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OTR tyres for mining applications at AIMEX

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article image A BKT tyre for mining applications

TFI Earth mover , a sector-specific division of Tradefaire International, will show a range of OTR radial, bias and resilient tyres for mining applications on Stand H1084 at AIMEX.
TFI Earthmover was set up to supply the Australian mining, construction and quarry sector by Tradefaire International – the Australian importer for India-based tyre specialist BKT.
It distributes tyres from both BKT and Taiwan-based TY Cushion Tyre.
James Saunders, Tradefaire International’s managing director, said the company worked closely with its suppliers, from concept and manufacturing through to distribution and fitting to ensure it delivers tyres that meet the needs of the market and are competitively priced.
BKT, which has designed and manufactured tyres for more than 17 years, releases more than 150 new sizes every year.
“Even though BKT is still a new player in this market, machine owners and operators are already starting to specify its tyres ahead of more well known brands, as they’re finding that the cost-per-hour is exceptional.
TY Cushion supplies resilient (solid) tyres for underground mining applications, including personnel carriers and coal trams.
Tradefaire International Sales Manager Steve Ryan said one customer has been achieving very good results with TY tyres for coal trams at Xstrata's Tahmoor mine.
“At 70 per cent of tyre wear, the tyres have lasted 3500 hours,” he said. 
“This equates to the tyre lasting more than three years, compared with conventional pneumatic tyres which last just six to nine months. 

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