BKT’s PORTMAX range offers tires suitable for various port machinery

BKT’s range of port tires presents suitable solutions for the different machinery operating in port hubs, offering tires with specific characteristics and features for each application

BKT LyonTerminal PORTMAX PM 90 2BKT’s range of port tires offers solutions suitable for the different machinery operating. (Image source: BKT)

The essential characteristics for tires intended for port operations are resistance, maximum traction on dry and wet surfaces and high durability over time. In addition to their general needs, each machine operating in these environments has very specific characteristics and consequently tires must be meticulously designed.

Bridge cranes, for example, need solutions with very robust casings that can withstand the considerable weight of the machinery. Container handling vehicles, on the other hand, require tires that guarantee maximum operational efficiency and exceptional stability when lifting; in particular, for reach stackers, tires are needed that ensure optimal control in lifting mode. And again, terminal tractors, given the long distances they travel, require maximum resistance to wear and tear and excellent grip.

BKT’s range of port tires offers solutions suitable for the different machinery operating. BKT tires meet the needs of logistics and port handling and can operate on irregular and treacherous areas, worksites with rough cemented surfaces, and can lift heavy loads in complete safety. In particular, BKT’s PORTMAX radial range offers solutions that are suitable for these applications.

PORTMAX PM 90 is the radial tire designed for reach stackers and is equipped with multilayer steel belts which guarantee exceptional stability that is indispensable in the handling of high loads. The All-Steel structure offers maximum strength to the casing and an adequate distribution of loads on the ground. The special anti-static compound of this tire ensures high heat resistance and a prolonged life cycle, thanks to the ability to withstand impacts, cuts and wear and tear.

PORTMAX PM 93 PLUS is for straddle carriers, bridge and RTG cranes. It is particularly resistant and with a high load capacity and is the perfect radial tire for intermodal transport for straddle carriers. This solution guarantees the operator a more comfortable ride, without slippage, reducing fuel consumption.

PORTMAX PT 93 has been specifically developed for terminal tractors and is perfect for operations in ports and interports. The tread, designed with a special anti-static compound, offers particular resistance to wear and tear even in the most demanding situations, so as to minimise the frequency of replacement and the related vehicle downtime. It has excellent stability, driving comfort and prolonged durability.

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