lsw 101: An overview of low sidewall technology
LSW® (Low Sidewall Technology®) helps equipment operators unlock greater productivity while taking on some of the toughest jobs in the world. LSW —a hybrid of our wheel and tyre technologies — features a larger rim diameter and a smaller sidewall than a standard tyre. This significantly reduces power hop, road lope and soil compaction, which improves equipment safety and performance. It also pairs well with equipment in several rugged applications, including agriculture, construction and mining.
LSW for agriculture
Conventional wheel assemblies lag behind when it comes to supporting the growing size and horsepower of today's ag equipment. This leaves growers with a tough decision; either purchase an expensive tracked machine or compromise on equipment performance.
LSW for construction and mining
Productivity is key to completing construction projects on time and hauling the most material out of the mine. That's why we design our LSW technology to improve equipment handling and performance. Its compact sidewall dampens equipment swaying and bouncing, which results in a smooth ride for the operator and less material spillage from a loader.
We also incorporate leading tyre innovations into our LSW technology to withstand the harsh conditions in construction sites and mines. To give customers a variety to choose from, we are currently testing our LSW technology on a variety of equipment, including loaders, graders and articulated dump trucks.