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BKT launches new SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER tire


April 29, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER in action. Photo: BKT

BKT has announced a new all steel radial tire — the SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER.

It is designed for use in extremely heavy work environments and on hard surfaces. According to BKT, it is ideal to equip loaders and telehandlers used in road maintenance work or in waste material deposits.

“In such heavy-duty applications, the tire requires characteristics that can meet the daily challenges linked to the risk of puncture and abrasion and to the ability to transport heavy loads while maintaining perfect stability,” it said in a press release.

The robust casing is equipped with an all-steel structure with steel belts which confer greater resistance on the casing and therefore against aggression, such as for example punctures and the penetration by foreign bodies, it said.

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Also the thickness of the side helps minimize the risk of punctures and accidental damage and so consequent vehicle downtime.

In addition, SKID MAX SR-SKIDDER is equipped with a guard which protects against any punctures and impacts which could damage the area around the rim.

The robust and wide tread has been designed with a continuous central block which, in combination with the tread’s mix which is anti-static and extremely resistant to abrasion, guarantees excellent traction and long product life.

Finally, BKT has not forgotten how important it is that this tire guarantees optimal comfort for the operators who drive these vehicles for long periods of time.

It is currently available in the 260/70 R 12.5 (10 R 16.5) size.