BKT Highlights Tire Solutions for the Mining Sector

EARTHMAX tire range is designed specifically to withstand the stress of the rough terrain typical of quarries and mines.

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Global tire supplier BKT, which is exhibiting this week at MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas, highlights its EARTHMAX tire range designed specifically to withstand the stress of the rough terrain typical of quarries and mines. The EARTHMAX range includes radial solutions designed to facilitate the best possible ground load distribution for dump trucks, wheel loaders, dozers and graders.

All EARTHMAX tires are distinguished by their all-steel structure, which provides resistance to the casing and against impacts. These features prove essential when faced with obstacles on the ground that could expose the tire to serious risk of puncture or damage to the casing.

In particular, this range includes three models particularly suited to handling mining operations under the toughest conditions.

  • EARTHMAX SR 46 can be fitted to rigid dump trucks that operate in rocky environments. Specifically designed to transport heavy loads, this tire ensures a high level of resistance to cuts thanks to its casing with a steel belt. The tread design includes blocks and grooving on the circumference that reduce damage to the surface of the product and improve performance on bends.Bkt Mining 3
  • EARTHMAX SR 45 is also designed for rigid dump trucks and has a specific design of blocks and a deeper tread that ensure an extended life cycle.
  • EARTHMAX SR 53, classified L-5, has been designed for loaders operating in difficult conditions. The tread consists of a compound that is particularly resistant to cuts. It is also designed to offer self-cleaning properties, which facilitate the expulsion of stones and other foreign bodies.

BKT has also launched a Giant version of the EARTHMAX SR 46 for rigid dump trucks operating at mines, dams and large work sites. This solution is available in the largest size that BKT has ever made: 33.00 R 51. With a diameter of nearly 10 ft. (over 3 meters), this tire weighs roughly 5,300 lbs. (2,400 kg).