Apollo Tyres launched AWL 822, the largest loader tyre
produced in India, at the ongoing 12th International Mining and Machinery
Exhibition (IMME) 2014 in Kolkata. The company also introduced ALT 188 TX tyre
with the industry’s first traction tread design at the exhibition. AWL 822,
used for loaders and dozers in high-abrasion conditions, is manufactured using
1300 kg Rubber, 700 kg Carbon Black & Silica, 200 kg Nylon Fabric and 300
kg of other rubber chemicals. With a size of 45/65-45 L5, the tyre has a
special tread design with stone ejectors for protection & trouble free
service and side protector for improved resistance to shoulder and sidewall
cuts. ALT 188 TX is a unique and innovative 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 &
exceptional structural stability under extreme conditions. AWL 822 and ALT 188
TX 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. International
Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) is India's largest trade fair dedicated
to the mining industry, which is organised by Confederation of Indian
Industries (CII). (
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