DANVERS, Mass.—Caterpillar Inc. has approved the Maxam Tire North America Inc. MS302 L3 tire for use on its Cat medium wheel loaders.
The Maxam 23.5R25 MS302 is available as a factory fitment option on Cat 950GC, 950L, 950M, 962L and 962M in certain regions, according to a Maxam news release. Additional MS302 tire sizes have also been approved for future factory fitment on Cat medium wheel loaders.
The tire maker said the MS302 features a rugged E3/L3+ heavy duty design for maximum traction and high heat resistance on loaders, graders and earthmovers. The tire also is designed to minimize vibration at haul speeds and provide the lowest cost per hour, according to Maxam, while the durable cut and tear resistant rubber compound aims to eliminate the threat of downtime caused by tire damage.
In addition, the tire's wide, flat footprint increases stability and reduces wear, while its high-quality casing allows for retreading, the tire maker said.