Our DrillMaster and DumperMaster, were specifically designed for the extreme conditions our customers are facing in the underground mining sector,” said Reinhard Klant, Product Line Manager Earthmover tyres at Continental.
With the introduction mining tyres, our commercial specialty tyres team has followed the customised solution approach. This means, each of our tyre lines was developed for an individual vehicle type and therefore takes into consideration the requirements of each machine. That’s why we choose different tyre construction types to address the specific demands of the applications. Some products come with our proven V.ply design with high carcass strength and robustness, while our other tyres offer a full steel radial construction that delivers outstanding load capability, even on longer transport distances in underground mines.
With its V.ply construction, our Continental DrillMaster is ideal for drill rigs, scalers, bolters and other service vehicles demanding a highly cut-resistant carcass to protect the tyre from freshly blasted rocks. High cut resistance, good traction, and stability are essential for tyres used in such applications. The tyre carcass of our DrillMaster is designed to stand heavy loads, while the zigzag tread design offers a maximum amount of gripping edges in all directions to manage steep inclines and tight cornering safely.
Our Continental DumperMaster is designed for mine trucks, which are mainly used for transporting ore to a conveyor belt or directly to the surface of underground mines. The all-steel radial carcass equates to a low heat build-up. The up to four star rating carcass design allows extremely high load-carrying capacity that increases efficiency in material hauling. The tread pattern ensures high self-cleaning ability and good traction in muddy and loose ground conditions.