Titan International expands STL3 line of tires; extends two OTR lines

Titan International expanded its STL3 tire line to include a total of seven tire sizes, the company said in April. The new 875/65R29 size is in high demand for articulated dump trucks, wheel loaders and scrapers used in construction, mining and quarry applications.

“The Titan STL3 has been our top-performing radial tire for wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks for years,” said Matt Miller, tire technology manager, R&D at Titan. “Our customers have been asking for it in this new size to support a wider range of equipment models, as well as to overcome some of the challenges they’re having with competitive tires in this size, which include lack of availability and rim slip that causes bead chafing which can lead to air loss.”

The dual-taper bead design and extra-wide steel bead on the STL3 give it high resistance to rim indexing. With its E-3/L-3 non-directional tread pattern and center-riding rib, the STL3 also provides excellent traction, a smooth ride and a long life. Its full-width shoulder lug provides lateral stability. Available in cut-resistant and wear-resistant compounds, it’s suitable for a range of conditions.

With this line expansion, the STL3 family now includes seven sizes for a range of applications. The 875/65R29 joins the 750/65R25 and 26.5R25 sizes with wear-resistance compounds, along with four additional sizes offered with cut-resistant compounds – 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25.

Titan also just introduced the industry’s highest ply ratings for two of its existing OTR product lines – the Titan CM100 and the Titan CM150. This higher ply rating allows for carrying significantly heavier loads and doing so with greater durability and a longer life.

The CM100 and CM150 were engineered to withstand the toughest conditions and highest weight load requirements, making them ideal for applications such as gantry cranes used at ports and shipyards, forestry log stackers in wood mills, steel mill pot haulers that move slag and more.

“We’ve had a long history serving these markets in which the tires are put through the harshest applications,” said Miller. “We listened to our customers and decided to take these two proven lines to the next level by offering the industry’s highest ply ratings and making them dual-rated for even longer performance in tough conditions.”

The CM100 comes in the 37.5-39 size, but in two options: an E-3 with 52 ply rating and the new dual rated E-3/L-3 with the industry’s highest 60 ply rating. Its rock service tread, solid center line, new tread compound and Cut-Resistant Breaker (CRB) construction provide excellent wear and heat-resistance. The CM100 is ideal for steel slab haulers, steel pot haulers, scrapers and log stackers.

The CM150 comes in three sizes 18.00-33, 33.25-35 and 37.25-35. The newest addition is the 33.25-35, which is now offered as a dual-rated E-4/L-4 with the industry’s highest ply rating of 56. Its deep, non-directional tread, solid centerline and CRB give it superior strength and long life, while its dual rating makes it ideal for steel pot haulers and log stackers. Its superior weight load capacity also makes it well-suited to gantry cranes.