Alliance has released three new sizes for its Alliance 644 Forestar III and conducted extensive testing against a forestry competitor.
New Sizes for Alliance 644 Forestar III
Only launched last year, the Alliance 644 Forestar III already received strong feedback and earned a good reputation. Extensive field tests against a forest tyre competitor conducted on a harvester in the Czech Republic and on a forwarder in Latvia confirm the positive assessments.
During the tests, the customers were impressed with the overall performance of the FORESTAR 644 tyres and they especially acknowledged good traction and stability even at really challenging conditions. In sum, the test results show that the FORESTAR easily stands comparison with the competition, but definitely taking the lead in terms of value for money.
“When working in remote forest areas, operators need to be sure that they will neither get stuck nor experience a tyre breakdown. The reliable performance of the 644 Forestar III easily stands comparisons with more expensive offerings," summarises Angelo Noronha, President EMEA at Alliance Tire Group.
The tyre’s large tread width ensures a large footprint which in turn reduces ground pressure in order to protect forest soils. Wide lug centre blocks are a distinctive feature of the 644 Forestar III: This tyre delivers perfect traction without tracks, thus allowing for easy transfers on forest roads, for example, but can equally and easily be operated with tracks. Wide centre block lugs provide good stability and riding comfort. A dual lug angle optimises both traction and durability: Whilst a lower angle at the shoulder enhances traction, the higher angle at the centre of the tyre reduces wear and ensures durability.
Wider shoulder lugs with high fillet radius enhance the lateral stability of the 644 Forestar III, further adding to the good traction of this tyre. And, highly important in woody environments: The unique shoulder buttress design strengthens the tyre’s sidewalls and provides high stiffness while the curb-rib design enhances the protection of the tyre against side impacts and cracks.
As for the new sizes, the Alliance 644 Forestar III is now available in three new sizes: 710/40-24.5, 710/55-28.5 and 780/50-28.5; as well as in previously launched sizes of 600/50-22.5, 710/40-22.5, 600/55-26.5, 710/45-26.5, 750/55-26.5, 800/40-26.5.