The new Nokian Logger King LS-2 skidder tires are excellent even for the heaviest equipment. Skidders are used in full tree forestry to drag the trees through the forest and with the weight of a full tree and combined with the driving conditions in the forest, you will need some of the best forest tires to make sure that the surroundings don’t slow you down. You need excellent grip to ensure that the weather doesn’t impact your productivity in a negative matter.
Bad weather with heavy rain can turn steep hills into slurry of mud, making it almost impossible to drive successfully up the hill, but with the right tires this can be achieved. These logger tires have a new rubber compound to maximize the grip, durability and self-cleaning properties. They are loaded with rubber and steel to make sure that they are very durable and will not puncture or crack easily. Avoiding all unnecessary downtime has big impact on getting the job done on time.
These tires can get you up muddy steep hills even in heavy rains, so that you don’t have to wait for the rain to stop. Regardless if the surfaces are hard or soft and wet or dry, you need to make sure that your equipment can deliver. You should be able to continue working regardless of the weather. This is an amazing improvement versus if you have to wait out the rain and impacting also other people’s jobs, as they have to wait for you to drag the trees to the landing. If your skidder is waiting, as he can’t get up the hill, then you will have some backlog.
The truck that picks up the logs might also need to have proper on and off road tires, so that he can drive safely to the landing. They also need to be able to have good grip on mud and gravel and be cut and crack resistant. The combination to be good on both off and on road requires very good design so that you have a tire with good properties on all surfaces and temperatures. You want to have low rolling resistance so that the fuel consumption is low and that the wear of the tires is held at a minimum. You can even get them for winter conditions. The Nokian R-Truck series will solve all that for you.
Within forestry regardless of which method you use in felling the trees, you will need to carry the logs to a paper or pulp mill and that is done by a logger truck. Ones the trees are at the landing, a truck will carry the logs to its final destination. Since the roads are not always proper roads down to the landing, these truck tires need to be able to handle both on and off road conditions, so you will need an off and on road tire.
The truck tires will also sometimes need to cover winter
conditions, as you might still have snow covered roads during the early spring.
This is why these tires have to have capacity to work both on and off the road
and in winter conditions if needed. You will not find much better tires for
your trucks than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E tires. They are approved for
winter conditions so that you can get to your destination safely.
It is not only the logging truck that will face challenges. The
logger tires such as the Nokian
Logger King LS-2, which is a skidder tire for extreme conditions that is built
to carry the heavy loads, while providing long trouble free service life. In the forest you will face more challenges
than just some muddy or snowy roads, you will find a lot of obstacles that will
make it challenging to get back and forth to the landing with the logs that
needs to be dragged through the forest. You will need to have excellent grip
regardless of slippery stones and moss covered steep hills. You might need to
put chains or tracks on the tires to make sure that you get the best possible
grip through these conditions, but the Nokian Logger King LS-2 is ready for
that. This even comes in an extreme version for the biggest and heaviest
machinery used in the hardest conditions.
When you choose tires from the Nokian Tyre range of forest
tires, then you are selecting among the worlds best forest tires. Nokian Tyres
is the global market leader when it comes to tires for the forest industry both
for cut-to-length or full-tree harvesting. Make sure you check what tires are
offered in the technical tire manual.
When selecting new tires for your forestry equipment, there is no reason not to choose a tire from Nokian Tyres. Being the global leader in forestry tires, they know what it takes to get the job done. The forest conditions in Finland are harsh by nature. Being a country in Northern Europe, they have four distinct seasons, where the winters are quite harsh. The forests are vast and you have swaps, bogs and rocks throughout the forest. You will need the best equipment combined with the best set of tires, to ensure that you can get the job done.
The ability to
work with minimum downtime is essential, so you need tires that will be
extremely durable and will not be affected by the environment regardless of
weather conditions. You will need to have superior grip and minimum slippage so
that you can continue to work relentlessly. Nokian Tyres have tires for
forwarders, harvesters, skidders and forest tractors. There are even tires that
can be used with tracks for even better grip in certain circumstances. You also
have the tires for the logging trucks; these logger tires are made for the long haul with high
loads, with great grip both on and off road, so that you can maneuver though
some difficult parts before you reach the roads.
Low wear and low
rolling resistance, will make sure that you consume less fuel and you have a
tire that is reliable enough to get the job done. The logger trucks need to be
able to work even on winter roads. Nokian Tyres were the ones that invented the
winter tires for trucks back in the 1930s. Nobody can produce a better tire for
trucks that have to drive through winter conditions. Working closely with both
their customers and equipment manufacturers they can innovate and develop tires
that are solving the problems of their customers.
stability and durability are powerful words describing the tires that are
produced by the market leader in tires for forestry. If you want a tire that
will maximize the operating time and productivity, to ensure that safety is
also. So all the way from harvesting the trees to transporting them to the
landing and getting them to the final destination by truck, all the vehicles
can rely on the tires from Nokian Tyres.