Discover Nokian’s ARMOR GARD 2 MINE Tyre for Underground Mining

In the demanding world of underground mining, the right equipment can make all the difference between a successful operation and one fraught with challenges. Nokian, has just unveiled their latest innovation, the ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre.

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Nokian Tire
Published on
May 16, 2023

Engineered to excel in harsh mining conditions, this tyre offers exceptional cut resistance, superior handling, and an extended service-life. Originally introduced in size 10.00-20, the highly acclaimed ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre now debuts in a smaller size of 9.00-20, ensuring its remarkable qualities are accessible to an even wider range of vehicles.

Enhanced Safety in the Depths:

Underground mining presents a unique set of challenges, where safety is paramount and efficiency is key. Nokian's ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre meets and exceeds the rigorous demands of this industry, providing miners with an unrivaled sense of security as they work tirelessly beneath the Earth's surface.

Unyielding Durability:

Navigating treacherous terrain filled with sharp rocks and slippery stones can be a hazardous task. However, the ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre is specifically designed to tackle these challenges head-on. Compared to its predecessor, this tyre boasts a remarkable 25% increase in vertical stiffness, enabling it to withstand the harshest underground conditions. Additionally, the tyre features a 12% increase in tread rubber, providing enhanced protection and extending its lifespan. The wider tread design reduces contact pressure, resulting in a tyre that is more resilient and long-lasting.

Unmatched Performance:

To further enhance performance, Nokian has incorporated ingenious features into the ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre. The insert windows have been strategically designed to maximize tyre cooling and carcass durability, ensuring optimal performance even under extreme circumstances. Furthermore, improvements to the tyre's inner liner have significantly increased tube durability and overall tyre quality. These advancements, combined with the tyre's reshaped design for greater stability, result in a tyre that surpasses its predecessor by up to 25% in terms of stability.

Unrivaled Handling and Versatility:

Beyond its rugged construction and durability, the ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre delivers precise handling, enabling operators to navigate tight spaces with confidence and ease. As Kimmo Kekki, Global Product Manager at Nokian Heavy Tires, asserts, "These tyres are well equipped to tackle any threat underground mine sites hold."

By investing in the ARMOR GARD 2 MINE tyre, mining operations can ensure greater efficiency, improved safety, and a smoother experience underground. Nokian Tyre once again demonstrates its dedication to revolutionising the mining industry, one tyre at a time.

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