Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), one of the leading manufacturers in the off-highway tyres, participated in 14th IMME 2018 held on 31st October to 3rd November, 2018 at Eco Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata. BKT previewed Earthmax SR 48 and Earthmax SR 53 for the Indian region. In addition to a selection of tires for mining applications, on display, there were other patterns out of the extensive Earthmax tire line up.
The debuting Earthmax SR 48 (E-4), displayed in Kolkata in size 27.00 R49, is an all-steel radial OTR tire specially engineered and designed for rigid body haul truck. SR 48 delivers enhanced traction and tread wear in severe rocky operations. The tire is specifically designed to transfer heavy loads with higher speed. Thanks to its all-steel casing, this tire provides superior protection against shock, fatigue and rock drilling/ penetration to enhance uptime for higher productivity. The SR 48 also possesses excellent self-cleaning capability.
The other highlight tire at the event, the Earthmax SR 53, a specially designed for loader or dozer. This is suitable for severe rocky conditions and tough/rigorous scrap handling operations. This pattern is also designed for self-cleaning. Extra deep tread and customised compound deliver extended tread wear and also provide resistance to rock cuts and punctures.
BKT also exhibited Earthmax SR 51,a specially engineered, non-directional tire which has an optimal lug angle, which enables it to provide excellent traction in dig and load operations. With the L-5 extra deep tread with special tread, the compound delivers long tire life. Its self-cleaning tread pattern protects tire from stone retention/drilling and square shoulder design pushes loose stones aside to protect the sidewall from cuts and damage. The SR 51 is suitable for loader or dozer operation in moderate to severe conditions.
Also of interest is Earthmax SR 47, exhibited in size 24.00 R35 which is specifically designed for rigid haul trucks operating in the toughest transport applications such as rock quarrying.
Ashok. P. Chhajer, Manager-OE Sales, BKT, says, “The IMME 2018 had been really fruitful and we are simply satisfied with the kind of responses we are getting. We displayed our new all-steel radial for the when loader shovel application. This was well appreciated by the people. The concept of touch screen was also well received by them. I guess because our booth was located at a strategic location, we had a huge amount of customers approaching us.”
BKT is also planning to launch a smooth pattern for their underground mining applications. In 2019, as per reports, they will be introducing tyre with a size up to 51-inch rim diameter and by 2020, it will be 57-inch diameter.
BKT is also set to participate in BAUMA CONEXPO India-the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles to be held on December 10-14, 2018 at HUDA Ground, Gurgaon, Delhi.
BAUMA CONEXPO India is one of the leading platforms for tapping into the important growth market of India. It is preferred sourcing platform across the construction and infrastructure industry as it provides the opportunity to see the latest products and solutions from all over the world. BAUMA CONEXPO India gives you a comprehensive look at India’s construction machinery industry and new impetus for your business success. BKT will be introducing construction and industrial tyre; however, they will continue to display the touch screen concept of theirs.
Against the backdrop of a highly competitive tire market, BKT supports and sustains customers in the growth of their business. They offer new quality solutions that satisfy the most demanding user needs for any application.
The BKT group produces a wide range of off-highway tyres specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector. BKT’s innovative solutions designed for the most differing user needs include more than 2,400 products sold in over 130 countries worldwide.