Designed in collaboration with industrial tire dealers and skid steer operators, the new Galaxy T Grip Steel steel-belted skid radial tire comes as the latest addition by Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc.
“What we found when we sat down to talk to skid steer operators and tire dealers about skid steer radials is that the market is ready for the benefits radials deliver – more hours, better traction, better ride, and overall lower cost of ownership,” says Dhananjay Bisht, product manager, earthmoving, construction and industrial Tires for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires.
“But what we also heard loud and clear was that they really wanted a strong sidewall. So we developed a radial tire that delivers the footprint and ride benefits of radial construction, as well as a much sturdier, reinforced sidewall.”
According to Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America officials, the tire’s sidewall offers a balance between flexibility and stiffness that helps to reduce bucking and bouncing that’s common in bias-ply skid steer tires.
The Galaxy AT Grip Steel also features a non-directional block tread design for optimized wear and traction. It is also retreadable. The tire is available in sizes 260/70R16.5, 300/70R16.5, and 360/70R17.5.