Titan expands OTR tire lineup with new Low Sidewall (LSW) designs

QUINCY, Ill. — Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., is pleased to announce a significant expansion of their OTR product line, which now includes Low Sidewall (LSW) options for light-, medium- and heavy-duty equipment. LSW features a larger rim diameter and smaller sidewall than standard tires, which improves equipment stability and performance.

“The LSW design is a fundamental shift in the way tire and wheel assemblies are built for construction equipment, but we feel strongly that this is the way the industry should be moving,” said Johni Francis, OTR product manager at Titan Tire Corporation. “The trend toward larger buckets and more powerful equipment has necessitated a departure from standard tire design, and as the only manufacturer of both wheels and tires, we’re taking the lead on this movement.”

LSW stability benefits

The lower profile and increased wheel size of the LSW design improves stability and reduces recoil and bouncing associated with the larger sidewall of standard tires. The design results in five primary benefits — increased bucket loads due to less machine-sway and resulting material loss; smoother ride and less bouncing on bumpy terrain; increased lateral stability around curves and hillside conditions; improved handling and improved breakout force.

“Our testing has shown time and time again that LSW assemblies outperform standard assemblies, which is why we’ve invested in the development of LSW options for nearly every equipment category,” added Francis.

Radial wheel loader and articulated dump truck

Titan now offers a range of radial LSW options for small, medium and large wheel loaders, as well as articulated dump trucks.

Bias grader

Bias backhoe

Titan now offers front and rear backhoe tires in LSW options.

Bias skid steer

Titan now offers skid steer tires in two LSW sizes.

Additional LSW options coming in 2014

Titan will continue to expand the LSW product lineup throughout 2014, with plans to introduce more LSW options and sizes for wheel loaders and mining haul trucks. Product lines with plans for LSW expansions in 2014 include Titan MXL, Titan STL3, Titan LDR 150, Titan LDR 250, Titan DTH4, Titan DTE4, Titan 007 MFT and Titan CMR 100.

Titan Tires are manufactured by Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International. For more information on Titan Tire products and services, visit the company’s website at www.titan-intl.com or e-mail Titan International at sales@titan-intl.com

Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. Titan Tire Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of off-highway tires. Production facilities are located in Freeport, Ill.; Bryan, Ohio; and Des Moines, Iowa; which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. The company manufactures two distinct brands — Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires — known for their quality craftsmanship, unique tread designs and excellent durability.


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