Komatsu approval for Continental tyres

Komatsu has approved the E3/L3 and E4/L4 versions of Continental EM-Master tyres for use in applications with different ground conditions.
June 18, 2020
A Komatsu Dash 8 wheeled loader fitted with Continental EM-Master tyres
A Komatsu Dash 8 wheeled loader fitted with Continental EM-Master tyres

The approval means that customers in Europe are now able to select the Continental radial tyres in the sizes 20.5 R25, 23.5 R25, 26.5 R25 or 29.5 R25 if they buy one of the Komatsu Dash 8 wheeled loader Series (WA270-8, WA320-8, WA380-8, WA470-8, WA-480-8, WA500-8).

Continental’s EM-Master is tailored to the needs of construction sites and mining sites where articulated dump trucks, wheeled loaders and dozers are used. The EM-Master E3/L3 has a normal tread depth and a larger distance between the tread blocks for good self-cleaning properties, traction and manoeuvrability even on soft and muddy ground. The open-tread pattern design ensures better cooling properties and thus lower heat build-up, resulting in higher mileage.

Compared to the E3/L3, the EM-Master E4/L4 has a larger block size with a smaller gap between the blocks. The tyre therefore offers high carcass protection and good cut resistance, reducing the risk of punctures and thus downtime. The smaller spacing of the tread blocks with the five-edged block design ensures smoother running and good traction even on hard and rocky surfaces. Due to its high tread wear volume, the EM-Master E4/L4 also offers a high mileage.

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