Apollo Tyres have launched XTRAX 40.00-57, the largest tyre produced in India, at the ongoing 11th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) 2012 in Kolkata. Each of these tyres weighs 3500 kg (!!) and has a total height of 11.7 feet. Used for mining purposes in 240 tonne dumper trucks, each tyre is manufactured using 1900 kg of rubber, 750 kg of carbon black, 350 kg of nylon fabric and 500 kg of other rubber chemicals. These tyres are being cured at Apollo’s Limda plant, in the western state of Gujarat, which has one of the biggest curing presses available in Southeast Asia.