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The best of BKT coming to bauma

BKT believes there will be a greater need for even larger tyres as machinery becomes more powerful. (Image source: BKT)

BKT is looking to leave their mark on bauma 2022 by exhibiting, among other products, three BKT giant tyres with unique features

At the event in Munich, running from 24-30 October, BKT will showcase the EARTHMAX SR 468, the largest tyre ever made by the company, launched on the market in 2021. It is designed for rigid dump trucks and exhibited in size 40.00 R 57 corresponding to a height of 3.5 meters, a width of 1.13 meters and a weight of 3,800 kg. 

The second giant tyre is the EARTHMAX SR 46, displayed in the sizes 27.00 R 49 and 33.00 R 51, it is designed for rigid dump trucks. The 33.00 R 51 size is equivalent to a diameter of more than three meters or precisely 3,061 mm, a width of 905 and a weight of 2,400 kg, while the 27.00 R 49 has a diameter of exactly 2,688 mm.

Suitable for operations on rocky and harsh terrains, this type of tyre is particularly resistant to impacts and punctures thanks to the All Steel structure that provides resistance to the casing. In addition, the E-4 tread depth offers extreme resistance in severe conditions. Finally, its specially designed tread pattern and the tread compound have been specifically developed to reduce the heat generation during this type of extreme applications.

These two tyres are part of EARTHMAX, the BKT range designed for a better weight distribution on the ground for dumpers, wheel loaders, dozers, graders and some multipurpose vehicles. Today the EARTHMAX range includes 40 different tyres for the earthmoving, construction, mining and quarry sectors and are available in many sizes and different compounds.

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