They may be ‘tyred’ but they’ve got plenty of life!

The al­liance that makes a dif­fer­ence to op­er­at­ing costs

Australian Forests and Timber - - HAULAGE -

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.

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