DES MOINES, Iowa-Construction equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. now is offering four different types of its skid-steer loader tires, which are made by Titan International Inc. at its Des Moines tire plant.
The models-all marketed under the Caterpillar brand name-are the Premium Conventional, Cat Low Sidewall, Premium Flotation and Extreme Duty Solid. The first three types are pneumatic tires, the company said.
Titan has been manufacturing the tires since 1999, and Caterpillar began marketing them in early 2000.
The two companies also will collaborate on tire and wheel assemblies for other pieces of Caterpillar equipment-including telescopic handlers and backhoes-beginning later this year, according to Maurice Taylor Jr., Titan president and CEO.