BKT has launched a new All Terrain crane tire, the Airomax AM 27 is currently available as a 445/95 R 25 and is designed for good performance on road and over unfinished ground.
The new tire is approved for speeds up to 80 kph and is said to be particularly good for longer distances. Maximum payload at full speed is 6.7 tonnes per tire – so 13.4 tonne axle loads. This rating is likely to be higher at lower speeds and on smaller sizes.
The company says that its extremely strong carcass, in conjunction with its broad shoulders and open tread guarantees excellent traction and good self-cleaning properties for off road use. At the same time, it benefits from a solid rubber compound, which protects against cuts and punctures.
The company adds that, all tires are subjected to a final x-ray inspection, a Shearography (control of air pockets in the carcass) and a run out test. The result is high quality tire that can achieve life/mileages, close to those to that of the premium manufacturers at an attractive price. The tires can also be re-treaded.
Strong shoulders provide good on and off road stability according to the manufacturer