Mobile cranes perform various tasks in the industrial, construction and infrastructure fields. They can usually travel at high speeds and reach 80 km/h. For this reason, it is very important that the tires that equip these machines work at lower temperatures and it is therefore ideal to use radial products.
The tires must be suitable for applications on both roads and highways and on the more aggressive and uneven terrain of worksites.
Besides flexibility, the key element required of these products is clearly robustness as well as resistance and durability.
Finally, a mobile crane tire must ensure excellent performance in terms of speed and comfort on the road. They must have perfect traction and maneuverability, even in the most extreme conditions.
BKT tires for mobile cranes are designed and built specifically to face the challenges of the most demanding jobs, when heavy loads are being transported on a range of surfaces.
In order to obtain high performance in terms of productivity and safety, BKT has developed products that provide great stability during pick-up and transport.
In addition, all the tires in the specific BKT ranges for mobile cranes are equipped with a robust structure in steel and particularly cut-resistant compounds to guarantee long duration. The structure is, of course, suitable for high speed during movements on roads and motorways.
Currently BKT offers two different product lines dedicated to mobile cranes, even if the portfolio is particularly wide and aimed also at other types of cranes and industrial or construction machinery.
Both the ranges are radial and classified with the speed indices “E” and “F”.
AIROMAX AM 27 is particularly suitable for movements on roads and highways which require high resistance to wear and tear, although maintaining excellent traction and resistance on the more aggressive and uneven terrain of worksites.
It has been made with a casing and belts in steel layers to guarantee robustness and resistance. The side and tread compounds are highly resistant to cuts and tears. It can also resist very high temperatures and dissipate the heat created during high-speed road movements. It is currently available in five different sizes: 385/95 R 24, 385/95 R 25, 445/95 R 25, 505/95 R 25 and finally 525/80 R 25.
AIROMAX AM 543 is particularly suitable for cranes used in the construction sector, thanks to its guarantee of excellent traction and great stability.
The deep and knobby tread guarantees excellent performance on rough terrain, ensuring excellent protection to the tire structure. Given that it is subjected to great stress and used in extreme conditions, this tire has been designed to resist severe stress, a fundamental characteristic for this type of machinery and application. It is currently available in three sizes: 385/95 R 24, 385/95 R 25 and 445/95 R 25.