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McLaren Industries Introduces New Industrial, OTR Tires

With its lower cost/hour the Nu-Air tire has become widely known as the smart alternative to foam filled tires and regular pneumatic tires.

Mon June 09, 2014 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

With more than 10 years of field testing and continuous improvements of the tire structure, McLaren’s Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire series integrates the strength and stability of a solid tire with the smooth, cushioned ride of a pneumatic tire. With its lower cost/hour the Nu-Air tire has become widely known as the smart alternative to foam filled tires and regular pneumatic tires, according to the manuafacturer.

Originally skid steer loaders and some backhoes were eligible for solid cushion tires. For years OEMs and equipment users have been reporting higher equipment productivity and reduced maintenance costs derived from the usage of such tires. The continuous positive results and the numerous inquiries about more other tire sizes motivated McLaren’s R&D department to invest in new tire sizes, and apply the semi-pneumatic tire technology for heavy construction equipment as well.

Up to now only OEMs had access to a limited OTR range of tire sizes. The company now introduces the full range both to the OEM and to the retail market. Thus, industry manufacturers and users of backhoes, telehandlers, front end loaders, wheel loaders, and wheeled excavators finally have access to the technology that was once available to compact equipment only.

The OTR solid cushion tires are not only an alternative to foam filled or solid tires, but to the heavy and expensive tire chains preferred by many mining companies. The flat proof technology eliminates the need for tire prevention, while the extra weight of the tires provides the stability that is crucial on any harsh terrain. There is a variety of patterns available, allowing customers to select the right tire for their type of terrain. The RT pattern for size 20.5x25 has been developed precisely for problematic surfaces, where rocks, scrap and debris give a hard time even to the most experience operators.

The new sizes cover almost the entire OTR range.

For more information, call 800/836-0040 or visit

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