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New tires from Yokohama Off-Highway are made for the pit
October 24, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Quarry, pit and mine operators were on the minds of designers at Yokohama Off-Highway Tires as they planned their most recent release.
The company’s two new offerings, both deep-tread L-5 Galaxy radial wheel loader/dozer tires, were designed to handle hard rock and muddy surfaces with ease, making them ideal for quarry environments.
Yokohama says the new, all-steel Galaxy LDSR 500 and Galaxy LDSR 510 radial L-5s both feature extra-deep tread with cut-resistant compound, top-of-class tread rubber depth for longer wear, high turn-up construction that reinforces their sidewalls for stability and comfort, buttressed shoulders and hefty two-star load ratings.
The Galaxy LDSR 500 radial features a gear lug pattern, making it better suited for work in mines, quarries and on construction sites where there are rocky conditions. The tire was developed with a rugged, new compound for outstanding resistance to wear, cuts and chip damage. Shoulder tie bars minimize lug flexing to prevent cracking and heat generation on long cycles in the LDSR 500.
The Galaxy LDSR 510 radial, on the other hand, has a deep bar lug pattern making it perfect for muddy or sandy pits. It also features all-steel radial construction and cut-resistant compound, but its extra-deep lug tread pattern delivers high traction in mud and sand. This model was also built to make operators more comfortable, minimizing vibration during operations.
Dhananjay Bisht, product manager — earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America, says the company focused on compound chemistry to provide the innovative tires suitable for anywhere in the mine, quarry or on a construction site.
“Choices in tread pattern, construction and compound provide opportunities for equipment owners… to select the tires that will deliver the best performance and lowest cost per hour for the application,” he said.
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