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Agri Star II Range Extended
Yokohama Off-Highway Tires announces the launch of two more sizes of its much sought-after radial tractor tyre Alliance Agri Star II
Two New Sizes for Alliance Agri Star II
With immediate effect, sizes 800/70R38 and 210/95R18 are now available, bringing the total number of SKUs in this tyre range to 89. “It is with enormous pride that we see customers’ appreciation across different markets such as Germany, France, Spain, Italy or the Netherlands. In addition, we receive highly positive feedback via our field engineers and distribution partners, particularly on prolonged traction, low wear, and the resulting excellent quality-price ratio”, highlights Angelo Noronha, President Europe at Yokohama Off-Highway Tires.
After eight months of mastering everyday challenges with the Alliance Agri Star II, French contractor Olivier Gayet is more than satisfied. “We have done 1000 hours of work with them, a lot of transport, and we have been able to see that with these Agri Star II tyres, we have never had any traction problems in terms of grip on the road and in the fields.” For him, it is significant and remarkable that, “thanks to these Agri Star II tyres, we have been able to optimise the working time.”
Practical experience in the last four years has given solid evidence that – whatever the circumstances are in terms of soils, tasks or tractors – the construction of this tyre pays off: thanks to the unique Stratified Layer Technology (SLT) developed by Alliance, the footprint of this radial tractor tyre evolves throughout its lifetime, thus ensuring prolonged traction. “Comments from end-customers often refer to the good balance between grip and preservation of the soil, efficiency and quality, the level of performance and comfort that is reported to match that of more expensive brands”, says Noronha.