Two new, deep-tread L-5 Galaxy radial wheel loader/dozer tires from Yokohama Off-Highway Tires provide construction, quarry and mining operators with tough performers in both hard rock and muddy surfaces.
The all-steel Galaxy LDSR 500 and Galaxy LDSR 510 radial L-5s both feature extra-deep tread with cut-resistant compound, tread rubber depth for longer wear, high turn-up construction that reinforces their sidewalls for stability and comfort, buttressed shoulders and hefty two-star load ratings.
The Galaxy LDSR 500 radial features a gear lug pattern for work at the mine face or in rocky conditions, while the Galaxy LDSR 510 radial has a deep bar lug pattern for outstanding traction in mud and sand.
"With the new Galaxy LDSR 500 and LDSR 510 radials, we are providing innovative designs and compound chemistry for wheel loaders and earthmovers anywhere in the mine, quarry or construction site," said Dhananjay Bisht, product manager—earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. "Choices in tread pattern, construction and compound provide opportunities for equipment owners to work with their tire dealers to select the tires that will deliver the best performance and lowest cost per hour for the application. There is a Galaxy tire that is purpose-built for any condition."
At the face
With its massive gear lug tread, the Galaxy LDSR 500 radial is designed for operations in rocky conditions on wheel loaders and earth movers working at the face of mines and quarries, or at rock-strewn construction sites. The LDSR 500 features a rugged, new compound for resistance to wear, cuts and chip damage. Shoulder tie bars minimize lug flexing to prevent cracking and heat generation on long cycles in the LDSR 500.
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires has launched the Galaxy LDSR 500 in the 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 sizes, both with two-star load ratings, permitting loads of 25,300 pounds and 31,900 pounds per tire, respectively.
In the mud and sand
Like the LDSR 500, the Galaxy LDSR 510 L-5 also features all-steel radial construction and cut-resistant compound, but its extra-deep lug tread pattern delivers high traction in mud and sand. The LDSR 510 radial is also built to minimize vibration during operations, boosting productivity of operators and equipment.
The deep voids in the Galaxy LDSR 510 are optimized for self-cleaning, while specially engineered grooves in the lugs add grip and durability to the lugs.
"The Galaxy LDSR 510 is a traction tire, and it is tough enough to operate at wet or slick mine faces—the sort of application that can be a real challenge for conventional gear lug or rock tread loader tires," Bisht said. "It truly proves the rule that there is an ideal tire for any situation. The Galaxy LDSR 510 has been launched in the 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 sizes, all with two-star ratings.
Additional sizes for the LDSR 500 and LDSR 510, including 29-inch tires, are coming soon, according to Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America. For more information, contact your Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. representative or visit www.yokohama-oht.com.