Nokian Ground Kare - Excavator and backhoe loader tire for versatile contracting work

NOKIAN GROUND KARE

EXCAVATOR AND BACKHOE LOADER TIRE FOR VERSATILE CONTRACTING WORK

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AS VERSATILE AS YOUR WORK

Use of heavy tools and work attachments as well as the need for fast highway transports is typical of today’s contracting work. Designed for modern wheeled excavators and backhoe loaders, Nokian Ground Kare tire gives your work a firm foundation on many different surfaces – including railway use, for which there is a special semi-slick version. Stability and grip on site, speed and comfort on highway – Nokian Ground Kare is as versatile as your work.

FOR SOFT SOIL AND HIGHWAYS

Tread design enables low surface pressure with lots of edges to deliver great traction and high operating life. Bigger blocks in themiddle enable smooth and comfortable driving on road.

STABILITY UNDER HEAVY EQUIPMENT

The supremely high load capacity of the tire enables the use of heavy auxiliary equipment, while the tire’s special design adds stability by absorbing swings and shocks.

ALSO FOR RAILWAY USE

The Nokian Ground Kare tire is also available as a unique semi-slick variant, enabling more even wear and longer operating life in railway use.

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Suitable for

Wheeled excavator Backhoe loader

Suitable terrains

Soft Urban On and off road Lawn
Nokian Ground Kare for Wheeled Excavators

Nokian Ground Kare for Wheeled Excavators

Purpose-built new tire tread design features low surface pressure, lots of edges to deliver great traction and high operating life, making the tire economical and gentle to the soil.

Nokian Ground Kare for Backhoe Loaders

Nokian Ground Kare for Backhoe Loaders

High load capacity of the tire enables using heavy auxiliary equipment, while the tire’s special design adds stability by absorbing swings and shocks.

Semi-slick variant for railway use

Semi-slick variant for railway use

Unique semi-slick tread especially designed for railway use has solid rubber to wear while driving on rails, ensuring even wear in mixed use.

Excellent for versatile contracting work

Nokian Ground Kare is steel belted against cuts and cracks. The strong earthmoving BIAS casing enables high load-bearing capacity and operating pressure, while the rigid sidewalls give the tire stability and keep the machine from swinging.

Excellent for versatile contracting work

More pattern contact to the ground

Large contact area brings low ground pressure that makes the tire gentle to the soil.

More pattern contact to the ground

ALSO FOR RAILWAY USE

Nokian Ground Kare is also available as a unique semi-slick variant with solid rubber, enabling more even wear and longer operating life in railway use.

ALSO FOR RAILWAY USE

Technical specifications

650/45-22.5

600 kPa87 psi, 0 km/h 15875 kg 5 km/h 10000 kg 10 km/h 8625 kg 20 km/h 7525 kg 30 km/h 7175 kg 40 km/h 6900 kg 50 km/h 6275 kg0 mph 35000 lbs 3 mph 22050 lbs 5 mph 19025 lbs 10 mph 16600 lbs 20 mph 15825 lbs 25 mph 15200 bs 30 mph 13840 lbs

LI / SSWheel diameterPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth in mm
175 / A8 22.5 in AG22.00 (AG20.00) 665 mm26.2 in 1145 mm45.1 in 524 mm20.6 in 26 mm
LI / SS 175 / A8
Wheel diameter 22.5 in
Permitted rims AG22.00 (AG20.00)
Tyre width 665 mm26.2 in
Tyre diameter 1145 mm45.1 in
Static loaded radius 524 mm20.6 in
Tread depth in mm 26 mm
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
3493 mm137.5 in - 600 kPa87 psi 24
Rolling circumference 3493 mm137.5 in
Speed radius index -
Max inflation pressure 600 kPa87 psi
PR 24
Load capacityProduct code
0 km/h 15875 kg
5 km/h 10000 kg
10 km/h 8625 kg
20 km/h 7525 kg
30 km/h 7175 kg
40 km/h 6900 kg
50 km/h 6275 kg
0 mph 35000 lbs
3 mph 22050 lbs
5 mph 19025 lbs
10 mph 16600 lbs
20 mph 15825 lbs
25 mph 15200 bs
30 mph 13840 lbs
T445664
Load capacity 0 km/h 15875 kg
5 km/h 10000 kg
10 km/h 8625 kg
20 km/h 7525 kg
30 km/h 7175 kg
40 km/h 6900 kg
50 km/h 6275 kg
0 mph 35000 lbs
3 mph 22050 lbs
5 mph 19025 lbs
10 mph 16600 lbs
20 mph 15825 lbs
25 mph 15200 bs
30 mph 13840 lbs
Product code T445664

620/60B34

Max 450 kPaMax 65 psi, 0 km/h 17250 kg 5 km/h 12750 kg 10 km/h 11250 kg 20 km/h 9230 kg 30 km/h 8030 kg 40 km/h 7500 kg 50 km/h 6825 kg0 mph 38040 lbs 3 mph 28110 lbs 5 mph 24810 lbs 10 mph 20350 lbs 20 mph 17710 lbs 25 mph 16540 lbs 30 mph 15050 lbs

