For forestry tires, Nokian Tyres have the best and most complete range of tires and they are the global market leader in forestry tires. They have tires for both cut to length and full tree forestry work.
They have a range of tires that can operate with our without tracks and chains, with excellent traction and durability for trouble free service life even in the most rugged conditions.
So regardless if you are looking for skidder tires for your full tree forestry or skidder tires and harvester tires for your cut to length forestry, Nokian Tyres have some of the best tires that you can find.
They have both radial and bias tires for forestry machines, so the choices are plenty and there are enough to ensure that you get the best tires for the machines you have and for the working conditions that you will face.
These tires can handle the harshest conditions and can handle mud, bogs, sharp rocks and even winter conditions, so that you don’t have to worry about the weather conditions.
They are also extremely puncture resistant so that sharp stumps or rocks will not harm them. They also have self cleaning tread so that the traction will be intact despite mud and snow is present.
Deep in the forest is not a place where you want to have problems related to the tires, as they can be very costly and cause long downtime. For high productivity you will need to avoid all problems and have tires that can provide long trouble free service life in all conditions.
Low rolling resistance also gives the tires low fuel consumption and a better environmental impact.
Buses will need to have different tires if they are city buses or if they are regional buses, as the requirements will differ a bit. Regional bus tires are more haul tires, while citybus tires are more focused on lower speeds but more side impacts caused by curbs. So you will need to take this into consideration when you select tires for a city bus versus a regional bus. You will need tires that have reinforced sidewalls.
If you operate buses in areas that will have winter conditions during the year, you will have to have commercial tires that are approved for winter conditions. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta City Bus tires are approved and can therefore operate safely regardless of weather conditions and make sure that the bus can keep the timetable regardless of weather conditions. These tires due to its aggressive pattern and its sipes that efficiently help create great grip on snow and ice. It is not enough to have M+S marking indicating grip on mud and snow, as those tires are not approved for winter use. You will need tires that have the 3PMSF symbol on the sidewall of the tires to indicate that they are approved.
The tires also have low rolling resistance due to its even wear patterns so that have low fuel consumption and are thus more environmentally friendly. So even for very demanding city bus use, these tires will provide you with good and reliable trouble free service life even as the tire wears out. The reinforced sidewalls will keep the tires free from damages despite some abuse from the curbs when picking up passengers around the city.
The need for winter-approved tires might be a legal requirement, but even if it isn’t winter tires should always be used for the safety of the passengers to ensure that you stay away from accidents and that you can drive safely. Trying to drive a bus in winter conditions without tires that are approved for winter use, will be dangerous and it will be very difficult to keep the timetable, as it will be difficult to operate the bus in these conditions. This will cause delays and chaos among the passengers that are used to rely on the timetable for effective inner city transport.
When it comes to allterrain military tires, then have to be extremely tough to be able to handle the heavy weight of the armored all terrain military vehicles. The combination of heavy loads and very uneven terrain that covers any surface puts a lot of pressure on the tires and makes the tire selection very critical. The Nokian MPT Agile 2 is an off road tire developed in cooperation with the Finnish Defense forces to ensure that the tire can perform in the varying Finnish conditions, that will include swamps, bogs, mud, rocks, snow and ice. If the off road vehicle can handle these conditions then they can handle more or less any harsh conditions.
The Nokian MPT Agile 2 has better grip on soft surfaces, such as mud and snow so that it can effectively transverse these conditions, while still having great on the road properties. This makes these tires very usable for heavy trucks that need to work both on and off road, like all-terrain trucks, heavy rescue vehicles and various heavy defense vehicles.
To ensure that these commercial tires can move just as well in any direction, the tires are designed to handle any direction equally good. They have excellent steering response and can handle high speeds both on and off road, to ensure that these vehicles can move around quickly and that they don’t get stuck and make them immobilized. They can also handle any weather conditions, so that you can operate all year around even during harsh winter conditions.
Having been developed together with the Finnish defense forces means that they have been specially designed to tackle the areas where other tires have problems, to ensure that these tires can handle to various terrains and the heavy loads regardless of weather. The tires can be studded for improved winter performance especially on ice and you can also use chains on these tires to make sure that you have the best performance in deep snow. These tires are also made highly durable to prevent them from punctures and ensuring a long trouble free service life. With tread depth indicators makes it easy to monitor when it is time to change the tires due to the fact when they are close to being worn out. The tire inflation pressure also needs to be checked regularly.
When working in underground mines and doing tunneling work, you will face really harsh conditions and your tires will be heavily abused by the surroundings. This of course calls for some of the most durable mining tires that can be produced. Being deep in the mines is not a place where you want to have tire failures that is why it is so important to select good quality mining tires that can handle the conditions with long trouble free service life.
The Nokian Armor Gard MINE are specially designed mining tires for performing in the conditions that are present in the mines. These tires are stable commercial tires for mining machines; predominantly drill rigs and other mining machines. The compound used is cut and crack resistant, to ensure that the sharp rocks don’t cut and damage the tires. Deep in the mines is not a place where you want to have tire problems.
In the mines due to its limited space to maneuver, you want to make sure that your tires have precise handling so that you can maneuver with precise steering and stability. Without precise steering in narrow tunnels, the machines will have problems and will not be able to maneuver with the same speed and efficiency. The cut and crack resistant compound ensure that despite the sharp rocks and the constant bruising of the tires will not damage them nor will they crack under the heavy loads that are put on them. Proper tire selection will ensure that you limit or eliminate any problems related to the tires.
The Nokian Armor Gard MINE will give you the steering precision and stability that you want from a tire combined with the durability so that you have a long and trouble free service life, with low fuel consumption. You should check the technical tire manual to ensure that you have the right dimensions for your machines and that you the tires can handle the loads that you are working with. Check also for the tire pressure. In addition to ensuring that you have the correct tire inflation pressure and that you check the pressure on a regular basis, you also need to check the tread wear, so that you know when you need to change the tires as the tread has worn out.
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.