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We Have 3 OTR Tyre Construction Methods

We Have 3 OTR Tyre Construction Methods

You know Magna Tyres can supply most tyres for your operation. Did you also know we have 3 OTR tyre construction methods? We divide our product range in eight main categories such as earthmover, construction, industrial and truck tyres. Each of these applications have their own demands and specialised needs. Therefore our OTR tyres are constructed in various different methods. This way, our tyres can deal with every challenging situation ahead. Magna Tyres stand for a long-lasting usage and optimal performance.

Radial Tyres

Rubber is the obvious main component of a tyre, but underneath there is more. A tyre consists of various materials that ensure the tyre will perform like it was designed to do. Radial tyres are mainly developed to be more shock absorbent for uneven (Off-The-)Road surfaces.

Magna Tyres’ radial tyres are constructed with a series of steel cords that run across the thread from bead to bead. We place these steel cords in a parallel manner and form the first structural layer of the tyre. On top of the bead wires we place a belt across the casing. Because of the manner in which we place the steel cords on top of each other, the sidewalls remain quite flexible.

Apart from the more flexible nature, some other key characteristics of radial tyres are an improved steering and road contact. The radial tyres also generate less heat at higher speeds and reduce fuel consumption.

Unfortunately, the flexible sidewall does make the radial tyre more vulnerable for side impact damage. Radial tyres lean more towards road transport and lighter off the road applications rather than heavy duty work. Luckily, we have different construction methods for those applications too.

Bias / Diagonal Tyres

Bias tyres are also known as diagonal tyres. Diagonal refers to their construction method. We place the cords at an angle of approximately 30 to 40 degrees instead of placing the steel cords in a straight manner. On top of the cords, we lay plies of nylon cord at opposing angles to construct a crisscross pattern for additional strength. Thanks to this construction method, bias / diagonal tyres have a smoother ride on rough surfaces and can handle heavier loads

Industries such as mining and earthmoving predominantly use bias / diagonal tyres. The tyres are more stable under load and are less vulnerable for side impact damage. A downside to this construction method is that due to the rigidity and higher rolling resistance, bias / diagonal tyres heat up faster when driving at a higher speed and have a higher fuel consumption.

Solid Tyres

Both radial tyres and bias tyres are pneumatic, which means they need air inside to operate. As the name suggest, solid tyres are not air filled but consist of solid materials. This construction method has multiple benefits such as puncture-resistance, stability and a very high loading capacity.

Solid tyres are the perfect companion for machinery such as forklifts operating in logistic centres, but also larger dozers operating on sites with a high puncture-risk such as landfill and waste recycling areas.

The right OTR tyre for your application

We have suitable OTR, Port-Handling or TBR tyres in nearly every size and for nearly every application. We developed our tyre selector to be as efficient as possible for you to select the right Magna Tyres tyre for your machinery.

Unsure what size or tread pattern fits your machine? We can help you to learn how to read tyre markings or contact us and we will gladly help you to stay on the move with our best OTR tyre solution!


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