With the aim to improve material handling operations, Trelleborg has launched its latest tire solution for maximum intensity applications, the XP1000. The tire provides customers moving materials around ports, warehouses, and shop floors, with optimum traction and minimal vibration to bring greater comfort, increased safety, lower fuel consumption and a longer tire life for more cost effective and sustainable operations.
Luca Sabelli, Product Manager Material Handling at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, said: “We have worked hard to make sure our tires are ready for next generation material handling vehicles and the intense jobs they’re required to perform. We want to give our customers a high-performance tire promising greater durability, more stability and comfort, while reducing the environmental impact – even when handling heavy duty jobs. The XP1000 tire does all that – and more.”
According to Trelleborg side-by-side performance comparison tests against competitive tires show that the XP1000 tire lasts up to 9 percent longer with 21 percent improved endurance and offers a reported increase in comfort of up to 13 percent. Its three internal layers have also been designed for sustainable success: the lightweight tire features an innovative fiber compound made using recycled materials, saving 866 tons per year on materials alone, while decreasing CO2 emissions by up to 110 tons per year.
The XP1000 includes Trelleborg’s Pit Stop Line technology which lets operators know the right time to replace their tires so they can get the most out of them and reduce waste. The tire also incorporates Trelleborg’s labelling system to help customers select the right tire for their operations according to application specific requirements and intensity, improving overall performance.