If you are operating a wheel loader or even a wheel grader and are in need of excellent traction even during winter conditions, then Nokian Hakkapeliitta Loader could be the perfect tire for your earthmoving or road maintenance equipment. If you need to make sure that your equipment can be used all year round without any delay, then you will need to have tires that can handle snow, that is if you live in an area that might have some snow at some point of the year.
Roads still need to be maintained all year round and even there are some ways that make it easier to get some of the roadwork done during the wintertime. Then you have the infrastructure points that need to operate all year round, like harbor ports and airports, which need to have machines that can move around even if you have snow or ice on the ground and then you have to be able to effective clear the areas of snow as it falls. Not all earthmoving tires for loaders will be able to handle the winter conditions and will not be able to provide the necessary grip needed, this will slow down your operation or even making it come to a stand still. Heavy equipment that end up having tires that become hard and lose the majority of its grip will become dangerous as they can easily skid and lose all its control, that can make them dangerous projectiles.
The Nokian Hakkapeliitta Loader is basically a winter tire that can be studded if you need even better grip on icy surfaces. It is made with a special rubber compound and has more rubber in the tread, so that it can create better grip and will also thus last longer for longer service life. The tread also has an open tread design so that they can have good self-cleaning properties to avoid losing traction due to mud getting stuck in the tread.
You will need loader tires that can handle winter conditions and loaders with winter tires can effectively help in any snow clearing operations. So you can effectively use the loader to clear the area for other vehicles, so that the operations can continue without any disruption due to bad weather.
Radial tires are often used in farming. Radial tires have the advantage that they have softer sidewalls and provide a more comfortable driving experience. You often want radial flotation tires to ensure that you have a low surface pressure. Low surface pressure is beneficial for the planted fields as compaction of the soil has a negative impact on the yield of crops. Tractors with its tractor tires nowadays also require faster transition driving than before, so the tires have to be able to perform in roads as well as on the fields. They also have to be able to carry heavier loads due to the new heavier equipment. All this is inline with what makes radial tires better.
If you invest in good quality agricultural tires, then you know what you will save money in the long term as you will have lower rolling resistance, which leads to lower fuel costs, the tires will last longer and have less impact on the soil, so that the yield will be higher. The environmental impact will also be lower if the fuel consumption is lower and that the output is higher. For your farm you will want all this and you want to also make sure that you have superior grip so that you can avoid irritating slippage.
If the farm is in areas that will experience winter you will also take that into consideration. You will need to evaluate if you will need all year round tires of specific winter tires. This will depend on how much road driving and potentially snow clearing work you will do during the winter season. Some tires can handle roads very well during the winter with excellent winter grip.
For your safety as you drive on public roads you will need to ensure that you have tires that can handle winter condition. You might actually be left along people who have ended up in the ditch with their cars due to bad weather or bad winter tires and have to use the tractor to pull them out of the ditch. Tractors are great in the winter in clearing snow if you have the correct snowplough or a loader attachment. It can help you clear all your pathways around the farm and also help other clear other people areas against compensation to gain some extra financial income to the farm.
If your fleet covers territories that will have winter weather during the year, it is wise to ensure that at least some of your trucks have been fitted with winter approved commercial tires. There are all-weather tires or then full-fledged winter tires that can be used. As it is not as easy to change tires on a large truck than it is with a car, operators often prefer to have tires that can operate for all weather conditions.
Some countries that your fleet might end up visiting could require the use of winter tires and when it comes to winter approvals, it is not enough with a M+S marking, but they do need to have the 3-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol on the tire’s sidewall. If it is mandatory you don’t only have to fulfill the safety requirements but also the legal requirements. Even if there are no legislations for winter tires, one should always strive for the safest option during winter conditions. This requires that you will need to use winter tires to ensure that you can drive safely and without any delays or accidents.
Accidents due to weather can often be avoided by having better tires. Accidents will cause delays, possible injuries and damages to the products carried and damages to the truck and trailer. This will further cause delays, possible damage to the reputation of the business and should be avoided. You avoid it by getting truck tires that can handle the conditions. If you are driving the long distance you also need proper long haul tires, that will not wear out too quickly and will have low rolling resistance to minimize the wear and also the fuel consumption.
If you get your fleet perfectly streamlined with the right tires for the right conditions, then you should be able to reduce your overall tire costs. You should have less downtime; fewer tire changes, less problems and less downtime. This is where the real impact starts becoming visible and since good quality tires also lead to lower fuel consumption, which can have a further impact to improving the business. It is however clear that a wrong selection can be very expensive and cause even severe consequences and the optimal selection can be very profitable and lower your overall costs.
