Trelleborg Wheel Systems, market leader in industrial tires, announces plans for the global roll out of its Brawler range of large off-the-road solid tires.
The Brawler range includes specialist tires for the most demanding environments of waste, recycling and underground mining. The range perfectly complements Trelleborg’s existing range of premium tires for materials handling applications and develops the company’s already successful presence in the construction segment.
Roberto Zampieri, Construction Business Development Manager Europe for Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Industrial Tires, says: "Brawler is particularly suited to the waste and recycling industries. Many customers in these industries are making the switch from either pneumatics or foam filled pneumatics to solid tires on large applications. Sites often operate 24/7 and require tires that last longer, need little maintenance and deliver the best ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ over their whole life.
"The Brawler Solidflex range was developed to maximize user comfort without compromising life or performance. It uses a patented elliptical hole pattern in the side wall, allowing for much greater deflection over broken terrain; vital for applications where drivers are working on rough ground."
The Brawler range is well known across North America where it is used extensively in the scrap metal and waste industries as well as in underground mining. It offers superior performance for construction machinery including loaders, backhoes, skid steers, telehandlers and material handlers and is available in wheel sizes from 20 inch skid steer up to 35 inch for wheel loaders.
Trelleborg is an established global market leader in the production of solid tires for the materials handling industry and has in recent years moved into the construction segment with a range of pneumatic tires and rubber tracks designed to meet the requirements of the replacement market. Trelleborg’s strength in the construction segment was bolstered in late 2012 by the acquisition of Maine Industrial Tire, the US based producer of industrial and construction tires. The addition of the large OTR range to the portfolio adds another dimension to the company’s offering to the market.
Brawler will be on display at the Kal Tire stand, number OA210A, at the Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Solution exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, England, from 10 to 12 September, 2013.