the 643 Forestar III and the 644 Forestar III offer perfect solutions for all forestry needs. For specific track size enquiries, customers can either connect with the Alliance sales team members or the track manufacturers directly or via their website. 

The advanced low pressure (LP) tyre 344 was also on display at Interforst. This unique tyre was designed with improved construction and flexible strong sidewalls which enable the tyre to carry the same load as a standard forestry tyre with half the inflation pressure. It offers a large footprint which leads to low soil compaction and a comfortable ride for the driver. The large footprint provides high traction, reduces fuel costs and increases overall productivity in forest work. The tread pattern ensures excellent grip in all terrains.

This tyre is equipped with a steel reinforcement belt for high puncture resistance whilst a special tread compound enables long tyre life. The reinforced dual bead of the tyre and the reduced inflation pressure allow for exceptional performance and stability. The 344 Forestar ELIT’s lug angle provides excellent grip and ensures top self-cleaning characteristics. The close spacing of the lugs in the centre of the tyre reduces rolling resistance on hard surfaces. The 344 is designed to handle all kinds of terrains with or without chains or bogie tracks.

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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