BKT tyre designers have taken on the task of developing a tyre for working on rocky ground and the result is a tyre with seven times more resistant than standard
In the perfect world, every farm application has its own tyre, and that’s exactly why BKT, the Indian manufacturer of Off-Highway tyres is constantly engaged in developing more solutions.
Every agricultural business and every farmer have specific needs arising from the type of daily activities they undertake but also from external factors, such as the type of terrain in a particular geographical area.
And it is by starting from the requests and valuable feedback of some of its end users that BKT has developed Agrimax Fortis, a tyre designed to be shod onto high-powered tractors that work across rocky terrain.
Agrimax Fortis is BKT’s radial tyre designed for all soil preparation, planting and treatment operations. It has excellent traction on difficult terrain and a high flotation capacity.
These tyres offer the benefit of lower soil compaction, low rolling resistance, and equates to fuel saving as well as reduced environmental emissions.
Cuts, tears, sharp stones and stress are what Agrimax Fortis is designed to overcome and is further reinforced and assured by being made from the Special compound developed by BKT drawing on the industrial machinery sector.
This compound is much tougher than usual – around 10 Sh(A) extra – and with better characteristics as regards resistance to punctures and the cut and chip phenomenon.
The product was tested by BKT itself on rocky Spanish and French terrain covered with debris to assess its resistance in tough conditions where a normal tyre is already seriously damaged after just 200 hours’ use.
From the tests it emerged that after 500 hours’ work, tyres made with the special compound are in perfect condition compared to standard tyres that on average required seven repairs under the same conditions.
“First-hand accounts and feedback from our customers have proven really essential in developing the Special compound for Agrimax Fortis,”explains Piero Torassa, Field Engineering Manager at BKT.
“Each job application requires a very specific product and this is why we work so hard to translate the needs of the various agricultural businesses into unique products.
“But it is not just a question of having greater choice available. Using the right tyre is also sustainable and cost-effective since the product life cycle is extended, without therefore needing to replace it, and fuel consumption is reduced.” Agrimax Fortis is another success for BKT, following its goal of finding ways to simplify the work and reduce stress to its customers.
For more information about the Agrimax Fortis tyre go to the website of Australian distributor Tradefaire at www.tradefaire.com.au