JK Tyre rolls out country's largest tyre, weighing 3,700 kg

In a statement, the company claimed that the '40.00-57 60PR VEM045 E4' tubeless tyre is the largest off-the-road tyre manufactured so far in India.

"With this launch, we have set another benchmark in the tyre industry. Our endeavour is to deliver benchmark performance in this category of products, which are used in the most grueling conditions at mines and other application areas," JK Tyre & Industries Vice Chairman and Managing Director Raghupati Singhania said.

The company had commenced this project last year as part of its expansion plans, he added.Such large tyres were earlier being imported into India from the US and China, the company said.

The tyre stands almost 12-feet-tall from ground and is used in 240-tonne rear dump trucks, which are the largest haulage vehicles used in India, it added.

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