Titan International Inc. has expanded its R-1 flotation offerings to the Goodyear Optitorque tire line with 12 additional sizes.
“Up until now these larger flotation sizes have only been offered in an R-1W tread, a tire designed for wet field conditions that has 20 to 25% deeper lugs than R-1 tires,” says Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan. “We’re seeing increased demand from original equipment manufacturers, dealers and customers in areas where an R-1 is more beneficial and cost-effective than an R-1W tire. We’re excited to offer a solution for growers in these applications.”
The deeper lug of the R-1W can cause field damage when heavy equipment is operated in hard-pan soil conditions. This damage may include lug or cleat marks, disrupted soil and end-row ruts. Long transport runs may also cause premature wear to R-1W tires. Titan says the Optitorque R-1 tread pattern is better able to handle the demands of high-torque scraper applications on hard surfaces with less soil disruption.
The Optitorque features a wide lug base for smooth roading and less rutting in fields; a wide footprint for reduced ground pressure and soil compaction; and a large nose and shoulder design to reduce vibration on the road and promote stability.
The 12 new sizes available are:
These new additional sizes complement the existing lineup of sizes ranging from 230 millimeter to 750 millimeter section widths. Titan says it's the first tire maker to offer the VF1000/50R25CFO and VF1050/50R32CFO sizes.
For more information, visit www.titan-intl.com.