Mitas expands tyre range for wheeled and backhoe loaders

The GRIP’N’RIDE construction tyre delivers almost 1,000kg greater load capacity than the existing 19.5L – 24 IND tyre when stationary

Tyre manufacturer, Mitas has expanded its GRIP’N’RIDE construction range with a new, larger size tyre for wheeled and backhoe loaders.

The new 21L – 24 IND tyre is designed for improved performance even on softer terrain and features strengthened sidewalls for greater durability when handling increased load capacity. It also includes a special tread pattern that delivers increased grip and self-cleaning properties, the company says.

The new GRIP’N’RIDE construction tyre is larger and delivers almost 1,000kg greater load capacity when stationary, and 400kg greater load capacity at a speed of 40km/hr. When compared to other construction tyres, both GRIP’N’RIDE tyres in this range have a reduced height to width ratio and corresponding profile number.

Marcello Mantovani, Product Manager for Construction tires at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Initial production of this new tyre will serve the extensive North American market, where it is in high demand. This is due to the high number of backhoe loaders in use, which require wider tires and greater load capacities. Shortly thereafter, we will roll out the new 21L – 24 IND tyre for customers globally.”

Backhoe loaders have a front shovel for earth moving and a hydraulic arm with a backhoe in the rear, making them universal machines on many construction sites, especially road and path construction. The entire GRIP’N’RIDE range is designed specifically for the rear axles of construction machines.

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