A backhoe loader is a multi-functional machine using much different equipment. The backhoe loader weight has increased over time to ensure that it can perform the wide range of tasks in a safe and efficient way. Nokian Tyres is now targeting this segment of backhoe loaders with two of its specially designed tires for backhoe loaders. That can manage the very high loads that the new generation of backhoe loaders need to face while using very heavy auxiliary equipment.
The new tire family for backhoe loaders is Nokian Ground Kare, where they have now launched two new tires; one is targeting railroad use where half the tire is slick to create a semi-slick tire and the other is targeting meadow use with soft impact on grass. The tread pattern in these backhoe tires are specially designed for low surface pressure with big central blocks also enables smooth driving on roads between sites. They are very cut and crack resistant due to steel belt and offer excellent grip due to the special edges that give good traction, while still offering good stability while you are digging. The edges are also great for self-cleaning which reduces the wear on the tire, especially when driving on-road.
As a summary if you are doing railroad work and need a semi-slick tire to improve the efficiency, the Nokian Ground Kare is probably a very good tire for you. It offers all the benefits that you want out of a high caliber tire, that can delivery high service output and low downtime due to tire problems. The low impact on grass and soil also makes it perfect where you will need low surface pressure combined with excellent grip and stability while working. IN addition you get excellent properties both on and off road, so that you can easily travel between sites without excessive wear due to heat buildup and the driving comfort when being on the road is high.
Excavators can use the same tires if the use case as what the Nokian Ground Kare has been designed for. Use the technical tire manual to help you identify which tire is most suitable for your equipment. Today excavator tires have become very specialized so there will be tires for most use cases if the demand is high enough for the tire companies to develop a specific tire for it.