Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

At the National Farm Machinery Show, taking place between 16-19th February in Louisville, Kentucky, Mitas will be showcasing its VF HC 1000 tyre with Narrow Rim Option construction designed for the next generation of self-propelled sprayers along with the Mitas PowerPull 01 tyres. 

Magna Tyres recently supplied 8.25-15 Magna MB800 tyres to lead a forklift for steelyard operations in the UAE. The customer said of the fit, "Magna's tyres are the most suitable for our operational needs and working conditions. We are very happy with the lifetime achieved and choose to repurchase the Magna MB800."

Magna Tyres has fitted the MA608 to the Sennebogen 825 Material Handler, with the European customer confirming that the tyre has beaten out competitor tyres in terms of durability and longevity.

Part 1 of our Agricultural Tyre feature in Commercial Tyre Business focuses on the latest offering from Michelin for the sector in the form of MICHELIN SPRAYBIB CFO tyres. The new low-pressure tyres, in a new size, VF 420/90 R 34 174D/170E are suitable for self-propelled sprayers and incorporates Michelin’s CFO (Cyclical Field Operation), which allows a VF tyre to increase cyclic loads by 13.5% when operating at speeds at 30 kilometres per hour.

In figures that match the increases shown in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK Spanish tractor figures saw a 14.04% leap in December, meaning the year ended 9.57% above 2020 levels, in figures released by the Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (Ministry for Agriculture, Fishing and Food).

Following increases in tractor figures in Germany, Italy and the UK, there were 2,707 tractors registered at the end of 2021, which makes for a 4.8% increase on 2020’s 2,581 units. Fedecom, the Dutch Association responsible for companies that are active in technology for agriculture, dairy farming, landscaping and horticulture, as well as for the industry and internal transport released the figures this week. 

New Holland has approved the TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster tyres for its T5, T6 and T7 tractor series, with the tyres available up to a width of 710mm and a rim diameter of 42’’. 

Goodyear’s OTR production plant has received its second consecutive SQEP honour from Caterpillar as part of its work in Wittlich to have a “zero defects” culture in its operations.

In preparation for a change in season and warmer temperatures, BKT Tires is offering some tips for the agricultural sector to start spring without any tyre problems.

After a very strong 2021, with 10 months of increases, the first month of 2022 sees a fall of 13.8%, compared to January 2021, according to figures from the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association).

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