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

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 175A8 GROUND KARE SF TL

LI / SSRecommended rimPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth
175A8 AG22.00 AG20.00 663 mm26.1 in 1146 mm45.1 in 524 mm20.6 in 26 mm33/32 in
LI / SS 175A8
Recommended rim AG22.00
Permitted rims AG20.00
Tyre width 663 mm26.1 in
Tyre diameter 1146 mm45.1 in
Static loaded radius 524 mm20.6 in
Tread depth 26 mm33/32 in
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
3493 mm137.5 in 550 600 kPa87 psi 24
Rolling circumference 3493 mm137.5 in
Speed radius index 550
Max inflation pressure 600 kPa87 psi
PR 24
Product code
T445664
Product code T445664

600/50-22.5 173A8 GROUND KARE SF TL

LI / SSRecommended rimPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth
173A8 AG 20.00 - 603 mm23.7 in 1156 mm45.5 in 511 mm20.1 in 26 mm33/32 in
LI / SS 173A8
Recommended rim AG 20.00
Permitted rims -
Tyre width 603 mm23.7 in
Tyre diameter 1156 mm45.5 in
Static loaded radius 511 mm20.1 in
Tread depth 26 mm33/32 in
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
3495 mm137.6 in 550 600 kPa87 psi -
Rolling circumference 3495 mm137.6 in
Speed radius index 550
Max inflation pressure 600 kPa87 psi
PR -
Product code
T445798
Product code T445798

710/40-22.5 173A8 GROUND KARE SF TL

LI / SSRecommended rimPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth
173A8 AG24.00 - 698 mm27.5 in 1145 mm45.1 in 505 mm19.9 in 26 mm33/32 in
LI / SS 173A8
Recommended rim AG24.00
Permitted rims -
Tyre width 698 mm27.5 in
Tyre diameter 1145 mm45.1 in
Static loaded radius 505 mm19.9 in
Tread depth 26 mm33/32 in
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
3478 mm136.9 in 550 550 kPa80 psi -
Rolling circumference 3478 mm136.9 in
Speed radius index 550
Max inflation pressure 550 kPa80 psi
PR -
Product code
T445799
Product code T445799

620/60B30 176A8 GROUND KARE SB TL

LI / SSRecommended rimPermitted rimsTyre widthTyre diameterStatic loaded radiusTread depth
176A8 (173B) DW20B - 623 mm24.5 in 1500 mm59.1 in 667 mm26.3 in 25 mm31/32 in
LI / SS 176A8 (173B)
Recommended rim DW20B
Permitted rims -
Tyre width 623 mm24.5 in
Tyre diameter 1500 mm59.1 in
Static loaded radius 667 mm26.3 in
Tread depth 25 mm31/32 in
Rolling circumferenceSpeed radius indexMax inflation pressurePR
4560 mm179.5 in - 450 kPa65 psi -
Rolling circumference 4560 mm179.5 in
Speed radius index -
Max inflation pressure 450 kPa65 psi
PR -
Product code
T445802
Product code T445802

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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

Our technical manual will be your tool in finding the right tire for your work, with a promise on carefree working hours.  In addition to tire and supplementary item information, this manual focuses on the special necessities and requirements in each product category. 

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