JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at Excon

Indian Tyre major JK Tyre & Industries launched 4 new offerings in their Off-Road Tyre Segment namely the 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 TL, 14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR G3 TT, 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 TT, and 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT, at Excon.

The 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 is a premium heavy-duty tyre designed for wheel loaders that have an extra load carrying capacity along with casing reliability.14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR is designed to provide high traction, mileage and durability in harsh operation conditions and are meant to be used on Motor Grader & Tele handler.

JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at Excon

The 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 is a high tread depth tyre that provides excellent protection and traction for rigid mining tipper trucks. The 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT has been designed to meet the increased load per tyre demands of new-age mining tippers.

VK Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre & Industries, said, “Our new premium OTR tyre collection is created with advanced technology and is designed to deliver increased mileage and exceptional traction in the most demanding of situations. The new tyres feature a longer tread life and wear and cut resistant tread compounds to provide extended service life, and superior stability. We aim at delivering improved performance with enhanced design characteristics. The Indian tyre industry is booming, offering us plenty of opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge and create solutions that meet our customers’ expectations.”

Commented Srinivasu Allapan, Director Sales & Marketing, “With the new extended product portfolio, we are adequately positioned to meet the needs of most critical off-highway tire segments. Our new tyre segments will also now move towards newer equipment segments, where we will target higher capacity 80-ton and above rigid dump trucks and the growing rigid dump segment of 8x2 and 10x2 variants. Our focus areas will also be rough terrain and mobile cranes with heavier axle loads. We will harness the capabilities of our state-of-the-art Global Tech Centre – RPS Centre of Excellence at Mysuru and at IIT- Madras.

“To ensure higher performance and reliability of our tyres, we have a simulation facility for designing prototypes. We are also investing in testing and validation through cutting-edge technology,” equipment from Germany.

JK Tyres has introduced a new condition monitoring support services called TREEL; wherein sensors provide information on tyre temperature, pressure, and other working parameters for monitoring performance of the tyres and which also enables preventive maintenance. TREEL can be customized to be fitted on most earthmoving equipment including rigid dump trucks, tippers, wheel loaders, straddle carriers, reach stackers, etc. as informed by Debasis Khuntia Head OTR, JK Tyre & Industries.

JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at excon

The company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing facilities (9 in India and 3 in Mexico) which collectively produce around 32 million tyres annually supported by a strong network of over 6000 dealers and 650+ dedicated brand shops called Steel Wheels, Truck Wheels and Xpress Wheels in India and vast network in Americas.
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