Tyre manufacturing company Alliance Tyres Americas (ATA) has just launched the Agri Star II, a multi-angle lug radial farm tyre which is claimed to offer “extra eye appeal.” ATA has modified the tread design into a new “Stratified Layer Technology” for improved traction due to a more stable, longer-lasting tread bar with added biting edges; the tyre also features a pair of step-tie bars under the lugs to anchor the tread, break up mud and minimise lug shuffling.
In addition to the new design, the overlap of the two lug styles is said to improve on-road performance, according to ATA, while the use of a polyester casing offers enhanced stability versus tyres that use nylon plies. With a seven-year warranty, the Agri Star II is available in 76 sizes ranging from 260/70R16 to 710/70R42, including the popular 480/80R50.
Brian Sheehey, ATA’s VP of marketing, proudly calls the Agri Star II a “versatile, all-around performer for all classes of tractors.”
“With its long wear and Stubble Guard Compound, the Agri Star II is priced to deliver the lowest cost per 32nd (inch) of tread in the category,” he said, “and its radial belts and durable carcass enlarge the tyre’s contact patch to 13% larger than a typical, comparably sized radial.”