Tires can impact your business in several ways. They are on your equipment to ensure that the job can actually get done. They are there to ensure that the machines are able to operate in challenging environments and have sufficient grip not to slow you down. In addition to that, they should provide the safety, to keep you safely on the surface, keep you out of accidents and ensure that the tires don’t explode. Then finally they should make sure that your operation runs smoothly without any major interruptions due to tire related problems, breakdowns, delays or other problems that can cause delays or add costs. This puts a lot of importance on the tires in terms of reliability, durability and safety and the ability to provide low cost of ownership, so that a lot of money isn’t spend on replacement, repairs or wasted on downtime.
If your operation is struggling, it might be worth looking over if the tires are causing you problems and account for a high share of the costs or if downtime is a big part of your problems. High quality commercial tires will be the starting point for reducing your problems, secondly you will need to ensure that you have the correct tire selection for the challenges that you face during the projects, what are the desired features you need. You be best of to carefully study the choices that can be found in the technical tire manual, to ensure that you have matched the right tire for the equipment that you have and the work environment.
So the question if it is mining tires, forest tires or agricultural tires, it is not relevant, as they all require as much attention to the selection process and the wrong selection can become costly for all the industries, albeit sometime more for certain industries. The more challenging it is to care for problems, the more costly it will be. Mining and forestry tires are more challenging to repair deep in mines or deep in the forest that it is to attend to a farming tractor tire, so this needs to be taken into account when making the selection. However a farming tire that compacts the soil and reduces the yield, can be disastrous to the profitability of a farm.
Some of the tires in ports and terminals are very difficult to change, as they might be mounted under big cranes, as is the case with RTG-tires and straddle carrier tires. These are tires that are very expensive to change, so you want to ensure that they can handle all the different season without problems and that they are durable and will last. Since the ports and terminals are around the clock operations, there is no time for breakdowns that can slow you down.
The different machines will need very different tires and they will have very different properties to fulfill their tasks to ensure a high output and productivity during the work shift. The most visible tires are the tires on all the trailers and then the terminal tractor tires. The terminal tractors are used to move around the trailers around the ports and terminals before they are picked up or after they have been dropped off. This require that the container trailers have to be moved around in small spaces with good turning response and since the terminal tractors are low to ensure that they can manage in cramped spaces.
The tires on the trailers are normal truck tires, but specially designed for trailers, as truck tires are different for the steering and driving axle of the trucks. They are built for the long haul ensuring that the containers and the goods they contain will get to its destination without problems related to the tires. The main tire problems tend to be caused by low tire pressure. For trailers that are picked up it can be difficult to know if the tires are already in good condition and the same goes if the tires are approved for winter conditions, in case the transport enters countries where commercial winter tires are mandatory.
It can be worth checking the technical tire manual to ensure that you know the recommended tire pressure for all the tires that you will find within the port and terminal and also making sure that the correct tire is selected for the application where they will be used. You will need to ensure that the tires can handle the load, within the range where they can operate. All this information and more can be found in the manual.
There is currently only one radial forest tire available for
cut to length (CTL) forestry and that is the Nokian Forest Rider, which can be
used on all CTL machines that has the same dimension of tires in case you want
These tires will improve the grip on your forwarder or harvester as you work through hard conditions. If you need new forwarder or harvester tires, make sure to consider these.
They have some of the best driving comfort of any forestry tires as you drive through rough terrain with stumps
and rocks. These tires enable you to drive and work at higher speed, which can
They exhibit a very wide contact area, which makes gives it
a lower surface pressure than a conventional bias tire. This is beneficial both
from the point of view that the impact on the terrain is reduced causing less
stress and then it improves your driving properties as you don’t sink when you
drive over soft surfaces.
Regardless if you need chains or tracks, the Nokian Forest
rider performs great. With tracks they even perform better than traditional
diagonal forestry tires. They can
ensure that you can get up those challenging hills regardless if there is rain,
mud or snow.
These forestry tires have some of the best puncture
resistant due to its patented side-puncture protection and its steel
reinforcement, makes them have enough steel to meet any challenge in the
For long trouble free service life, here you have an
extremely durable tire that can help keep your operation up and running and
improve productivity while also saving cost for your overall operations. This
will also keep the workers more comfortable and satisfied.
For the winter season it is recommended that you use winter-approved all-weather tires, a year-round tire you can use in all weather conditions, whether there is winter or summer weather. When the temperature drops they act as winter tires and at high temperatures they act as summer tires.
It is important to understand that despite the name, all-season tires should not be used during wintertime. They are to be used in all seasons except the winter season. All-season tires, just like summer tires, become hard at low temperatures, as the rubber used is not optimized for low temperatures. Hard rubber can’t create the same grip and traction as soft tires.
Originally the reason for getting an SUV or 4-wheel drive vehicle was for off-road driving. This is not so much the reason anymore; however, many people still like to have the possibility to drive theirs car off-road occasionally. Some people even like the look of big knobby mud tires, but the truth is that if most of your driving is city driving then these kinds of tires might not be the best choice. There are tires today that allow for driving off road while handling excellently on asphalt and regular freeway driving, giving you the ability to do both.
