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August 22, 2016, 9:44 pm

Komatsu Launches Ultra Class Mining Truck

With a payload capacity of 362 tonnes, the 980E-4 is powered by a Komatsu SSDA18V170 Tier 2 engine, rated at 2611 kW which in combination with GE Mining’s dual IGBT electric drive system provides a top speed of 64 kilometre per hour.

According to Scott Harrington, Komatsu Australia’s national product manager, mining, this engine provides one of the lowest brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC) in this truck class.

Applications for this truck include iron ore, coal and other resources requiring bulk material movement when matched to large loading tools, to deliver the lowest possible cost-per-tonne.

August 22, 2016, 8:11 pm

Martins Industries Offer 96-inch Inflation Cage

Martins Industries is now offering an OTR tire safety cage – the MIC-OTR-96.

Measuring at 96-inches, the cage has been designed, tested and manufactured to exceed OSHA standards for inflation to 130 PSI.

August 8, 2016, 9:08 pm

Yokohama develops new underground machine tyres

Yokohama have released the latest addition to the Y67 off-the-road line of tyres for underground mining.

The Y67 comes in three new tread patterns and are available in sizes 36×11-15 24-ply, 32×15-15 28-ply, 35×15-15 32-ply and 38×16-15 36-ply.
August 8, 2016, 9:05 pm

Latin America"s first OTR tyre recycling plant opened

Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America’s first OTR tyre recycling plant, according to local news agency EFE. The plant aims to export part of its production to other countries in the region and to Asia. Commercial contacts have reportedly already been made for exporting the crumb rubber to South Korea, Chile and Brazil.
August 8, 2016, 9:00 pm

Continental returns to OTR tire market in Canada, U.S.

Continental will re-enter the OTR/earthmover segment of Commercial Specialty Tires in the Americas markets, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as Brazil and Andean markets.
April 19, 2016, 6:17 pm

Tytec to offer innovative OTR recycling method

Tytec Recycling, a new company based in Perth, announced Wednesday that it would open the world’s first environmentally-friendly off the road tire recycling operation this year.

The facility will employ a new Edison Award-winning technology to make high-quality marketable steel, diesel oil and carbon out of the old earthmoving tires used in mining and agriculture.
April 19, 2016, 6:11 pm

Yokohama to purchase OTR Tire maker Alliance

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has struck a deal to buy off-road tire maker Alliance Tire Group for $1.18 billion, expanding Yokohama’s OTR tire business measurably and putting the Japanese maker into the agricultural tire sector for the first time.

Yokohama’s deal is with global investment firm KKR & Co. L.P. and other concerned parties to purchase all of the shares of Mumbai, India-based Alliance Tire Group. The acquisition is expected to be finalized on July 1, 2016, after completion of all necessary closing procedures, including regulatory approvals, YRC said.
April 19, 2016, 6:07 pm

Triangle Tyre joins the "63-inch" Club

The list of 63-inch OTR tyre manufacturers may be a short one, but one further name has now been added – Triangle.

The Chinese tyre maker reports completing its first 63-inch tyre at the Triangle (Weihai) Huasheng Tire Co., Ltd plant on 28 March. The occasion was witnessed by Triangle Group chairman Ding Yuhua, senior company management and members of the press.
March 14, 2016, 3:08 pm

The Quiet Giant

In 2015, the giant OTR tire segment experienced low demand in north America and globally. Several tire manufacturers reported a flat 2015 and expect the market to remain much the same in the coming year.

“The North American mining tire market has been impacted by the ongoing slowdown in global mining operations. Production has been soft since 2013, and customers in all minerals saw lower-than-normal operating levels through 2015,” says Taylor Cole, president of OTR at Bridgestone Americas. “The OTR marketplace remained mostly flat in 2015 and is expected to be similar in 2016.”
March 3, 2016, 8:10 pm

The Internet of Mining Things delivers the next wave of productivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing the connectedness of people and things on a scale that once was unimaginable. The magnitude of this evolution is momentous with more than 80 billion Internet-connected devices projected to be in use in 2024, up from less than 20 billion in 2014. When we then couple the data produced, and processes involved, in the interaction of things-to-things and things with people, what results is a powerful model upon which to drive the digitisation and transformation of companies, industries and whole nations.