Featuring more than 10 years of field testing and continuous improvements of the tire structure, 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, the company said. With its lower cost per hour, the Nu-Air tire is an alternative to foam-filled tires and regular pneumatic tires.
Until now, only OEMs had access to a limited off-the-road (OTR) range of tire sizes. McLaren now introduces the full range both to the OEM and retail market.
“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.”
Particularly unique is the RT pattern for size 20.5 x 25. It has been developed precisely for problematic surfaces, where rocks, scrap and debris give trouble to even the most experienced operators.
McLaren Industries Inc., www.mclarenindustries.com