Construction, mining & utility

Overview

Overview

We have a wealth of experience in the construction, mining and utilities sectors, designing and manufacturing solutions for both OEMs and associated aftermarket customers worldwide. 

Our broad product portfolio has been developed to meet each industry’s demands for safety, productivity, higher payloads and efficiency, together with driver safety and comfort, machine uptime and low maintenance. Our experienced engineers work closely with operators to understand the challenges they face, enabling us to develop expertly-engineered solutions to meet their environmental, load and torque requirements. 

Multi-Piece wheels

The combination of cost and performance have resulted in 3-piece wheels becoming the industry standard in some sectors. Lighter and more stable than 5-piece rims, these wheels make tyre-mounting safer, as the driver is in place before the tyre is inflated, and protect the driver from hazards.

Our standard 5-Piece wheels are designed for tubeless operation, with reinforced bead seat bands and back section. Featuring an optimised locked ring design and a continuous tyre tool pocket feature, these high-specification, high-quality wheels allow for ease of tyre fitting for heavy duty machinery and increased productivity.

33", 35", 49" Truck Rims Datasheet

51", 57" Truck Rims Datasheet

Changing a tyre assembly on an industrial machine can be challenging and time consuming, but our Swift Change Rims make tyre removal significantly faster than with standard rims, ensuring machine downtime is minimized. Designed at our Technology Centre in North America, the Swift Change design enables tyres to be changed without removing the outer or inner wheel assembly arrangement resulting in both time saving and safer operation.

63" Swift Change Mining Wheels

51" to 57" Swift Change Mining Wheels

Single Piece wheels

Our fixed wheels comprise two components and offer excellent strength and performance - even at high loads and speeds. Fixed Wheels offer easy tyre demounting, even in-field, and are available with a number of different rim profiles, including our Profit-Fit rim. 

Operating in difficult terrain, forestry machines generate high loads and stresses on wheel rims. Developed in conjunction with leading tyre manufacturers, our wheels for this sector are purpose-designed and field-tested for these tough conditions, providing strength, durability and stability – even at low tyre pressures. 

Hub Systems

Hub Systems

As a leading manufacturer of hubs and spindles, we supply all major manufacturers and OEM suppliers across North America and Europe. 

We work closely with our customers to develop hubs that enhance performance by offering innovative, bespoke solutions, drawing on our extensive technical expertise. Our experienced team provides support for our comprehensive product range - from concept, through design, analysis, manufacture and testing. 

Hub Systems

Structures

Structures

GKN Structures is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of structural assemblies for the automotive and off-highway market, supplying equipment for agriculture, construction, defence, rail and mass transit applications.

Our product range covers full chassis frames, front and rear sub-frames, cross members, suspension arms, control arms, rear non-driven axles, steel and aluminium panels and assemblies and cast aluminium wheels.

Structures

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