Wheel loader radials

New L-5 Galaxy radial wheel loader tires suit operators contending with hard rock and muddy surfaces. The all-steel LDSR 500 and LDSR 510 radials both feature extra-deep tread with cut-resistant compound; top-of-class tread rubber depth for longer wear; high turn-up construction that reinforces their sidewalls for stability and comfort; buttressed shoulders; and, hefty two-star load ratings.

The LDSR 500 features a gear lug pattern; rugged, new compound for outstanding resistance to wear, cuts and chip damage; plus, shoulder tie bars that minimize lug flexing to prevent cracking and heat generation on long cycles. The tire launches in 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 sizes, both with two-star load ratings, permitting loads of 25,300 pounds and 31,900 pounds per tire, respectively.

The LDSR 510 features all-steel radial construction and cut-resistant compound, but its extra-deep lug tread pattern delivers high traction in mud and sand. The tire is likewise built to minimize vibration, boosting operator and equipment output. The deep voids in the LDSR 510 are optimized for self-cleaning, while specially engineered grooves in the lugs add grip and durability. The tire launches in 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 sizes, all with two-star ratings. Additional sizes for the LDSR 500 and 510, including 29-in. versions, are forthcoming. — Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc., Wakefield, Mass., 800/343-3276; www.yokohama-oht.com