Alliance Tire Group Inc. (ATG) has released the Alliance 551 Multiuse Professional, a steel-belted radial designed for modified front-wheel drive assist (MFWA) tractors operating in snow and ice.
"Shipments of the new Alliance 551 are on the way and will be in stock soon," says James Crouch, national product manager—agriculture for ATG’s sales and marketing arm, Alliance Tires Americas Inc. "That provides opportunities for municipal and commercial operators, as well as farmers, to put it through its paces in tough winter conditions."
The Alliance 551 Multiuse Professional features an R-3 block tread pattern with variable-depth sipes that provide extra biting surfaces as well as directional channels to clear snow and slush from the tread surface.
Steel belts provide a broad footprint for improved traction and stability, Crouch notes, and boost fuel efficiency by reducing rolling resistance. The combination of steel belts and precisely engineered lugs ensures a stable, quiet ride with a dependable grip in the snow. The Alliance 551 is rated for speeds up to 40 mph (65 km/h).
"One of the hallmarks of the 551 that really makes it such an excellent performer in the snow is the special compounding," Crouch adds. "We optimized the rubber compound for great grip and flex, even in extremely low temperatures, and yet it's long-lasting so the tire can deliver an excellent return on investment."
Limited quantities of the new Alliance 551 Multiuse Professional will be available in six sizes: 440/80R24 (144D and 149D), 440/80R28, 440/80R34, 540/65R30 and 650/65R42.
For more information, contact an Alliance Tire Americas sales rep, call (800) 343-3276 or visit www.atgtire.com.
Alliance Tire Americas is the American sales and marketing arm of ATG, a global provider of agricultural, logging, material handling and other off-the-road (OTR) tires. The company offers the Alliance, Galaxy, and Primex brands. Alliance Tire Americas is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Aeolus truck, bus and OTR tires, and also markets its own Constellation brand of truck tires. ATA has a U.S.-based field engineering, research and development, sales and customer service staff.