The slick Powerpull gives tractor pullers the freedom to create their own winning tread
It may not be on the shortlist of sports under consideration for the next Olympic Games, however tractor pulling has a dedicated following, both in its homeland the USA and in a number of other countries. Within Europe, the sport is most loved by the Danes, Dutch and Germans, and to meet demand for tractor pulling tyres within our region, Mitas has launched the Powerpull into Europe.
The size 30.5L32 148A8 Mitas Powerpull is a slick tyre without a tread pattern, designed to enable competitors to create a tread pattern of their own choice. Mitas says the Powerpull is manufactured using a similar process used for its regular high horsepower tractor tyres, and therefore the pulling tyre comes with guaranteed endurance and durability.
“The big advantage of Mitas Powerpull is the fact that it is sold as a slick tyre, allowing a custom cut according to the competitor’s specification,” said Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ sales and marketing director. “To ensure being one of the first competitors to put on a new set of Mitas Powerpull tyres, I would encourage pullers to contact their cutter and put their name on the list.”
Key Powerpull specifications
• Tyres are matched in pairs at the factory to a circumference tolerance of approximately 1.2 centimetres and are sold in matched pairs.
• When the tyres are matched at the factory, they are inflated to 0.8 bar and the circumference measured.
• The average circumference of this production run at 0.8 bar is 5.273 metres.
The Mitas Powerpull has been launched in Europe after several months of in-house development and extensive testing. During the final stage of development, Mitas took advantage of first-hand feedback on Mitas Powerpull’s design from several pullers and pulling teams in Europe and North America. Below are a few examples of the impressive results Mitas Powerpull has achieved in competitions (in North America & Europe):
Heart of Illinois State Fair, 2015: 1st place (Modified)
Enderle Pulloff, 2015: 2nd place (Super Stock Diesel)
NTPA Winter Nationals, 2016: 1st place/Friday (Super Stock Diesel)
NTPA Winter Nationals, 2016: 2nd place/Saturday (Super Stock Diesel)
National Farm Machinery Show, 2016: 2nd place (Super Stock Diesel)
European Superpull, Rotterdam, 2016: 5th place (Superstock)
Mitas actively supports tractor-pulling events. In Europe, the tyre maker is the official partner of the European Tractor Pulling Committee (ETPC), and in this capacity supports all Eurocup pulls. Mitas has recently prolonged its sponsorship agreement with ETPC for the Eurocup 2016 season.
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