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MAXAM MS302 as OEM on Caterpillar
MAXAM Tire North America is pleased to announce that Caterpillar Inc. has validated and approved the MS302 29.5R25 E3/L3 tyre for use on Caterpillar 740 GC Articulated Dump Trucks
MAXAM MS302 29.5R25 Approved by Caterpillar As OEM Option
Caterpillar’s revolutionary machines have proven to be dependable, proficient, and versatile in the toughest environments for nearly one hundred years. Providing the 29.5R25 MS302 to the 740 GC ADT marks a significant leap forward in the off-the-road segment for MAXAM, further strengthening its relationship with the world’s leading construction and mining manufacturer.
Manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility with advanced engineering and superior design, the MS302 delivers a high-quality and versatile solution to the market. The MAXAM MS302 is engineered for the most demanding applications, providing superior traction and high resistance to wear, and cut. Developed with a deep undertread, this puncture-resistant tyre allows for superior productivity and minimal downtime.
Designed with a reinforced offset lug to minimise vibration at haul speeds, the MS302 delivers the comfort and performance operators seek. The wide, flat footprint delivers maximum stability while providing excellent traction in all off-road conditions. In addition, the MS302 is a cost-effective choice for job sites globally thanks to its high-quality casing that provides excellent retreadability and an increased efficiency for the highest tread life.
“The addition of the MS302 29.5R25 to Caterpillar’s OEM option for the 740 GC articulated dump truck further solidifies MAXAM’s commitment to providing the industry with effective business solutions. This heavy-duty E3/L3 lug pattern tyre is specifically manufactured to provide the lowest cost-per-hour and highest value, ensuring MAXAM delivers the added-value option customers deserve,” says Troy Kline, President at MAXAM Tire North America.
Along with the MS302 29.5R25, MAXAM currently supplies the MS302 family of products as a factory fitment option on Caterpillar 950M, 966M, 972M, 980M, and 982M in certain regions, with plans to increase their product offering with Caterpillar in the future.