Report 10/DEC/2014: Apollo Tyres has introduced the largest ever loader tyre in India at the 12th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) 2014 in Kolkata. The company also launched its second product, the ALT 188 TX tyre with the industry\'s first traction tread design at the same event. The AWL 822 is manufactured using 1300kg rubber, 700kg carbon black and silica, 200kg nylon fabric and 300kg of other rubber chemicals. With a size of 45/65-45 L5, the tyre has a special tread design with stone ejectors for protection and trouble free service and side protector for improved resistance to shoulder and sidewall cuts. The company also introduced its second product the ALT 188 TX tyre at the same event. The tyre has been created using a traction tread design introduced in bias construction segment for slurry and muddy conditions.
It has a customised tread compound which provides excellent performance in varying mine conditions, wider grooves towards the shoulder which reduce the chances of stone entrapment and superior and enduring carcass for high load carrying capacity and exceptional structural stability under extreme conditions. Both these tyres are being cured at Apollo\'s Limda plant, in the state of Gujarat, which has one of the biggest curing presses available in Southeast Asia.