BKT tires challenge muddy soil

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Traction, grip, resistance and safety are just some of the many challenges that arise when driving on muddy and wet terrain. BKT has developed a range of tires that “bite” the mud.

A tire must suit to every situation, also muddy terrain. This is why BKT tires face the challenge of mud which have been specifically designed for that end. Their design is in fact aimed at overcoming various challenges regarding traction on “sagging” soil, where the grip is not uniform, where the tire must self-clean quickly. It must also be resistant to tears and offer maximum safety and control when driving.

The tread design of these tires is more aggressive, for greater grip and to drive through mud, thanks to higher and better spaced blocks. These allow the tire to dig deep, facilitating grip, while the wider spacing helps with self-cleaning, an extremely important feature when working on muddy surfaces and terrain.

There are various agricultural machines, from tractors to sprinkler systems, passing through telehandlers, which have to work on slippery soil and for them BKT has developed specific ranges.

Starting from Agrimax Elos, designed for tractors operating on wet and boggy terrain. This tire has been designed to ensure excellent traction even in the most complex working conditions, such as rice fields, as well as excellent self-cleaning thanks to the extra-deep tread. The sides of this tire are also equipped with sidewall protectors for maximum safety and protection against any impact or damage. It is available in eight different sizes.

Also pivot sprinkler systems often work in mud and for them BKT has developed Agrimax RI 818. In addition to working at low pressures to reduce soil compaction and preserve crops, this tire ensures maximum traction which is essential when operating in fields in wet and humid conditions, typically related to this application. The tread pattern also offers good self-cleaning capabilities and greater stability on hillside applications thanks to its directional design.

Same characteristics also for the TR 117, a bias tire which is specific for irrigation applications with a central pivot. The TR 177 also features a special tread pattern which increases grip and allows for good self-cleaning.

Two other machines which often face wet and humid terrain are multifunctional telehandlers and spider excavators which are used to clean and maintain agricultural trenches which are prone to yield.

For these two applications BKT proposes Con Star, which guarantees performance under any conditions thanks to the firm grip, due to the large lugs which increase the contact area with the ground below. The cut-and-chip resistant compound also guarantees resistance and durability, while the diagonal design avoids lateral slippage, even when fully loaded – a fundamental element for these applications.

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