BKT adds ATV, ag tyres

New wheels for ag trailers and ATVs are the focus of Indian tyre manufacturer BKT


Indian tyre manufacturer BKT has released a new tyre for all-terrain vehicles that, it says, come with optimised traction to suit off-road conditions.

The Sierra Max Pro is a radial tyre with a wider footprint and robust lugs that the company says enables better lateral and forward traction as well as a smoother ride.

"The Sierra Max Pro has been designed to guarantee an extraordinarily comfortable drive while providing safety and full control over steering and driving," the company says.

The new BKT product is being launched in the AT 27 X 11 R 14 size, with an AT 25 x 8 R 12 size already under development.

BKT will also expand its V-Flexa range of Very High Flexion (VF) flotation tyres designed for farm trailers, adding three new sizes: VF 600/65 R 26.5, VF 650/55 R 26.5, and VF 560/60 R 22.5.

Tyre giant BKT has introduced a new range for ag trailers and ATVs for 2021

The company currently only offers the tyres in the VF 600/55 R 26.5 size, adding that its decision to expand the range is a step towards improved sustainability.

VF tyres let tyres transport about 40% more weight at the same air pressure as standard tyres, BKT says.

"The latest-generation Flotation product features a tread with three belt layers in HD (Heavy Duty) steel, which provides greater strength to the casing and hence resistance against damaging attacks," the company says.

"Its extra-large tyreprint enables perfect load distribution, but still operating delicately on the land where necessary, thus avoiding soil compaction and so maintaining the value of crops."

"Self-cleaning, durability, and low rolling resistance complete the qualities, which characterise products in this range," BKT adds. 

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