New harbor tire developed for reach stackers

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Nokian has developed a new addition to its HTS G2 harbor family of heavy tires, designed to offer stability and long service life in terminal buildings. The HTS G2 L-5S has been developed for reach stacker front axle use and is now available.

“In heavy reach stacker front tire use, the smooth, extra-deep slow-wearing tread lasts up to 35% longer than our previous comparable tire – depending on your location and application,” says Kimmo Kekki, product manager at Nokian Tyres. “Add the stable, steady handling, high load-bearing capacity and excellent puncture resistance to the package, and you have a real efficiency booster in your hands.”

The HTS G2 series of port and terminal tires have been designed specifically for high stability and load-bearing capacity.

“Particular attention has been paid to the tire flexing area, which benefits from our special shock-absorbing rubber compound used in the tire carcass”, says Kekki. “All Nokian Tyres HTS G2 tires use bias tire technology that has now been further developed for the benefit of the new tire.”

Designing the L-5S specifically for front axle use enables a thicker tread than the previous L-4S models, resulting in a longer service life. The rubber compound has already proved its value in previous models. It wears slowly and resists puncture damage, preventing unexpected downtime.

“It all comes down to the cost per hour,” Kekki says. “Longer tire life means lower cost of ownership, which helps keep the operation competitive.”

All Nokian harbor tires are designed and manufactured at the tire maker’s plant in Nokia, Finland.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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