COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has launched a radial tire, the Grip XLR MP55, for heavy-duty backhoe loaders, compact loaders and tele-handler applications.
"We recognize that construction machinery is getting more powerful, as builders strive for more productivity to effectively build for future generations, the Grip XLR MP55 will provide utmost dependability in performance, thus ensuring we actively support the construction and industrial industry," GRI CEO Mahesha Ranasoma said.
The company claims the tire's extra wide lugs provide "excellent" grip and greater stability, while the tread compound ensures resistance against wear and cuts, and the new tie bar design increases tire life and allows for longer working hours.
The company notes the "unique" inter-lug design of the Grip XLR MP55 — three steps in the lug at the center line — help prevent center-lug cracks when taking on heavy loads while also enabling higher traction for better productivity.
The Grip XLR MP55 is available in size 19.5L R24, with more sizes to be released soon.
The tire range available for loader applications also include, the Grip EX LT100 in size 12.5/80-18, Grip EX LT122 in size 14.9-24, Grip EX LT200 in size 15.5-25 and the Grip EX LT300 in size 9.00-16. Specifically designed for telehandler applications is the Grip EX TL200 in size 15.5/80-24.