Following on from the Innovation Award Silver Medal awarded to Alliance recently, the focus now shifts to another innovation in the Alliance tyre portfolio with the nomination of the Alliance Forestar 344 ELIT for the “Systems and Components Trophy – Engineers’ Choice”.
Agritechnica's Systems & Components Trophy Select Alliance as Nominee
The Alliance F344 ELIT is a low pressure forestry tyre operating at half air pressure as compared to standard tyres. ELIT stands for Engineered Low Inflation Tyre, a revolutionary technology, enabling the tyre to carry the same load being inflated only up to 2.5 bars in comparison to the standard forestry tyres inflated with 4.5 to 5 bars.
In addition to high operational efficiency, low pressure tyres offer a significantly larger footprint (26%), leading to less soil compaction, better regrowth of trees and a comfortable ride for the operator. The larger footprint also provides high traction, reduces fuel costs and increases overall productivity of forest work. Furthermore, special tread compounds and steel reinforcements provide the necessary durability to sustain extreme working environments during a long service life.
The Engineers’ Choice award, which belongs to the Systems & Components Trophy series, is an accolade for new or significantly improved concepts capable of playing a particularly instrumental role in driving and implementing progress in production procedures.