BKT - launches EARTHMAX Crusher Haul & EARTHMAX SR 34 for Indian construction and mining sector

Balkrishna Industries Ltd, (BKT) the Indian multinational company and global player in the Off-Highway tire market has launched two ‘Made for India’ tires under the sub-brand EARTHMAX, namely the EARTHMAX Crusher Haul and EARTHMAX SR 34, for the Indian construction and mining sector.

BKT - the ‘Made in India’ brand, continuously focuses on crafting unique mobility solutions for the OTR tire industry worldwide. The tires displayed at bauma CONEXPO India 2023 demonstrate the Indian multinational’s attention to users’ needs, trends, and the market, proposing suitable and specific solutions for all operating conditions.

The EARTHMAX Crusher Haul is designed for on and off-road - quarry and haulage applications. This all-steel Radial tire has a block-type tread pattern that provides excellent traction. The special compound ensures cut, chip, and wear resistance thus enhancing durability and mileage. The latest novelty by BKT, the EARTHAMX Crusher Haul is designed for Tippers in the industrial and construction segment and has been developed to suit longer haul with load due to the strong steel belt construction and casing.

Balkrishna Industries Ltd, (BKT)

EARTHMAX SR 34 is an all-steel radial tire designed for mining applications. The ‘non-directional block’ tread pattern provides excellent traction and stability on any type of terrain. The strong all-steel casing features high wear and resistance to snags and punctures. The reinforced bead and shoulder design on EARTHMAX SR 34 contributes to robust durability under heavy-duty service conditions. It is ideal for wide-body mining trucks and can easily handle heavy loads.

Armed with a strong R&D, BKT exhibited some of its best products for the construction and mining industry, namely – the XL GRIP ULTRA, designed specifically for Tippers in the mining & construction sector, because of its non-directional tread design that provides excellent front and lateral traction and the special tread compound to ensure high cut and puncture resistance as well as excellent durability and wear resistance, even on rocky surfaces.

The AIROMAX AM27 is crafted especially for All Terrain Cranes in the industrial & construction sector. The all-steel radial tire delivers exceptional traction during high-speed operation in on and off-road conditions. It provides greater steerability due to its five-rib tread pattern and the special tread compound along with the strong steel belt package provides resistance to wear, cuts, and punctures.

The EARTHMAX SR 31, an all-steel radial tire with non-directional block patterns treads, is specifically developed for wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks. Made of a special compound, it is extremely resistant to cuts and abrasion and also dissipates the heat developed during equipment operation. The tire has a robust carcass with multiple steel belts, which provides excellent strength and stability. It thus offers optimum traction and a pleasing riding comfort. Designed for load haul and load & carry operations, the EARTHMAX SR 31 is best suited in the mining & industrial sectors.

Said Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT, “BKT is heavily invested in product development as it follows the motto, ‘Right Tire for Right Application’. The new additions to the EARTHMAX family are the evidence of BKT’s strong commitment to offering extraordinary mobility solutions which are personalized not only for the application but also for the market.”

With over 30 years of experience, BKT is an agile company focused on upping the standard benchmark within the OTR tire industry by introducing new technologies and products.
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