BKT’s Ridemax tire range is expanding with the new 525/65 R 20.5 size of its Ridemax FL 699 for trailers. It joins the existing 24 R 20.5.
BKT is always looking for innovation through an increasing focus on environmental sustainability, hence it studies every possible solution that respects the soil – when we are talking of agriculture – and the environment by reducing fuel consumption and lowering the CO2 footprint.
This has given rise to Ridemax, the BKT tire range designed for transport operations with tractors and trailers, in agricultural and industrial applications. It has been developed to be stable at high speeds, to support heavy loads in order to reduce transport cycles, and to reduce rolling resistance, thus consuming less fuel.
The Ridemax range includes the FL 699, FL 693 M, FL 690 and FL 690 IND for trailers. For tractors, Ridemax tires are IT 696 and IT 697 (M+S).
Ridemax FGK 699 opens the Flotation range for agricultural trailers and tank trucks and has an “All Steel” structure to withstand a high load capacity, decreasing the number of transport cycles. It also features a reinforced bead which guarantees stability even at high speeds and ensures a comfortable ride which offers safety and control.
Ridemax FL 693 M provides excellent road handling, prioritizing comfort and self-cleaning properties. The D/E speed indices of the range stand for higher speeds when travelling on the road leading to significant time savings.
Ridemax FL 690 can be used for 75% of road operations for trailers and tankers, can carry heavy loads and has excellent self-cleaning properties. Its “twin” tire is FL 690 IND, which has been developed specifically for industrial trailers.
Ridemax IT 696 has a unique tread design which provides good adherence for road applications, also in the winter, as well as guaranteeing self-cleaning properties and low rolling resistance. It is particularly suitable for transport and maintenance applications, also thanks to the high speeds it can achieve.
Finally, Ridemax IT 697 (M + S) represents the best option for tractors in winter operations. Thanks to the incisions in the tread and the special compound, the vehicle can be driven in complete stability, comfort and control. Moreover, if 3,000 hours is the average duration for a tire on the rear axle, BKT’s tests show that Ridemax IT 697 (M+S) can work over 4,000 hours.