Titan International Inc. has introduced the new Titan HK 458, a crossover wheel loader tire suited for extreme loader applications that require aggressive traction and excellent self-cleaning.

The E-4/L-4 dual-rated bias tires combine the tread design of a forestry tire, a wheel loader tire, and an ATV tire all in one โ€” making it ideally suited for both muddy, challenging construction sites, and agricultural applications where the sludge and muck are endless, says the company.

Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan, says the proven, open forestry tread pattern molded with the forestry compound decreases wear rates and is complemented with multiple layers of high-elongation steel-belts underneath it, providing puncture resistance.

“When you look at most traditional loader tires, they’re simply not meant to run in messy and mud-caked ag applications like feedlots,” says Sloan. “A traditional loader will easily get mud trapped in the small voids between the lugs and instantly lose traction. With the HK 458, you get aggressive traction and excellent self-cleaning to maintain that traction.”

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