Alliance Tire America Inc. (ATA), part of global Alliance Tire Group, has introduced another high-performance, all-steel VF (very high-flexion) radial tyre with the new Alliance Agriflex+ 881, for today’s heaviest towed agricultural implements. The Agriflex+ product line notably uses extremely flexible sidewall technology to improve load-carrying capacity and reduce soil compaction – the designated radial tyres can carry as much of a load as a conventional radial tyre at 40% less inflation pressure and also reduces soil compaction force by about 40%.
The Alliance Agriflex+ 881 is more than just a low-inflation-pressure tyre: its cross-cutting rib tread pattern provides better traction on loose soil and spreads load evenly to reduce compaction.The tyre’s all-steel construction resists punctures and maintains a longer footprint while rugged steel radial belts and woven steel carcass plies also dissipate heat more effectively than other cord materials found in many radial tyres; the stubble guard compound of the tyre has also been optimised to reduce road wear and damage from crop residue. These properties are crucial for farm machines running at speeds of up to 40 mph.
“We are dedicated to what we call our whole-farm concept, where we look at every machine that touches the field and seek to provide farmers with a low-compaction tyre to help protect their yield potential,” explained Nick Phillippi, ATA’s National product manager (agriculture).
Phillippi added that the Alliance Agriflex+ 881 implement radial is a complement to the Alliance 381 Agriflex IF and VF line, a series of steel-belted radial flotation tyres with a distinctive lightning-bolt rib tread pattern designed as replacement tyres for smaller conventional implement sizes that deliver higher speed and higher load capacity.Together, the 881 and 381 boosts tyre performance and delivers low-compaction options with D-speed ratings for a wide range of farm implements.