Galileo Wheel has introduced an airless tire for agricultural, forestry and construction machinery that uses solid rubber tires and rubber tracks. According to the company, the solution offers the advantages of solid rubber and pneumatic tires but functions completely without air.
In addition to being immune to damage and maintenance-free, it also has other characteristics from the CupWheel technology, including a longer tire contact patch, increased traction, better lateral stability, self-cleaning and improved driving comfort. Machines with this tire can be driven on the road.
“Our airless solution is significantly less expensive, offering all the benefits that machine operators in agriculture, forestry and construction need. As I have been in the business for quite some time, I know how much this solution is needed. This tire has both performance and price advantages, that makes it a real winner,” said Andrew Mabin, director of OE sales and marketing at Galileo Wheel.
The new tire has been designed so that it can be used as an airless tire at all times. Furthermore, it is compatible with standard rims and can be produced on normal tire production lines.