U.S.-made Mitas VF tire debuts in Europe
Mitas a.s., the Czech Republic-based parent company of Mitas Tires North America Inc., has launched its Very High Flexion (VF) tire in Europe at Agritechnica 2013, being held in Hannover, Germany, Nov. 10-15.
The VF HC 1000 tire for sprayer applications, which is made at the Mitas plant in Charles City, Iowa, is available in size VF 380/90R46 173D HC 1000 TL.
“In October 2013, we installed at the Mitas plant in Charles City three additional curing presses reaching a total annual production capacity of 13,500 tons of tires,” said Pavel Charvát, the president of Mitas Tires North America. The tires produced in Charles City are agricultural radial.
“Mitas developed the VF HC 1000 tire to meet the demand of increased load and speed requirements of agricultural machinery,” said Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ sales and marketing director.
The VF tire has a D rating, allowing speeds of up to 65 kpm (40 mph), with a maximum load of 6,500 kg (14,330 lbs), which, compared with a standard tire, has 62.5% higher load capacity. Nonetheless, the rims are the same for the VF and a standard tire.
The VF's larger footprint leads to less soil compaction and increased mobility under difficult and wet soil conditions. Mitas' VF HC 1000 will be available on worldwide markets during the year 2014.
For more information visit www.mitas-tyres.com.
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