Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has launched two new material handling tires in the United States under its Globestar tire program.
The introduction of the Globestar Wide Tread (WT) and XPT SS, a skid-steer tire, has been spearheaded by Gary Stevens, GRI’s president of sales for material handling tires. Both tires feature advanced compounds formulated Sri Lankan natural rubber that ensures high abrasion resistance and extensive tire life.
“Both Globestar WT and XPT SS were designed and developed to ensure assured performance,” Stevens said about the tires. “These tires offer the user greater cost efficiency and maximum value. GRI prides itself in the development of high-performance material handling tires and these new products have now taken GRI’s portfolio to the next level.”
The Globestar WT was developed after GRI found the market had an increasing need for wide-tread tires to support the demands of high load carrying capacity, extensive tire life and enhanced stability. The tread width provides higher contact area and lower tire distortion when turning and sharp cornering for greater steadiness. The tire was developed as a universal tire, designed to be one of the widest in the industry, that delivers a high level of performance.
The XPT SS is a premium pneumatic skid-steer tire developed for demanding use and designed with extra deep directional tread and curved for traction and durability. This tire also features an extra thick sidewall, built to reduce stress cracking and deflect debris to protect the tire. Its lug design and self-cleaning terrace maximize tread cleanout for off-road traction. The tire is designed to maximize surface exposure so that any heat generated is dispelled swiftly, which enhances the runtime and durability of the tire.