TRELLEBORG A-FRAME SPREADER TIRE
If you spread your own fertilizer and lime, especially with an A-frame design, three-wheel machine, this tire is worth a look. The Trelleborg 1000/50 R25 with VF technology is designed specifically for these kinds of applications. Spokespeople say it’s the tire you want when you need flotation, yet speed even when fully loaded. It’s rated at a 184D load index at 40 mph on the road. It’s all about more load and more speed vs. existing tires. Contact trelleborg.com.
TRELLEBORG ROAD 1050/50 R32 TIRE
Heat generated during road travel can affect tire life, especially on fertilizer spreaders and other big rigs that travel up to 40 mph. Trelleborg introduces the 1050/50 R32 tire, similar to the 1000/50 R25 only larger. This tire, rated at 198D by industry standards, has a carrying capacity of 29,000 pounds. Compared to most standard tires on the market in this class, you can carry 40% more load or run with 40% less air. Contact trelleborg.com.
TRELLEBORG AUTO-INFLATION SYSTEM
Imagine being able to know air pressure within the tires on your grain cart, and inflating or deflating them as necessary automatically. You can’t buy it yet, but Trelleborg showed a prototype at farm shows. Spokespeople say the key is that the device can measure the load on the tire. It can measure inflation or deflation based on the load, and adjust accordingly. This will be offered as a wheel system. Contact trelleborg.com/wheelsystems.
MITAS HCM LINE
If a tire is good enough for use in mining, it ought to be good enough for agriculture. Indeed, the HCM line from Mitas is especially popular in livestock operations and other applications where a tire that can handle tough, uneven terrain is needed. Six sizes are available in this lineup of HCM tires. The tread pattern is what allows these tires to perform in rough conditions. Visit mitasag.com.
MITAS AGRI-TERRA TIRE
The Agri-Terra tire series from Mitas is specifically designed for use on manure spreaders. That application calls for a self-cleaning, steel-belted tire that can handle high load capacity and still be rated for road travel up to 40 mph. These tires are good in situations where flotation is a must. They are available in several sizes that fit both smaller and larger models. To learn more, visit mitas.ag.
FIRESTONE DESTINATION IMPLEMENT TIRE
The new Destination Turf tire series from Firestone was designed to handle conditions in the field, including running over stubble, from the start. Spokespeople say these radial tires have a new tread pattern to grip the soil, yet clean themselves at the same time. They also have Firestone’s unique technology that allows them to carry the same load at lower pressure or a bigger load at the same air pressure. Visit firestoneag.com.
FIRESTONE TIRE ON CASE TRACTOR
This Case tractor is equipped with a new Firestone tire on the rear duals. Spokespeople say it’s a VF-type tire designed to handle 40% more load at the same air pressure, or the same load as before but at lower air pressure. The trend is toward running tractors and other large machines at lower inflation pressure to get the best traction possible. Firestone people say the tires on this tractor are designed to deliver that kind of performance. Visit firestoneag.com.
CARLISLE LARGE-DIAMETER TIRE
A new line of Carlisle tires from the Calstar Group includes six new tread patterns with bead diameters ranging from 16 to 54 inches on both radial and bias tires. The lineup includes options for tractors, sprayers, harvesters, older tractors and skid steers. For more information or to find a local dealer, visit carlislebrandtires.com.
CARLISLE ATV TIRE
The Carlstar Group offers two new Carlisle all-trail tires. The new 27-inch tires are designed for hard surfaces like concrete, pavement and hard-packed soil. The all-trail series is suited for utility purposes like security, maintenance, transport and warehouse operations. The four-ply construction provides the puncture strength needed when riding over a variety of surface conditions. For more information or to find a local dealer, visit carlislebrandtires.com.
CARLISLE HEAVY-DUTY STEEL TIRE
Looking for a new heavy-duty tire? The Carlisle CSL16 tire offers heavy duty hauling capabilities for large equipment and extremely heavy loads. It features an all-steel body, a strength load rating of up to 4,400 pounds of towing capacity, extended highway service life and protection against environmental elements. The CSL16 tire is available in two sizes, ST235/80R16 and ST235/85R16. For more information or to find a local dealer, visit carlislebrandtires.com.
CONTINENTAL ULTRA TRACKS
Continental enhanced its popular Trackman, called Armorlug Ultra, designed to operate on the highest horsepower tractors in the industry. The new Armorlug Ultra embeds three fabric layers into the drive lugs, including one that is continuous, giving the tractors better power transfer and handling. For more information on Armorlug Ultra for your tractor, contact Continental, Fairlawn, Ohio, 330-664-7055 or visit contitech.us.
Designed for row-crop application for high-horsepower tractors, Michelin introduced the AgriBIB2. It offers a high traction level due to its R1W tread depth and 45-degree lug angle. The tread pattern is designed to improve stubble resistance and radial casing that can carry more weight with higher endurance than the first generation of AgriBIB tires. The 380/80R38 and 480/80R50 are available with 13 additional dimensions for 2018. For more information on these tires, contact your local Michelin North America dealer. To find one near you, visit michelinman.com.
Alliance 363 Agriflex VF 363 is designed to carry more on 40% less pressure. This spray tire is rated for speeds up to 40 mph. Built with a Stubble Guard rubber compound that keeps equipment from drifting, the tire is steel-belted for durability and increased life. This is the first row crop tire for the company, which is offering it in seven sizes. For more information, contact Alliance Tire America at 800-343-3276 or visit atgtire.com for a dealer near you.
ALLIANCE IF 280 TIRE
The IF 280/70R15 from Alliance Tire Americas is designed for tillage tools, or any other pull-behind implement. It can be used for balers or spreaders. It has a unique rib-type pattern to minimize soil compaction and crop damage. Its open-shoulder design minimizes scrub and soil damage. It is steel-belted for durability. This is the first release, according to company officials; there will be three more 15-inch tires to come. For more information contact Alliance Tire America at 800-343-3276 or visit atgtire.com for a dealer near you.
Losing tread on your tracks can be a pain. It requires a completely new track, but there may be another option in 2018. Camso is remanufacturing tracks and wheels. Company officials say that while many treads wear out on the tracks, the core does not. So they developed a process to replace the first layer of rubber while maintaining the core. The goal is to save farmers money by either retreading their own tracks or purchasing retreaded tracks from the company. Camso is looking for farmers willing to give the idea a try. For more information contact Camso at 819-869-8016 or visit camso.co.
TITAN SUPER SINGLE TIRE
Titan International expanded its Extreme Flotation lineup to include the Goodyear Optitrac LSW1100/35R32 and LSW1250/35R46, the world’s largest super single tire setup available for mechanical-front-wheel-drive tractors. The company says that this configuration offers about 25% improvement in footprint, therefore reducing soil compaction and field disturbance. Get all the details at titan-intl.com or call 800-872-2327.