LI / SSWheel diameterPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth in mm
178 / A8 34 in DW20B 630 mm24.8 in 1604 mm63.1 in 750 mm29.5 in 25 mm
LI / SS 178 / A8
Wheel diameter 34 in
Permitted rims DW20B
Tyre width 630 mm24.8 in
Tyre diameter 1604 mm63.1 in
Static loaded radius 750 mm29.5 in
Tread depth in mm 25 mm
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
4907 mm193.2 in - Max 450 kPaMax 65 psi 20
Rolling circumference 4907 mm193.2 in
Speed radius index -
Max inflation pressure Max 450 kPaMax 65 psi
PR 20
Load capacityProduct code
0 km/h 17250 kg
5 km/h 12750 kg
10 km/h 11250 kg
20 km/h 9230 kg
30 km/h 8030 kg
40 km/h 7500 kg
50 km/h 6825 kg
0 mph 38040 lbs
3 mph 28110 lbs
5 mph 24810 lbs
10 mph 20350 lbs
20 mph 17710 lbs
25 mph 16540 lbs
30 mph 15050 lbs
T445668
Load capacity 0 km/h 17250 kg
5 km/h 12750 kg
10 km/h 11250 kg
20 km/h 9230 kg
30 km/h 8030 kg
40 km/h 7500 kg
50 km/h 6825 kg
0 mph 38040 lbs
3 mph 28110 lbs
5 mph 24810 lbs
10 mph 20350 lbs
20 mph 17710 lbs
25 mph 16540 lbs
30 mph 15050 lbs
Product code T445668

620/60B34 semi-slick

450 kPa65 psi, 0 km/h 17250 kg5 km/h 12750 kg10 km/h 11250 kg20 km/h 9230 kg30 km/h 8030 kg40 km/h 7500 kg50 km/h 6825 kg0 mph 38040 lbs3 mph 28110 lbs5 mph 24810 lbs10 mph 20350 lbs20 mph 17710 lbs25 mph 16540 lbs30 mph 15050 lbs

LI / SSWheel diameterPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth in mm
178 / A8 34 in DW20B 630 mm24.8 in 1604 mm63.1 in 750 mm29.5 in 25 mm
LI / SS 178 / A8
Wheel diameter 34 in
Permitted rims DW20B
Tyre width 630 mm24.8 in
Tyre diameter 1604 mm63.1 in
Static loaded radius 750 mm29.5 in
Tread depth in mm 25 mm
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
0 mm0 in [object Object] 450 kPa65 psi 20
Rolling circumference 0 mm0 in
Speed radius index
Max inflation pressure 450 kPa65 psi
PR 20
Load capacityProduct code
0 km/h 17250 kg5 km/h 12750 kg10 km/h 11250 kg20 km/h 9230 kg30 km/h 8030 kg40 km/h 7500 kg50 km/h 6825 kg0 mph 38040 lbs3 mph 28110 lbs5 mph 24810 lbs10 mph 20350 lbs20 mph 17710 lbs25 mph 16540 lbs30 mph 15050 lbs T445688
Load capacity 0 km/h 17250 kg5 km/h 12750 kg10 km/h 11250 kg20 km/h 9230 kg30 km/h 8030 kg40 km/h 7500 kg50 km/h 6825 kg0 mph 38040 lbs3 mph 28110 lbs5 mph 24810 lbs10 mph 20350 lbs20 mph 17710 lbs25 mph 16540 lbs30 mph 15050 lbs
Product code T445688

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“It offers excellent comfort and has good self-cleaning”

Mr. Mark Geurts owns a contracting company, doing small earthmoving jobs. “The tire is very stable and the noise level on the road is very low. This is a true joy, if you are on the road every day for 10–20 km in average”, Mr. Geurts explains. “It is the best tire I have experienced, just perfect!”

Mr. Mark Geurts has used different products by Nokian Tyres, but the new Nokian Ground Kare tire is his favorite so far. “It combines the best of my both previous tires by Nokian Tyres”, Mr. Geurts explains. “It has the stability of Nokian Excavator,and the behavior on the road and on the sand of Nokian CT –but with more damping in the carcass.”

“The load-bearing capacity is noticeably better than with twin wheels"

Sami Isomäki does excavator work around Helsinki, Finland, mainly on construction sites. He values tire stability and low surface pressure, so when purchasing a new Komatsu excavator, he went for wide single tires – namely Nokian Ground Kare. It turned out the tire supports his work very well.

Mr. Isomäki has used twin wheels on his previous excavators, but Nokian Ground Kare has proven to be more suitable for his work on soft surfaces – most noticeably on loose surfaces such as rubble. “Before, I had to rely on a tracked excavator in difficult terrain”, Isomäki says. “Now Ground Kare works well in places where twin wheels would have been stuck.”

“We like the excellent traction in the soft sand”

Mr. Elbert-Jan Broekhuis works with his Doosan DX 140W excavator for house building, gardens and parks as well as for building and maintenance of roads and waterways. The Nokian Ground Kare tires give him the crucial stability needed for safe working with the people on the ground. “We often have to position heavy concrete components with people working around them”, Elbert-Jan Broekhuis says. “Stability is the key safety requirement”.

“More stability from the tire is safer and faster”

Mr. Rene van Leuken does excavating work for buildings, sewage systems and road building. ”The stability is extremely important as I often work with people around the excavator”, Mr. van Leuken points out. “I must have an excellent control of the excavator’s movements to keep the people safe.” When the ground gets muddy and sticky, the good self-cleaning properties of tires become vital to keep the traction.

A FIRM FOUNDATION ON MANY DIFFERENT SURFACEs

Nokian Ground Kare tire gives your work a firm foundation on many different surfaces. Bigger blocks in the middle enable smooth and comfortable driving on road.  The tire is also available as a unique semi-slick variant especially designef for railway use. Stability and grip on site, speed and comfort on highway – Nokian Ground Kare is as versatile as your work.

  • Excellent soft soil traction
  • Semi-slick tread design
  • Condensed central blocks provide smooth road driving
  • Good self-cleaning properties
Tire safety

Tire safety

Tire pressure entails a serious risk of explosion, the highly powerful tire machines impose danger, and working with tires also features a number of other health risks. The most important thing is to recognise risks in advance and act efficiently to control them.

Technical manual

Technical manual

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