BKT, available from TRS Tyre and Wheel, have shaped an entire product range for loaders working in off-the-road applications. A tyre line-up conceived to face the challenges on the most differing of terrains – from snowy and icy surfaces to muddy and rocky ones at quarries and mines. BKT offer a comprehensive range featuring extraordinary traction performance, strength, safety for operators at work and to significantly enhance driving comfort.
Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has been awarded as the “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year” at the 2016 Terminal Operator Excellence Awards in Dubai. The award was for port and terminal cargo handling equipment and based on various parameters including technological innovation, product performance, durability, sustainable manufacturing and ease of recycling.
Five years ago, TRS Tyre & Wheel introduced the Roadlux truck tyre range to the New Zealand market, initially introducing 10 lines. The range in the country has now increased to 29 lines with 16 different tread patterns which have been carefully selected to reflect the local road conditions and diverse terrain.
Recent warm, wet spring weather has meant a lot of grass growth in public parks and sports grounds. The exceptional growth is a seasonal issue for open space contractors who rely on the ability to work all day every day, regardless of the weather.
Spraying is a crucial phase in farming and needs to be performed perfectly to achieve optimal results. During operations the soil must be preserved from compaction despite the weight of the equipment. BKT have specifically designed a range of tyres to ensure best performance and profitability specifically for spraying applications.
With technology ever evolving in farming, the demands on agricultural machinery keep growing. As machinery gets larger with increased capabilities, farmers are also more aware of the impact the correct tyre can have on farm productivity and profitability.
With this in mind, Michelin have released a new evolution of their CargoXBib agricultural trailer tyre designed to optimise performance across demanding applications. The CargoXBib Heavy Duty tyre has been developed for farmers using intensively loaded agricultural trailers both on the road and in the field while the High Flotation model incorporates Ultraflex technology harnessing the benefits of soil preservation.
Working on hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete will wear tyres out quicker than soft or loose surfaces such as sand or grass. Advances in tyre technology use design and construction features to combat the issue of wear and increase tyre life.
Skid steer service is extremely demanding on tyres, the machinery and its operator. Michelin are targeting these issues head-on with the latest innovation to the skid steer tyre market – the Bibsteel All-Terrain radial range.
Tyres play a crucial role in the safety and productivity of port logistics. With the right tyre, machinery can operate at its optimum level guaranteeing the maximum stability in heavy load handling which improves the safety of its personnel.
With the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek only weeks away, TRS Tyre & Wheel will be showcasing new tyres to combat soil compaction from leading Tyre manufacturers BKT and Michelin, on site number B53.
Michelin has introduced its new YieldBib agricultural tyre for high horse powered tractors and rowcrop machinery. As machinery gets heavier and crops get tougher, Michelin as a company aims to reduce field compaction with help from a wide footprint on its YieldBib radial tyre range.
126 hectares of barren desert with a handful of withered and windswept shrubs. No water, no electricity. - This is how the area looked like, where BKT has created in a few years a real showpiece out of nothing thanks to a 500-million-US dollar investment: a self-contained production plant representing the state of the art for both industrial equipment and infrastructures and facilities for employees.
Michelin is offering farmers access to an easy-to-use mobile application that features a number of unique functionalities. With the MICHELIN Pressure Calculator, real-time agricultural tire pressure information is just a photo and a couple of clicks away.
Large mines are heavily reliant on a range of heavy wheeled equipment to extract and cart materials and every hour they are out of service adds hugely to the running costs. The severe conditions these large machines operate in take their toll on large and expensive earthmover tyres.
Skid Steer service is extremely demanding on tyres. Extra thick sidewalls, chip & tear resistant compounds and rim guard protection are just a few of the special features built into the new BKT Giant Trax range.
When it comes to working tractors on hill slopes and rugged terrain, the best option is Dual Wheels for the combination of extra flotation, traction and stability to get you places safely and with minimal soil damage.
They’re called all-terrain vehicles for a reason. ATVs are designed for all types of terrain, from rocks to mud to sand to snow and therefore need tyres that can handle the challenging & varied New Zealand conditions.
Farmers purchasing Michelin premium agricultural tyres are the winners in an aggressive move recently announced by the NZ distributor of Michelin agricultural Tyres TRS Tyre and Wheel. Under a new pricing structure effective 1 March, the recommended retail price on most Michelin lines has been reduced to meet growing demand for the brand. Already the most popular brand in NZ on new tractors sold in NZ, TRS have been able to leverage this demand and a strong market position in replacement tyre sales to deliver even better value to NZ farmers.
TRS Tyre and Wheel Ltd have expanded their range of specialty tyres with the introduction of the Garden Pro range from Galaxy. The Galaxy Garden Pro is a mixed-service radial tyre developed specifically for small tractors used in gardening, orchards, vineyards and utility maintenance.
When it comes to working in severe applications such as waste
management, tyre damage is an occupational hazard that, if not well managed can
result in productivity losses and expensive down time.
Enter the innovative Apexway Solid OTR Tyre, specially crafted for
industrial vehicles which operate in hazardous environments such as scrap
yards, slag steel mills, glass works, dumping sites, and waste sites. These
large tyres are designed using specialised rubber compounds to handle the
abrasiveness and exposure to cutting whilst being able to dissipate the heat
caused by high loading and continuous operation.
Apexway Solid Tyre products operate throughout NZ in a variety of
demanding applications, offering customers an excellent cost per hour solution
with none of the downtime commonly associated with air filled tyres. While tyre
life varies accordingly to the severity of the application, it is not unusual
to achieve a tyre life in excess of 50% better than that achieved by air filled
tyres. Vehicles with air filled operating in severe conditions often encounter problems
such as air leakage, tread damage and even blowouts due to abnormal punctures,
cutting & piercing. These issues consequently lead to downtime and extra maintenance.
When these situations occur, repair and maintenance not only becomes costly but
can result in a machine out of service.
Apexway Solid OTR tyres have been designed to solve these issues. With
application-driven designs and product features including low level heat
elastic tread rubber; enhanced friction fabric-blended base rubber and unique
cushion aperture allocation, Apexway tyres hold a specialist niche in severe
A recent example is Smart Environmental who were commissioning a new
Manitou Telehandler for their waste and recycling site in Coromandel. TRS were
able to design & supply a solid tyre solution that was a direct replacement
for the standard 460/70R24 tyres. “These Apexway solids have been a tremendous
replacement option due to their robust make up which is ideal given the
aggressive working conditions the machine operates in. We are very pleased with
the tyre performance so far” said Jason Harvey, Site Manager at Smart
rubber tyres are manufactured in a wide range of specialist sizes to fit a wide
range of construction equipment. Common fitment applications include wheel
loaders, skid steer loaders and telehandlers.
Apexway tyres are
distributed in NZ by TRS Tyre and wheel Ltd, NZ’s largest importer &
distributor of agricultural & industrial tyre and wheel systems. TRS offer an onsite technical advisory
service coupled with regular performance monitoring of specialist tyres in
service. Further information can be
obtained by contacting TRS on 0800 336 334