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.
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.
An innovative product designed to reduce operating costs is increasingly finding acceptance with Waste Transfer Stations throughout New Zealand. Known as Rubber Cutting Edges, they are a simple bolt on addition to any loader bucket.
“The Game Changer” - Inauguration in grand style of the modern Bhuj plant, a strong piece on BKT’s chessboard
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.
The site is located in Bhuj in the State of Gujarat at a distance of about
hundred km from the Pakistani border and 60 km from the Port of Mundra on the
Arabian Sea. After the start of construction works in January 2011, an
eight-km-long pipeline for drinking water as well as thirteen kms of
electricity lines were laid. The first tyre rolled off the production lines in
March 2012, even if the entire project will be completed by the end of 2016.
After reaching a daily production of 150 tons – approx. 50% of the
maximum production capacity - the BKT Bhuj plant was inaugurated at the
beginning of December 2015 in the presence of numerous guests from all over the
world. Specific events took place involving on different occasions customers,
distributors and partners. During the opening ceremonies, guests had the
opportunity to give an admiring glance to the production units provided with
modern compound mixers, complex equipment for the production of steel rings and
new vulcanising presses even for large tyre sizes. The tyres currently produced
in Bhuj include 22 sizes of the Maglift Solid tyre and various measures of Liftmax
LM 81 tire, both for forklifts, in addition to Portmax PM 93 for straddle carriers,
and the giant Earthmax SR45 Plus tyre for dumpers.
The Bhuj testing track, the one and only in India, has been projected
for testing tyre performance and driving comfort on different surfaces from
uniform road conditions to rough terrain. Many Indian producers have already
applied for using the BKT track for their tests. Close to this facility,
the new R&D Centre is being built for research on new polymers and tread
compounds. On the other side of the complex, a thermoelectric power plant
covers the needs for water vapour and electricity throughout the entire site.
Enormous water collection tanks provide water reserves even in droughts.
“The primary resource for the growth and success of any business is its
staff,” Mr. Arvind Poddar, Chairman and Managing Director of BKT, states. Over
6 hectares of the Bhuj site – fully in line with this philosophy - a small town
for the employees was built including modern flats for 406 families, a mall, a
green area, a recreation centre, a medical centre, and a fire station. The fire
brigade takes action even in case of emergencies outside the Bhuj plant. In
addition, there are 90 rooms for university students who take part in an
industry-university cooperation project.
Like all BKT plants, Bhuj has obtained the ISO 9001: 2000 Quality
Certificate. As far as production parameters, quality control and environmental
regulatory requirements are concerned, BKT adheres to the strictest
Alluding to the game of chess, Mr. Arvind Poddar illustrated BKT’s
philosophy in his inauguration speech as follows: “There is a unique trait that
distinguishes a true champion from a mere player: the versatility to adapt
his/her strategy to the challenges entailed in each game. One move after the
other, BKT has created and reached its objectives. Thanks to the new Bhuj
production plant, the company is now ready to change the game acting as the
“game changer” on the global chessboard.
NZ’s largest importer & distributor of agricultural & industrial tyre
and wheel systems, are the authorised distributor of BKT tyres in New Zealand. TRS
offer an extensive product range covering industrial and agricultural
applications. When it comes to advice, TRS can call on years of
extensive product knowledge to ensure you get the correct tyre for the job