Representing the best of two long-established, class-leading off-the-road brands, Camoplast and Solideal, the company attended ConExpo 2017 for the first time as Camso, the Road Free Company.
“Being Road Free is all about understanding the complex mobility needs of the off-the-road market,” explains Mike Dembe, product management director, North America and LATAM for Construction.
The construction industry has changed over the years. As jobs have become more demanding and applications more specialized, Camso believes that the tires and tracks that work in them should evolve too. As off-the-road specialists, Camso aims to provide customers with the right solution to suit any application.
“Tires and tracks are not a one size fits all approach. It’s rare that one product can do everything. With so many variables at play—surface conditions, use of attachments, duty cycles, performance requirements, and much more, it’s important to find the right tire for your application. We help our clients understand and address this, and in doing so, help to provide the Lowest Operating Cost Solution (LOCS) in a tire or track,” says Dembe.
With this in mind, Camso R&D and product development teams worked in the last years on a massive initiative to reinvent its construction tire line and bring to the market the best performing, most durable and innovative new “Next Generation” tire solutions for the toughest construction applications.
NEXT GENERATION SKID STEER TIRES
The Camso SKS 753, with its innovative non-directional tread pattern, was built with versatility and durability in mind for optimal performance on mixed and hard surfaces. The next generation of the popular Solideal Lifemaster SKZ tire, the new Camso SKS 753, provides users with 30 percent more tire life. With enhanced tread life, excellent traction, and puncture resistance, it’s the perfect choice for a wide variety of severe applications.
The Camso SKS 532 delivers superior traction for skid steers working primarily on mixed and soft surface conditions often found in construction and landscaping applications. Delivers enhanced durability, traction, and side impact resistance for excellent value, performance and low operating costs. The Camso SKS 532 tire surpasses its predecessor, the Solideal Xtra Wall, with 30 percent longer life.
MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR TELEHANDLERS
Camso introduces the next generation TLH tires for telehandlers. With a new directional wraparound tread pattern with a massive tread depth, the Camso TLH 732 provides off-road traction in soft-soil conditions. Available in standard and new low-profile models, the Camso TLH 753 has a non-directional tread that resists abrasion and wear on hard-packed, asphalt or concrete surfaces.
ACQUISITION OF OMNI INDUSTRIAL TIRE
Camso is growing its material handling distribution and tire service footprint in southern Texas through the acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire.
Omni Industrial is presently the second largest tire specialist in Texas, with four locations and a well-established reputation.
The material handling equipment market in Texas represents a great opportunity for Camso—not only for tire distribution, but also for its independent service division, Solideal On-Site Service.
Omni’s experience will contribute to Camso’s overall growth in this market by building upon its already strong tire distribution and service offering and, ultimately, by enhancing Camso’s overall customer experience. ■
For More Information
Camso, the Road Free company, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural, and powersports industries. For more information, visit www.camso.co.
Modern Contractor Solutions, August 2017
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