Amerityre Corp. and KIK Technology International Inc., purveyors of polyurethane technology for flat-free tires, are looking to the links for new business.
Amerityre is launching a flat-free PU tire for electric golf carts, while KIK is going after the pull cart segment with a larger tire/wheel assembly that promises less rolling resistance.
Boulder City, Nev.-based Amerityre hopes its flat-free design will be seen as an alternative to filled pneumatic tires, which are double the weight of the PU tires.
Making a flat-free golf cart tire using its closed-cell technology will allow the company to produce larger diameter flat-free tires for many applications, including the rear drive tires for riding lawn mowers, said Amerityre CEO Richard Steinke.
Amerityre initially will offer two versions of the new product, a higher load-bearing tire for industrial and farm use, and a turf-friendly tire for golf carts.
Oceanside, Calif.-based KIK is going after a new niche-20-inch diameter tires for ``hi-wheeler'' pull carts that offer less rolling and pull resistance. KIK claims its PU tires offer greater durability vs. the existing ethylene-vinyl-acetate tires, and the new tire's larger footprint reduces damage to the turf around greens and tees.
For the quarter ended March 31, Amerityre reported a net loss of $532,783 on sales of $136,988; for the nine-month period, the net loss was $1.8 million on sales of $227,367. KIK reported a $23,779 loss for the quarter ended April 30, on sales of $849,370.