Magog, QC, Oct. 1, 2019 – Camso today announced the launch of the BHL 732, a multifunctional bias tire that is the next generation of the SL R4. The BHL 732 tire has been engineered for backhoe loaders working in applications that require exceptional traction, stability and durability.
The Camso BHL 732 is the latest addition to the company’s tire lineup for backhoe loaders, offering several options that match the wide range of challenging applications these machines deal with. This new product is continued evidence of Camso’s dedication to continuously improve its offering and a promise to remain one product cycle ahead of the competition in off-the-road tire and track solutions.
“A study Camso recently carried out showed that more than half of off-the-road tires on the market fail prematurely, so customers don’t get their full value,” explains Dominic Gosselin, Product Manager, Americas – Construction tires, at Camso. “Being a customer-focused company, we’re constantly looking for solutions to improve rubber compounds and tread designs, in addition to releasing new features like the extra thick void guards to offer better protection against tread impacts. With improved tire durability and tread life, we’re helping operators achieve the most out of their tire: not only in tire life but also on their overall performance.”
Improved traction, puncture resistance and operator comfort
After over 20 years on the market, Camso’s well-known SL R4 will be replaced by the Camso BHL 732 tire, a next-generation solution designed specifically for backhoe loaders working under a variety of soft and mixed surface conditions. The new BHL 732 was engineered to maximize durability and traction, making operators’ day-to-day more productive, whether it’s digging or excavating with the rear boom, moving debris, dirt and gravel with the front bucket, or plowing snow. To achieve this, the BHL 732 features the newest developments in tire technologies:
- Wraparound stepped tread design maximizes tread cleanout, which is essential for traction when working in soft and muddy conditions.
- Extra thick void guard provides increased tread protection and durability: this area is located between the tread lugs, where the most punctures resulting in flats occurs.
- Massive tread lugs enhance traction and service life, while the extended centre blocks reduce vibrations for an improved ride quality compared to the SL R4.
- Heavy-duty sidewalls with enhanced rim flange protection offer better sidewall and rim flange protection, reducing impact damages and flat tires.
Being very versatile machines, backhoe loaders are popular among municipalities, utility contractors, general contractors, landscapers, and farmers and are found in increasing numbers in rental fleets across North America.
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees who place 100% of their effort on 11% of the global tire and track market; the off-the-road market. It operates advanced R&D centres and manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Camso is a supplier to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.