Rounding Out Your Tire Selection

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires

BFGoodrich, Greenville, S.C., offers on/off road products for selected waste applications. The DR665 drive tire and ST565 all-position tire are designed to offer sturdy construction and compounding in a value tire, the company says. Both have added sidewall protection and are made from a chip- and cut-resistant compound, BFGoodrich says. During the fourth quarter of 2001, BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires also will be introducing a 315/80R22.5 size addition to the ST565 product line. This tire is rated at 9,090 pounds in single and 8,160 pounds in dual, at 130 pounds per square inch (psi).


Bridgestone's R296 radial is designed to allow waste haulers to run 20,000-pound-rated front axles without having to use wide-base tires, according to the Nashville, Tenn.-based company. In the 315/80R22.5 size, the R296 can carry 10,000 pounds per tire in single configurations, and 9,090 pounds per tire as part of a dual assembly, the company says.

Inovex Industries

Inovex Industries Inc., Sterling, Va., has introduced a new line of the Ride-On Tire Protection System (TPS) tire sealant formulas designed to improve sealing capability, corrosion inhibitors, resistance to extreme temperatures, high-speed tolerances, balancing and compatibility with retreading, the company says. TPS uses a gel-like compound to help prevent leaks and seal punctures caused by nails, screws, glass and other road debris up to ΒΌ-inch in diameter, according to the company. It is available in 5-formulas for: commercial high-speed vehicles, off-road vehicles, passenger and light trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. It comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Michelin Earthmover

The XZSL Stabil'X from Michelin Earthmover, Greenville, S.C., is a steel-belted radial tire for skid-steer loaders. It features a steel casing and special rubber compounds designed to increase resistance to cuts and abrasions for fewer flats and longer tread life, the company says. The XZSL also features an aggressive, non-directional tread pattern to reduce marks on concrete and pavement, according to the company. It is available in three sizes: 10R16.5, 12R16.5 and 27X8.5 R15.

Michelin North America

Michelin North America, Greenville, S.C., has introduced a new generation steer tire for the waste industry. The 315/80R22.5 XZY-2 S LRL is rated at 10,000 pounds per tire at 55 miles per hour, and has a redesigned bead to improve mounting and dismounting, according to the company. Additionally, Michelin offers a family of on/off road products suited to the sanitation/waste industry. In standard sizes, they are: the XDY-2, featuring a deep 30/32 tread with wide shoulder grooves for traction; and the XZY-2 for all positions. Both feature rubber compounds designed to resist cuts and abrasion from scrub, the company says.


SETCO, Idabel, Okla., manufactures tire and rim assemblies for over-the-road equipment including skid steers to large wheel loaders. Tires are made from a rubber compound and feature various molded tread designs for wet and abusive environments, the company says. The Soft Ride uses dual rubber compounds to provide drivers with a more cushioned ride than the Junk Yard Dog assembly, SETCO says.

Toyo Tires

The M-127 free-rolling-axle radial tire from Toyo Tire Corp., Cypress, Calif., is designed for commercial trucks. The M-127 was developed through Toyo's dynamic simulation optimized contact (DSOC II), a computerized simulation of tire behavior under a variety of operational conditions. Features include a full-depth differential groove designed to reduce the occurrence of irregular wear on the shoulder ribs; steel-cord wire-chafer reinforced bead designed to protect the bead from damages; four-belt construction to protect against cutting and impact breaks; and special compounding and advanced design to protect against heat and stress, according to the company.

Patricia-Anne Tom is Waste Age's managing editor.

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