Apollo Tyres has launched AWL 822, which according to the tyre maker, is the largest loader tyre manufactured in India. At the 12th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) 2014, in Kolkata the company, along with AWL 822, also unveiled the ALT 188 TX tyre, which is said to be the industry’s first traction tread design.

 The Apollo AWL 822 can be used for loaders and dozers in high-abrasion conditions, is manufactured using 1,300 kg of rubber, 700 kg of carbon black and silica, 200 kg of nylon fabric and 300 kg of other rubber chemicals. It has a size of 45/65-45 L5, with a special tread design with stone ejectors for protection. According to Apollo the new tyre has side protectors for improved resistance to shoulder and side wall cuts.

The Apollo ALT 188 TX is a unique and innovative traction tread design introduced in bias construction segment for slurry and muddy conditions. The tyre has a customised tread compound which provides good performance in challenging 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. AWL 822 and ALT 188 TX are being cured at Apollo’s Limda plant in Gujarat, which has one of the biggest curing presses available in Southeast Asia.


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