BKT Displays Tires in New Sizes at 2019 SIMA Show
Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) unveiled the biggest radial agricultural tire it has ever produced during the 2019 Paris International Agri-Business Show (SIMA).
The Agrimax Force is now available in size IF 750/75 R 46.
BKT says the latest-generation Agrimax Force has all qualities to equip high-power tractors over 250 horsepower. Thanks to IF (increased flexion) technology, Agrimax Force operates with a lower inflation pressure compared to a standard tire carrying the same load. In addition, it offers tilling equipment a larger footprint on the soil leading to high flotation capacity plus a uniform load distribution of loads at low pressure.
In addition, the company displayed the FL 630 Super for trailers, tankers and spreaders in size 650/55 R 26.5 in a new HD (heavy duty) compound.
Especially designed for the combined use on the road and in the fields, FL 630 Super is part of the Flotation range. BKT says the tire ensures excellent traction and superb road holding even if cornering
or performing other maneuvers. The particular tread design ensures great grip on any type of terrain conferring the tire also top self-cleaning properties. Thanks to the HD compound, FL 630 Super is now able to carry 50% more load compared to the standard version.
The BKT display included a crystal-clear huge tractor made of plexiglass. For this year’s SIMA Show, BKT equipped the tractor with RideMax IT 697 tires in its new M+S marked size (mud+snow).
Ideal for winter applications, the tire’s tread grooves and compound ensure extraordinary stability on terrains covered by snow and ice, according to BKT. RideMax IT 697 M+S is an all-season product designed for road transport, and green maintenance and cleaning operations. The rear axle of the plexiglass tractor showed the tire in a new size, 710/70 R 42. The front axle was fitted with version 600/70 R 30.
BKT also displayed the EarthMax SR 31 in size 20.5 R 25, which is designed for multipurpose usage for wheel loaders both on construction sites and on farm yards. The company says the tire features excellent traction and handling plus best riding comfort. The special tread compound is particularly resistant against cuts and high temperatures ensuring a long tire life-cycle. In addition, multilayer steel belts plus the rigid block design stand for extraordinary traction and stability even on muddy terrain.
BKT is an India-based tire manufacturer offering a large and always updated production range of off-highway tires specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector.
BKT offers more than 2,700 products sold in over 160 countries worldwide. Visit www.bkt-tires.com for more information.