The Nokian Rotiiva HT SUV has one of the most advanced highway tread designs with industry-leading technology. It is an ultra-quiet and study tire that provides comfort and safety. It handles well on asphalt and gravel alike and is crafted to handle light off-road conditions. It makes use of many new innovations that keep the main grooves clean thereby improving hydroplaning properties while extending the tire life by preventing stone drilling.
Other innovations used in these tires are the all new high-modulus tread compound, stone ejectors, silent groove design, Silent Sidewall technology, polished grooves and low rolling resistance, which makes it an environmentally friendly tire. With its staggered lateral grooves, it can handle any weather as it removes water with ease and maintains a good grip on the road, thereby ensuring good handling of the SUV. Aramid Sidewall technology is one of the strongest sidewall compounds on the market and allows this tire to be incredibly durable and able to resist both cuts and impacts thanks to strong aramid fibers. In fact, this same material is used in the aerospace and defense industries. Groove lifts that are shaped between the tread blocks on the outer shoulder area improve precision and steering feel, especially when driving fast around corners. Circumferential grooves located on the tire’s shoulders allow for improved lateral grip while reducing rolling resistance.
Whether you choose all-season or SUV all-weather tires, if the intention is to drive off-road or on gravel and rocky roads it is important to have a high-quality tire that features new innovations like stone ejectors and Aramid Sidewall technology. Both are made to make off-road driving safer.
Tire manufacturers cater to the SUV market by producing more and more high-performance quality SUV tires for all seasons. It seems like these days you see more SUVs than passenger cars on the market. In fact, in 1999 U.S sales of SUVs and light trucks exceeded sales of regular passenger cars for the first time. Most people don’t own an SUV for its four-wheel drive capabilities, but rather for the additional space and even status. However, some studies have shown that SUVs are safer than sedans.
To optimize the performance of your SUV, it is important to have high-quality tires. The Nokian zLine A/S SUV is designed to offer safety and performance while providing a luxurious driving experience throughout the year. These SUV all-season tires are made to support heavier SUVs while maintaining excellent handling and stability. Designed with high-end sport SUVs in mind, the tire’s Silent Sidewall technology offers a peaceful, controlled driving experience. Aramid Sidewall technology allows for increased protection against impact and cuts thanks to strong aramid fibers, the same ones that are used in the aerospace industries, rendering the tires resistant to punctures.
If you live in an area with potential severe winter weather, you might consider SUV all-weather tires like the Nokian WR G4 SUV, a rugged yet high-performance tire apt to handle all weather conditions throughout the year with the advantage of the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol that certifies it for use on winter roads. Heavier SUVs need good tires to allow for good grip and traction, especially when faced with snow or ice. It allows for great handling and grip no matter what road conditions so you can enjoy safe comfortable handling not matter what the forecast gives. This allows for an enjoyable ride whether on asphalt or snow packed roads. These tires combine safety and performance for fast driving throughout the year.
Whether choosing SUV all-season tires or SUV all-weather tires or even dedicated SUV winter tires in the winter, it is important to choose a high-performing tire if you want to get the most out of your SUV.
If you live in an area with severe winters and possibly unpredictable weather leading up to winter, you might be better off equipping your car with all-weather tires. The reason for this is that all-weather tires are made to handle anything from dry asphalt to snow and ice on the road. In many areas of the United States winters can come with little warning, which can be quite dangerous if you are not equipped with proper tires. In areas like this you would be better off with all-weather tires, as they are rated for winter use.
The Nokian WR G4 is a high performing true all-weather tire that retains predictable grip all year long on wet and snowy roads. This will give you the peace of mind to handle any abrupt changes in season. It will allow for better handling on black ice which can appear during morning hours in the fall. New innovations and its all-weather dual performance compound ensures excellent wear resistance and fuel savings. Blade Grooves allow for proper routing of rain, snow and slush to keep proper contact with the surface, thereby protecting from hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can also happen with slush that is present after snow melts. This is fairly common when the snow falls and quickly melts due to warmer weather in the daytime.
If the area where you live does not have winters and
enjoys milder seasonal changes, then all-season tires might be a possibility.
Rain is probable, since it’s the one thing that is fairly common in the fall no
matter where you live. This, in combination with wind, makes the choice of good
tires an important one. Every driver needs a good set of tires that can handle
rain and remain stable in high winds. The good news is that with the new
innovations in all-season tires, they come well equipped to handle most weather
conditions in three seasons of the year.
All-season tires are a great option for all year-round driving, including the fall, if you live in an area without winters. All-weather tires are a better choice for year-round driving in areas with severe winter weather, ensuring proper handling on snow and ice as well. The weather in your area should help you decide which tires to choose.