BKT's Flotation Range Supporting Sustainable Agriculture

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BKT's ethical conduct has been shown for many years for many years from the sustainable restructuring of its facilities, to the search for raw materials to make its tyres, in order to limit the exploitation of our planet's resources. 

BKT Underlines Sustainable Agriculture Offerings

A shining example of the firm's ethical conduct has been identified through its Flotation range. The range from BKT is a series of hi-tech tyres, characterised by good flotation capacity for a reduced impact on the ground. These are important qualities in order to preserve crops and the mineral regeneration of the soil.

Besides this, the tyres are designed to be resistant, thus extending their durability. Last but not least, with their footprint and good traction, the products facilitate a marked saving in fuel and better cost efficiency.

The latest three models in the Flotation range presented at the recent edition of Agritechnica were the V-FLEXA, FL 633 PERFORMA and RIDEMAX FL 699.

V-FLEXA is a radial tyre specifically designed for agricultural trailers and is characterised by VF (Very High Flexion) technology. Through this technology it makes it possible to transport heavy loads with tyre pressure that is 30% lower than a standard tyre using the same size. This latest generation product combines VF technology with a tread equipped with steel belts that confer greater resistance to the casing and so against damage, such as for example tears and penetration by foreign bodies. It is currently available in the VF 600/55 R 26.5 size.

FL 633 PERFORMA is specifically designed for trucks for farm use and has been launched in the 600/50 R 22.5 size. The tyre is an innovative solution, which improves the performance of tractors and trucks. Thanks to its structure,good load capacity and durability, this tyre represents the future of Flotation tyres which are ideal for field activities and also to drive on highways at up to 100 km/h.

Moreover, the 24 R 20.5 size of the RIDEMAX FL 699, a tyre which is ideal for road use with trailers and tankers guarantees greater stability at high speeds thanks to its reinforced hitch . In addition, it guarantees a comfortable driving experience, offering safety and control. This radial all steel tyre has been made for road use 90% of the time, but at the same time it also offers good performance in the field and has been designed with particular attention to load capacity in order to reduce the number of transport cycles.

The Flotation range from BKT further includes: FL 630 SUPER, FL 630 ULTRA, FL 635, FL 637, FL 639, RIDEMAX FL 690 and RIDEMAX FL 693 M. Each model has specific characteristics which make it suitable for precise applications: depending on the design of the tread, the breadth of the tyreprint and the structure of the casing. 

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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