JLG and Continental develop telehandler tire


JLG and Continental have collaborated on a tire that is ideal for the off-highway market, the TeleMaster, and all future telehandlers manufactured and sold by JLG over the next five years will be equipped with the tire.

The off-the-road (OTR) TeleMaster provides low rolling resistance to reduce heat build-up and offers a rugged tread for the challenging surfaces often encountered on worksites.

“The TeleMaster is a true win-win outcome of the collaboration with JLG,” said Pavel Prouza, head of sales and marketing, the Americas, at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires.

“Us at Continental were able to transfer and extend our sound knowledge of solid tire compounds from the industrial to the OTR tire segment, while providing JLG with a solution tailored to their individual needs.”

Hearty solid tire
The key account manager for original equipment in North America at Continental, Carly Shipley, said, “JLG was looking for a tire to suit its JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers. The company needed a hearty solid tire capable of heavy load bearing, traveling long distances and built with a rugged tread to handle the rough surfaces at worksites.

JLG and Continental develop telehandler tire

“After success with Continental’s SC20 tire, JLG and Continental worked to develop a custom tire with similar capabilities but equipped with a more rugged off-the-road tread pattern.

“We take pride in working with original equipment manufacturers to develop a tire for specific applications. Our expert engineers work closely with our customers throughout the development process.”

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