Seregno, Italy – The types of machinery operating in material-recycling centers differ a lot from each other, since they are intended for different activities facing one of the most difficult and demanding environments for tires. Not only has BKT hence developed purpose-made products, but it has also continued to expand the range of available tires in order to provide as many sizes and variants as possible – thus responding to every highly specific need.
For the development of its tires, BKT starts from the experience of users and their needs creating product ranges that meet the requirements of both extraordinary resistance and durability, as well as giving stability and comfort to drivers.
Accordingly, it is thanks to the experience in the field that the five ultra-specialized BKT tire ranges for loaders, skid steers and telehandlers employed in handling operations in disposals and material-recycling environments have come into being.
Firstly, SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER, which enables to carry heavy loads while maintaining perfect stability. Available now in two sizes, including the recently introduced novelty: 300/70 R 16.5.
Its All Steel structure with steel belts provides greater resistance to the carcass and therefore to impacts. The thick sidewall contributes to minimize the risk of punctures and accidental damage. In addition, the rim guard prevents any punctures and shocks that might damage the area around the rim.
The strong and wide tread has been designed with a continuous central lug and is made of a special anti-static and extremely abrasion-resistant tread compound to ensure excellent traction and a long service life.
Another tire used in recycling environments is BK-LOADER 53, now available in the novelty size 405/70 R 18 in addition to the existing size 405/70 R 20. This aramid-belted tire features a unique extra-deep tread design that ensures excellent lateral stability and extraordinary resistance to wear, cuts, and punctures. It also offers outstanding self-cleaning properties that ensure the rapid expulsion of debris, not forgetting excellent grip and traction on both wet and dry surfaces.