BKT displays its biggest agricultural tyre at SIMA 2019

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Mar 2019

BKT Tires (Balkrishna Industries) made literally a big impact at last month’s SIMA (Paris Agribusiness Show) 2019 exhibition. The company had the world preview of the Agrimax Force IF 750/75 R 46 which, with a diameter of 2.30 metres, is the biggest radial agriculture tyre that BKT has ever produced. Also on display was the latest version of the FL 630 SUPER with HD compound. The new size 710/70 R 42 available for Ridemax IT 697 M+S was fitted on the giant tractor in plexiglass.

Agrimax Force is BKT’s most popular tyre range offering efficiency, productivity, flexibility, and resistance. This latest-generation tyre is designed to equip high-power tractors of over 250hp. With IF technology, the Agrimax Force operates with a lower inflation pressure compared to a standard tyre carrying the same load. Besides, it offers tilling equipment a larger footprint on the soil leading to high flotation capacity plus a uniform load distribution of loads at low pressure.

BKT Tires also showcased the FL 630 Super-sized 650/55 R 26 in the new version with HD (Heavy Duty) compound. Designed for combined use on the road and in the fields, FL 630 Super is part of the Flotation range that is distinguished by its flotation features that ensure good traction and superb road holding even if cornering or performing other maneuvres. The particular tread design ensures great grip on any type of terrain conferring the tyre also top self-cleaning properties, says BKT.

BKT’s standout feature at trade shows is a crystal-clear huge tractor made of not less than 1,500 kg of plexiglass. It was shod with Ridemax IT 697 in its new M+S marked size (Mud+Snow). BKT says the tread grooves and the special compound ensure top-notch stability on terrain covered by snow and ice. There is also the Ridemax IT 697 M+S all-season product designed for road transport, and green maintenance and cleaning operations. The tractor at SIAM 2019 was fitted with a new size (710/70 R 42) on the rear axle, whereas the front axle was fitted with version 600/70 R 30.

There was also the Earathmax SR 31 in size 20.5 R 25 designed for multipurpose usage for wheel loaders both on construction sites and on farm yards. Product highlights include excellent traction and handling plus best riding comfort. The special tread compound is particularly resistant against cuts and high temperatures ensuring a long tyre lifecycle. In addition, multilayer steel belts plus the rigid block design stand for traction and stability even on muddy terrain.

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