Front tire for reach stackers

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

In a busy terminal, tire stability and long service life are key factors in making the work safe and efficient for reach stackers, forklifts and log stackers.

The Nokian Tyres HTS G2 harbor tire family has been developed for this purpose.  Nokian Tyres HTS G2 L-5S, has been developed for reach stacker front axle use.

The new reach stacker front axle tire in the size 18.00-25 is made for long, busy working days on grinding tarmac or concrete.

“In a heavy reach stacker front tire use, the smooth, extra-deep slow-wearing tread lasts up to 35% longer than our previous comparable tire – depending on your location and application”, says Kimmo Kekki, product manager at Nokian Tyres. “Add the stable, steady handling, high load-bearing capacity, and excellent puncture resistance to the package, and you have a real efficiency booster in your hands!”

The Nokian Tyres HTS G2 series of port and terminal tires has been designed specifically for high stability and load-bearing capacity in mind.

“Particular attention has been paid to the tire flexing area, which benefits from our special shock-absorbing rubber compound used in the tire carcass”, says Kekki. “All Nokian Tyres HTS G2 tires use bias tire technology that has now been further developed for the benefit of the new tire.”

The Nokian Tyres HTS G2 L-5S is designed specifically for front axle use. This enables even thicker tread than the previous L-4S models, resulting in a longer service life. The rubber compound that has already proven its value in previous models both wears slowly and resists puncture damage, preventing unexpected downtime.

“It all comes down to the cost per hour”, Kimmo Kekki says. “Longer tire life means lower cost of ownership, which helps to keep the operation competitive.”

Safety and sustainability

In addition to optimized cost per hour, premium harbor tires with excellent handling properties can improve working safety and the sustainability of the entire operation.

“The longer the tire tread lasts, the more efficiently the entire tire will be utilized resulting in less waste”, says Kimmo Kekki. “What’s more, the entire Nokian Tyres manufacturing process is optimized for efficient use of energy and materials.”

All Nokian Tyres harbor tires are designed and manufactured in Nokia, Finland.

The new Nokian Tyres HTS G2 L-5S tire is now available.