BKT designs biggest-ever tyre prototype

01 Dec 2020

BKT has designed the prototype of a giant tyre product, the EARTHMAX SR 468 for dump trucks. The prototype that has been made in the 40.00 R 57 size and will be tested in coming months by BKT engineers. The new machinery to make this enormous tyre reached the Indian plant in Bhuj last January, just before the lockdown. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the machinery was not immediately installed. When the plant returned to full operation, the giant 57” tyre was produced.  A winning feature of the EARTHMAX SR 468 is the special tread design and the compound, created to limit the heat generated. The E-4 depth of the tread provides extreme resistance in challenging conditions.

Contact: BKT.

Website: www.bkt-tires.com

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