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Nokian launched a new range of forestry skidder tires, Logger King LS-2

Canada: The Finland tire giant, Nokian Tyres plc has presented a brand new range of forestry skidder tires for the entire North American market as well as other market in abroad. The newly launched tires, the Logger King LS-2 is available in five varied sizes and is mainly designed for the forestry purposes.

As per Nokian the new design of Logger King LS-2 is made to target for the usage on skidders and is the ultimate workhorse for the full tree forestry activities. The new tire will be available in five sizes, i.e. 23.1-26, 28L-26, 24.5-32, 30.5L-32, and 35.5L-32. The two large sizes of the tire were also designed considering the extreme version of the forestry work.

The new tires would be available in two models, namely, Logger King LS-2 and Logger King LS-2 Extreme. The standard former tire version would be suitable to be used in majority of diverse regions and machines, from small to medium sized skidders. Whereas, the latter tire version would be for the most severe environments and is suggested to be used in heaviest machines. The tire size, 35.5L-32, is made up of extra steel cords and have a carcass structure to protect from punctures.

The product manager of forestry tires (Nokian Heavy Tires Division), Teemu Vainionpaa stated that the new tire range was launched as a renewed and updated version of the previous product line for the forestry applications. He also added that the company have a strong knowledge about the forestry works due to which they wanted to introduce the best product in the market, Logger King. The tire has been tested in varied regions and is likely to offer durability and a long life without compromising the traction capabilities.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Canada Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020” with a motorization rate of almost 644 vehicles per 1,000 individuals in 2014, the country’s automotive market holds a huge potential across the globe. The country ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and have healthy trade relations with countries such as USA, China, UK, Japan and many other emerging economies. Developed urban areas & improved roadways along with increasing per capita income have served as catalysts for the expanding automobile market of the country and hence the tire industry of Canada.

As per TechSci Research, Nokian is still struggling with its prominence in the North American market. However, by offering different tires suitable for the environment conditions of the region, the company would be able to increase its presence in Canada as well as other American nations in the region. This would eventually assist Nokian to establish its market share in the entire Americas.

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