Alliance Tire Americas has released the Alliance Agriflex+ 881.
The company says this all-steel VF (very high-flexion) radial tire is designed for today’s heaviest towed agricultural implements and is rated for road speeds up to 40 mph.
The company says the Agriflex+ product line uses extremely flexible sidewall technology to improve the load-carrying capacity and reduce soil compaction. The VF tires designated as Alliance Agriflex+ radials can carry as much of a load as a conventional radial tire at 40% less inflation pressure, reducing soil compaction force by about 40%, Alliance says.
Nick Phillippi, national product manager—agriculture for ATA, says that introducing the Alliance Agriflex+ 881 VF radial in three implement sizes VF 295/75R22.5, VF 255/70R22.5 and VF 445/65R22.5 and scheduling the introduction of four more sizes soon is part of the company’s commitment to minimizing soil compaction.
The company says the Alliance Agriflex+ 881 has a cross-cutting rib tread pattern and the tire’s all-steel construction resists punctures and maintains a longer footprint. Steel radial belts and woven steel carcass plies also dissipate heat more effectively than other cord materials found in many radial tires, and the stubble guard compound is optimized to reduce road wear as well as damage from crop residue, Alliance says.
In addition to boosting tire performance, the rounded shoulders of the Alliance Agriflex 381 protect sensitive surfaces like turf from ruts and divots, Alliance adds.