Construction News - International Construction Industry
International
Construction News
UmweltBau GalaBau Bau Magazin

BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations

SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds.

The Agrimax Sirio tire offers a resistant casing structure with six polyester belts for stability as well as an optimized footprint on the ground, sidewall flexibility and low rolling resistance.

The Agrimax Sirio tire offers a resistant casing structure with six
polyester belts for stability as well as an optimized footprint on the
ground, sidewall flexibility and low rolling resistance. | Photo: BKT

BKT has always aimed at developing high-performance and cutting-edge solutions, taking into account the single aspects of diverse applications. Creating tire ranges for both tractors and trailers transporting heavy loads, these products are able to work on the soil in order to reduce, if necessary, soil compaction – a main issue for farmers in many jobs.
Below is a selection of the most representative products out of this tire lineup specifically developed for the transport sector, suited for both road transfers and combined use.

Specific Tires for Road Transport

Maximum road-holding is just one of the characteristics of the Agrimax Sirio range. These tires are fitted on high-performance tractors with high travel speeds (up to 70 km/h – in countries where this limit is permitted) and designed for operations involving the towing of heavy loads.
A resistant casing structure with six polyester belts makes for stability and driving comfort. The optimized footprint on the ground, sidewall flexibility and low rolling resistance help Agrimax Sirio to achieve greater productivity and fuel savings.

Agrimax Force has been designed with the aim of preserving soil in mind. This radial tire excels by the IF technology, which provides high-power tractors with a wider footprint on the ground compared to an equivalent standard-sized tire, ensuring an even load distribution.
Even if it is not possible to reduce the weight to be transported, Agrimax Force fulfills the task of safeguarding crops. Moreover, the “D” speed rating makes it possible to travel at speeds of up to 65 km/h – in countries where permitted – without changing the inflation pressure. As a result, one can move from the field to the road with no machine downtime. Resistance, traction, speed and flexibility are the features of Agrimax Force.

In addition to the Agrimax range for tractors, BKT also offers the Ridemax IT 696 line featuring a tread design that allows it to be used on any type of terrain up to a speed of 65 km/h, in countries where such limit is permitted. The advantages of this tire include self-cleaning properties and reduced rolling resistance. This leads to less fuel consumption and, consequently, economic and environmental benefits.

The Agrimax Force tire with IF technology, which provides high-power tractors with a wider footprint on the ground, has been designed with the aim of preserving soil.

The Agrimax Force tire with IF technology, which provides high-power tractors with a wider footprint on the ground, has been designed with the aim of preserving soil. The FL 630 Super features a tread design for multi-purpose use on any terrain and on the road. | Photo: BKT

Specific Tires for combined on-the-road and in-the-field Transport

The new addition to the BKT family is the Agrimax V-Flecto, a combination of technologies aiming to improve the productivity and performance of latest-generation tractors on all kinds of terrain.
The tire offers performance, reliability and resistance against the highest stress levels, even at high speeds and on paved roads. A product with a life cycle that is at least 10% longer compared to its standard equivalent, ensuring a reduction in operating and maintenance costs.
The reinforced bead and the ultra-resistant casing make Agrimax V-Flecto a product for combined use, with no need to change the inflation pressure when going from the field to the road and vice versa.

Ridemax FL 693 M is a radial tire for machinery that deals with frequent transfers on road while towing tankers or trailers.
This tire is designed for general road use and, thanks to its “D” speed rating, it can travel at speeds of up to 65 km/h – where permitted – for significant time savings. Moreover, its low rolling resistance is an aspect that contributes to reducing fuel consumption.

Lastly, the FL 630 Super features a tread design for multi-purpose use on any terrain and on the road, as well as for additional resistance. Its wide footprint allows perfect weight distribution on the ground, resulting in regular running and higher load capacity.

These are only some of BKT’s product portfolio for exacting operations involving the transport of heavy loads both on the road and in the fields. A selection of tires, the result of BKT’s cooperation with Equipment Manufacturers and its users that aims at coming up with solutions for the many applications and for each need and request. bi

Read about BKT's tires for spreaders here!