McLaren Nu-Air Tires on Bobcat S175 in metal recycling
We have a Bobcat S175 that operates in a metal recycle environment. The terrain varies from tar to open veld. The environment is harsh and the loads demanding. We purchased our new machine with OE solid tyres and they lasted 980 hours. By that time the tread pattern was totally destroyed and we replaced the tyres with your AT units. The total hours of the machine is now 1962 (1042hr on the AT tyres - McLaren). We estimate at least 50% tyre life still available.
We are very impressed with the flexing and dampening ability of the tyres.
We experienced a much softer ride and this allowed the operator to move faster between points. We have less mechanical wear on the bucket and boom pins due to the dampening effect. No other negative effects (bearing ect) have been noted on the machine. I attach pictures of the OE solid tyres, the current AT tyres and hour meter of the machine.
Thank you for bringing a great product into the African market.
Peet Mostert, CEO CAS Enviro, South Africa