McLaren Industries Inc. introduced a full range of OTR tire sizes for its Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire series both for the OEM and to the retail market.
McLaren’s Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire series integrates the strength and stability of a solid tire with the smooth, cushioned ride of a pneumatic tire, said the company. With its lower cost/hour the Nu-Air tire has become widely known as the smart alternative to foam filled tires and regular pneumatic tires, the company added.
“Originally skid-steer loaders and some backhoes were eligible for solid cushion tires,” said George Zafirov, marketing manager for McLaren Industries. “For years OEMs and equipment users have been reporting higher equipment productivity and reduced maintenance costs derived from the usage of such tires. The continuous positive results and the numerous inquiries about other tire sizes motivated McLaren’s R&D department to invest in new tire sizes, and apply the semi-pneumatic tire technology for heavy construction equipment as well.”
The OTR solid cushion tires are not only a smart alternative to foam filled or solid tires, but to the heavy and expensive tire chains preferred by many mining companies, notes McLaren. The flat proof technology eliminates the need for tire prevention, while the extra weight of the tires provides the stability that is crucial on any harsh terrain, continued the manufacturer.