They may be ‘tyred’ but they’ve got plenty of life!
The alliance that makes a difference to operating costs
THERE ARE two names in the forestry and agricultural business that seem to have been around for quite a while and are also associated with success. They are Tyres4u and Alliance Tyres.
Tyres4U, Australia’s leading independent tyre distributor, is now in its 27th year. The business has imported Alliance tyres for over 20 years, initially from Israel and for over five years also from their two new factories in India. The three factories gave Alliance the scale of economies to provide the latest high technology tyres from Israel, renowned for research and development, together with India’s lower costs to allow Alliance to offer competitively priced tyres for price conscious users.
The Alliance Tyre Group, with annual sales of over A$700m, was purchased by Yokohama in 2016.
Tyres4U’s specialist Farm, Forestry & OTR national sales manager in Australia is Graham Jones. Alliance has a technical engineer in Australia, George Kesson assisting Graham with Alliance tyre training and after sales service for dealers, contractors and other users.
The best way to illustrate a product’s acceptance and trust is through the users. Following are a few comments from forest contractors around the world...
Michel Poral, forestry services contractor Auvergne, France.
With over 42 years of experience, Michel owns a HSM 904Z skidder which runs on four Alliance F-345 tires, size 30.5-32 18 PR. Since purchasing the skidder, he has used it for over 4700 hours without any problems. “During all that time I’ve been using the Alliance tires, we had only one puncture. It is far better than any other tyre I ever used in my 42 year career. We also no longer need to use chains to get good traction in the mud. The F-345 tires just does the job without them”
Lothar Kappus, Operator of a leading forestry business in Germany.
The company is a modern forestry business with approval of RAL, Germany’s Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification. The company’s team of qualified young professionals works with special forestry tractors and forwarders to handle all kind of forestry terrain. All their machines are powered by environmentally friendly bio hydraulic oil. On their Welt Welte W115 Log Skidder the company uses Alliance 331 forestry tyres, size 600/6030.5. This 150bhp machine is also driven on roads up to 30kms to move between job sites. The tyres have now been in use for more than 14000 hours without any problem. The remaining tread depth of 13-15mm will provide more hours of service.
Alliance’s forestry tyres are ranked among the top in extremely demanding forestry work.. This was well proven by the Alliance 344 Forestar, in the forests of Germany, where it was subject to heavy duty job in a log forwarder. The 870/45– 26.5 20PR tyres were used in tough forestry conditions on slopes with full load. Even after more than 800 hours in such tough conditions, the tires have suffered absolutely no damage on the sidewall or lugs.
Thierry Dejana John Deere 810D ECOIII.
This machine is fitted with four 16 ply rating tires with the size 600/50-22.5. They have seen more than 600 hours of tough forestry work on this JD Forwarder. The tires have more than 40 to 41 mm of tread depth still available. John Deere1110D ECOIII. This JD forwarder has completed more than 7651 hours of service. The set of four 20 ply rating tyres fitted in are 710/4526.5. The F-344 tyres have completed a gruelling
700 hours of work, with about 41 to 43 mm of tread still left, proving the toughness of the tires. The machine operators expressed satisfaction in the performance of the tyres, and were particularly pleased with the tyres’ traction, self-cleaning and stability factors.
Alliance 344 series tyres.
Alliance 345 series tyres.