BKT Is Showing Its Latest Ag Tires at Agritechnica
A Monster Truck is drawing visitors and operators to the Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) booth at the 2015 Agritechnica trade show in Hanover, Germany, Nov. 10-14. But the real stars of the show are BKT's product lines.
Among the BKT tires on display is the radial tire Agrimax Force for 4WD high-powered tractors (over 250 HP) in size IF 650/85 R 42. Agrimax Force has been engineered through the development of a special concept of the IF technology, offering customers an always increased load capacity at lower pressure values compared to a standard tire. BKT says Agrimax Force is the perfect solution whenever a larger footprint on the terrain shall contribute to not compacting the soil without compromising performance.
BKT’s new Ridemax IT 697 M+S is being displayed in size 540/65 R 30. This winter tire for tractors ensures perfect grip for all operations on icy and snowy land without the need of snow chains being mounted – the ideal tire meeting the needs of modern farming contractors during winter operations, according to the company. Thanks to the tread grooves and the special mix, a tractor can be driven in full stability, comfort and with maximum control at low temperatures even on roads that are both difficult and dangerous due to snow and ice.
The radial tire Ridemax FL 693 M for agricultural trailers is there in its new size: 600/55 R 26.5. The tire has been developed for mainly road usage and offers a high load capacity. Its particular self-cleaning tread reduces rolling resistance decreasing fuel consumption, according to BKT.
Displayed in size 710/50 R 26.5 is the FL 630 Ultra tire for spreaders, trailers and tank trucks at Agritechnica. Thanks to its large number of lugs as well as the reinforced bead, this very versatile and resistant tire is ideal for a mixed usage both on the road and in the fields, according to the company.
Another showpiece is the FL 630 SUPER tire in size 750/60 R 26.5. BKT says the special tread design and construction features make the tire suitable for multi-purpose use on any terrain.
The Agrimax Spargo tire line for sprayers and row crop applications will be shown in size VF 380/85 R 38. The technology of these tires allows for supporting heavier loads at the same pressure compared to a standard tire of the same size. Besides, design and structure contribute to minimizing soil compaction preserving the crops’ productivity.
For more information on BKT products, visit www.bkt-tires.com.