This year’s Hillhead exhibition takes place over the stretch of three days from the 26th to the 28th of June 2018 at Hillhead Quarry Buxton in Derbyshire, UK. The show which only comes around every other year, is arguably worth going to on the venue alone considering the unique immersive experience of being inside a live quarry with thousands of others.


The show begins on the Tuesday morning and continues through until Thursday evening, with gates opening at 09:00 BST each day and closing at 18:00 (17:30 on Thursday). 

There will be an array of live demonstrations over the three days from rock processing to recycling and one of the highlights not to be missed is the quarry face demonstration where heavy duty machines from hydraulic breakers to large excavator’s will shovel over 40 tonnes of earth throughout the day.


This year, BKT celebrates 10 years since the Earthmax range was first introduced. 

Kirkby Tyres prides itself on its loyalty and involvement by suppling these tyres since their release.  

A significant milestone in BKT’s history has been seen and Kirkby Tyres will be representing the tyres over the three-day event.

Earthmax comprises of an extensive range of radial OTR tyres, designed to withstand the harshest operating conditions in quarries, mines and construction sites. Enhanced by the common feature of a strong All-Steel structure conferring the tyre casing durability and excellent resistance against impacts, the Earthmax range of radial OTR tyres is ideal to be fitted on dumpers, graders, loaders, dozers, on/off trucks and load haul dumps. 


  • SR 30 - Designed for... Loaders & articulated dump trucks. 
  • SR 31 - Designed for... Wheel loaders & articulated dump trucks.
  • SR 35 - Designed for... Articulated dump trucks. 
  • SR 41 - Designed for... Articulated dump trucks. 
  • SR 50 - Designed for... Loaders. 
  • SR 53 - Designed for... Loaders & dozers operating in severe rocky conditions.  


At Hillhead 2018 we'll be launching the latest addition to the Kirkby OTR range, Dynamaxx. Dynamaxx™ tyres offer strength, confidence and dependability off the road. These OTR tyres are designed to handle the most demanding loads and conditions, covering the following applications: Loaders \ Graders \ Backhoe \ Skid Steer \ Dump Trucks \ Underground Mining \ Mobile Cranes \ Fork Lifts.


With over half a century of experience behind them, MAXAM™ tyres have built up an enviable reputation for quality, reliability and value and they are used by some of the world's largest mining operators. The manufacture of OTR tyres is very much a specialist business, but MAXAM™ could be described as "the specialist's specialist" as the company produces tyres specifically designed for different applications and conditions.


Kirkby Tyres is a leading Industrial and Earthmover tyre and wheel wholesaler and supply many vehicles with a range of quality tyres to suit multiple applications. Look out for our stand located at A13 where we will be displaying some of the latest Earthmax tyres and more.

At Hillhead 2018, you can expect some of the latest products, services and equipment for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries.

The event will be free to attend to all visitors and only comes around once every two years, so it’s best to have tickets reserved in advance, click here to register for free. Also, don't forget to keep up to date with the latest Kirkby Tyres show news here