Specific tyres are needed when trying to avoid damaging land. These tyres have different characteristics depending on the land and the work carried out by the machines.
Given the growing demand for these tyres, Indian tyre manufacturer BKT has for some years embraced new Flexion (IF) and Very High Flexion (VF) technologies.
A VF tyre is designed to transport 40 per cent more weight at the same air pressure as a standard tyre; the air pressure could be reduced by 40 per cent and have the same weight as a standard tyre.
An IF tyre is instead designed to transport 20 per cent more weight at the same air pressure as a standard tyre. In this case the air pressure can be reduced by 20 per cent, albeit continuing to support the weight requested, but would significantly reduce the impact on the soil.
The range of BKT Agrimax radial tyres has been created to meet theses needs. In some models in particular, IF and VF technologies have been applied:
Agrimax V-Flecto, the latest arrival, a winning technological mix which improves the performance of new generation tractors thanks to reduced soil compaction, and higher load capacity (+40 per cent) at the same pressure as a standard tyre of the same size. It is a product which guarantees a life cycle that is prolonged by at least 10 per cent compared to its standard equivalent, guaranteeing a marked reduction in operating and maintenance costs.
Agrimax Force is specifically designed for high-power tractors (over 250 CV). Thanks to IF technology which has been revisited by BKT, this tyre boasts greater load capacity at lower inflation pressures compared to standard tyres of the same size, to the benefit of the land which undergoes markedly lower compaction.
Agrimax Teris is designed for high-power combine harvesters and spreaders, it has excellent flotation capacity which guarantees the best possible protection of the land and excellent harvesting performance as it can take very high loads. In addition, Agrimax Teris is exceptionally resistant to cuts and impacts due, for example, to the presence of stubble on the ground, thus guaranteeing a long life cycle and reducing machine stoppage.
Agrimax Spargo stands out among the products for row crops. It is a range equipped with VF technology, thanks to which it is possible to transport heavy loads at reduced tyre pressure, for row-crop applications.
For more information on BKT Tyres contact Agrigear on 042 9666 444.