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Sawmilling and wood pro­cess­ing has seen a resur­gence over the past cou­ple of years, with more op­ti­mism about their fu­ture. Just what they can ex­pect in the way of new tech­nol­ogy in the com­ing years was dis­cussed at the WoodTECH con­fer­ence in Ro­torua last month.

THE RANGE OF BKT FORESTRY TYRES AVAIL­ABLE THROUGH TRS Tyre and Wheel in New Zealand has now grown to three prod­uct lines.

Man­u­fac­tured in In­dia, BKT has been grow­ing rapidly in­ter­na­tion­ally as one of the world lead­ers of off-high­way tyres.

BKT has boosted its prod­uct range to in­clude more than 2,000 offhigh­way tyres, cov­er­ing al­most ev­ery pos­si­ble ap­pli­ca­tion, launch­ing around 150 new sizes an­nu­ally, with many of these be­ing in­cor­po­rated into the New Zealand line-up.

The com­pany has de­vel­oped a spe­cific prod­uct range of tyres for the forestry sec­tor, which are de­signed to han­dle the tough­est ter­rain, fo­cus­ing on strength, dura­bil­ity, load ca­pac­ity and sta­bil­ity.

TRS Tyre and Wheel says the BKT tyres are de­signed for a va­ri­ety of equip­ment, in­clud­ing for­warders, wheel load­ers and wheeled har­vesters.

TRS of­fers three of the distinct forestry prod­uct lines from BKT for the New Zealand mar­ket: Forestech, FS216 and F240. It says a com­mon fea­ture to each of the tyre lines is ex­tra­or­di­nary re­sis­tance to dam­age, which not only de­liv­ers ex­tended tyre life but also re­duces ma­chine down­time.

Forestech is the ideal tyre for for­warders with its strength and dura­bil­ity, even un­der the tough­est op­er­at­ing con­di­tions. Its sturdy bead and the re­in­forced shoul­der area en­sure high punc­ture re­sis­tance. It also has out­stand­ing trac­tion, a key re­quire­ment for for­warders work­ing in our con­di­tions. Three sizes are avail­able: 600/55-26.5, 710/45-26.5 and 750/55-26.5.

The FS216 fea­tures a tough cas­ing and tread with ex­tra­or­di­nary cut and tear re­sis­tance, mak­ing it the per­fect tyre for skid­ders. Dura­bil­ity, a re­in­forced tread and high punc­ture re­sis­tance are its strengths, along with ex­cel­lent trac­tion, top self-clean­ing prop­er­ties and high load ca­pac­ity. Eight sizes are of­fered, ei­ther in steel-belted or aramid­belted ver­sions: 18.4-26, 23.1p26, 28L-26, 18.4-30, 24.5-32, 30.5L32, DH 35.5L-32 and 18.4-34.

The F240 is the lat­est ad­di­tion to BKT’s forestry line-up, specif­i­cally de­signed for log­ging op­er­a­tions. Ex­cel­lent trac­tion, out­stand­ing self­clean­ing prop­er­ties and ex­cep­tional ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity are some of its main fea­tures. More­over, the spe­cial and su­pe­rior tread com­pound en­sures an ex­tended prod­uct life-cy­cle along with cut, wear and tear re­sis­tance. It comes in two sizes: 18-15.5 and 400-15.5.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the BKT forestry tyre range visit TRS on­line at www.trstyre­and­wheel.co.nz.


The BKT forestry tyre range has grown in New Zealand.

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