Mitas adds VF tire for harvesters
Mitas a.s. has unveiled a combine harvester tire using Very High Flexion (VF) technology. With the introduction of Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000, the company now offers a full range of VF technology tires.
The Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO (Cyclic Field Operation) HC 3000 tire offers higher maximum load capacity and lower inflation pressuring during cyclic field operation compared to standard tires, according to the company.
In comparison with the same size combine standard tire, Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 boasts 26% less inflation pressure during cyclic field operation resulting in significantly less soil compaction. Besides the advantages that have a direct impact on soil protection, Mitas HC 3000 has a narrower section width, so it brings an additional advantage to farmers who need increased mobility.
“Mitas now offers a full range of tires using VF technology. Besides HC 3000 tires designed for harvesters, Mitas also offers HC 1000 for sprayers and HC 2000 tires for high-horsepower tractors,” says Pavel Kott, Mitas' agricultural tires product manager.
Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 has a ‘B’ speed category, allowing speeds of up to 31 mph. The new HC 3000 is capable of carrying loads of up to 31,550 lbs (9 mph cyclic). The Very High Flexion tire's main advantage is the ability to maintain constant tire pressure at any speed.
Very High Flexion tires are produced at the Mitas factories in Charles City, Iowa, and Otrokovice, Czech Republic.
The VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 is available now in the U.S.