BKT Premiering New EARTHMAX Tire at bauma 2019

The company will provide world preview of its EARTHMAX SR 46 in a new size, 33.00 R 5, having a diameter of over 3 m.

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BKT is ready for bauma, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, held at Munich from April 8-14. The corporate plans for this year’s edition aim at leaving a mark by presenting a giant tire showing a number of notable features. 

It is about EARTHMAX SR 46, an innovative solution for rigid dumpers operating under adverse conditions in rocky environments such as mines, dams, and the construction sites of large building structures. Previously available in the 49’ in. version, the pattern will be officially showcased at bauma in the largest size ever built by BKT, namely 33.00 R 51.

EARTHMAX SR 46 features an astonishing diameter of over 3 m – to be more precise: 3,075 cm. It is 975 cm wide and weighs not less than 2,400 kg.

This tire is particularly suitable for transporting heavy loads. It is the best choice in terms of cut-and-chip resistance – a quality that turns into an extended product life-cycle. Impacts, mechanical stress, and punctures are reduced to a minimum thanks to the steel-belted casing, which perfectly optimizes operating hours and maximizes productivity.

Another distinguishing mark of EARTHMAX SR 46 is the special tread design showing a block lug pattern with circumferential grooves resulting in reduced wear of its external part plus excellent cornering performance.

The entry of a new giant size into the tire lineup is a strategic choice taken by the company that is always in line with the more and more technological machinery solutions that nowadays are continuously increasing in dimensions. BKT is well aware of the fact that the tire as a fundamental component of the machinery system is able to enhance significantly both the latter features and performance. For this reason, BKT cooperates side by side with the big machinery manufacturers in order to offer cutting-edge solutions.

BKT will be located at bauma 2019 in Hall A6 Stand 215.