BOULDER CITY, Nev. (May 2, 2008) — Amerityre Corp. said it has begun commercial production of solid polyurethane elastomer tires.
Amerityre, a developer of polyurethane tire technologies and tire products, has agreed to supply agricultural equipment maker Oxbo International Corp. with solid polyurethane elastomer gage tires for use in farm implements employed in chopping or baling alfalfa or hay, the company said. Oxbo supplies products worldwide to more than 20 countries.
Amerityre said it has begun producing the gage tires in commercial volume for Oxbo. The first-year volume for the 50-pound gage tire is estimated to be 1,200 units or approximately $200,000 in revenue.
Gary N. Benninger, Amerityre's president and CEO, said the company has been working with Oxbo for the past year to develop a tire-wheel combination that would be tough enough to replace the steel gage wheels that have previously been used in this application.
Other potential commercial applications for solid polyurethane elastomer tires include forklift and aperture tires used in the construction and material handling industry, the company said.