E2C™ solutions offer off-the-road (OTR) and earthmover tire manufacturers with options for balanced performance, increased durability and improved energy efficiency.
OTR/Earthmover tires must perform in a wide range of severe operating environments including hard, abusive surfaces, extreme temperatures and rough roads. High vehicle utilization is critical for mine operators to maximize uptime and haulage, and hence the productivity of the mining vehicles.
E2C™ solutions have been shown to break critical trade-offs in tire design by both lowering operating temperatures and extending the life of OTR and earthmover tires by more than 15 percent, enabling an average mine to increase haulage capacity and potentially boost output by $100-150M/year for large operators, based on third party analysis and/or testing.
Because tires made with E2C™ Solutions last longer and are more energy efficient, raw material consumption and C02 emissions are reduced and fewer end-of-life tires are generated, helping tire manufacturers to achieve sustainability goals.
The first E2C™ solution, DX9730, is part of a new Durability series of products designed to reduce in-field failures and maximize operational uptime. DX9730 offers breakthrough improvements in cut, chip, and chunk resistance, reduces the risk of catastrophic tire failures and unplanned vehicle service and increases fleet utilization.