Steel-Belted Row Crop Tyre Alliance 363 VF Showcased at Potato Europe

Alliance Agriflex

The Alliance Agriflex 363 VF steel-belted row crop tyre range was one of the key treads that was showcased at this year’s Potato Europe in Germany.

Alliance Agriflex 363VF Tyre Highlighted in Germany 

Particularly developed by Yokohama Off-Highway Tires renowned Alliance brand for row crop applications with tractors, self-propelled and trailed sprayers, the Alliance 363 VF delivers: be it traction, high load carrying capacity at low tyre inflation pressure and resulting lower soil compaction, flotation properties thanks to a wider footprint, efficient self-cleaning abilities particularly for wet soils, steel belt and special compound for stubble guard protection, round shoulders for enhanced protection of the crops and good roadability due to the blocks in the centre are some of the tyre’s key characteristics. The Alliance 363 VF comes with D speed rating, i.e. 65 km/h, and a massive 10-year warranty.

“We used the opportunity of this year’s Potato Europe as the most important event for farmers and contractors in the potato industry to demonstrate and explain the multiple benefits of Alliance’s VF tyre technology. In regards to the Alliance 363 VF, we now have a complete range for front and rear tyres of tractors and sprayers – allowing farming businesses full access to the benefits associated with either 40 per cent more load or 40 per cent lower tyre inflation pressure – both options increasing the flexibility of arable operations in potatoes – and far beyond”, says Angelo Noronha, President Europe at ‎Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT).

The Alliance Agriflex 363 VF is a capable tyre for row crops such as potatoes and any other services on a farm: thanks to the directional lug design and lugs that are divided in separate blocks, this tyre offers massive traction in the field whilst the angle of the lugs towards the tyre centre ensures good roadability. With its D speed rating, this is particularly important for tractors and sprayers with frequent transfers between different fields and the farmstead. When used as duals, the Alliance 363 VF also outperforms super single tyres in terms of soil protection due to the wider footprint. The flotation characteristics further add to the gentle and efficient performance whilst the efficient self-cleaning particularly matter on wet soils. In conjunction with the steel-belt, a special compound ensures best in class stubble protection. The Alliance 363 VF is currently available in 15 sizes for front and rear axles. Further 9 sizes are currently under development and will further widen options for farmers and contractors

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.


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