New Alliance row crop tyres
In a bid to lead the row crop sector, Alliance Tire Group has introduced IF (Improved Flexion) and VF (Very improved flexion) low pressure Alliance 354 Agriflex and 354 Agriflex + (VF) narrow radials.
According to the company, the tyres are designed with specific sidewall flexibility, enabling them to carry either the same loads as standard radial tractor tyres but at lower pressures or carry up to 20 per cent (IF) and 40 per cent (VF) heavier loads at the same pressure.
The main benefits of 354 AGRIFLEX series are said to be larger footprint resulting into lower ground pressure and lower soil compaction; better fuel economy; overall higher operation productivity; higher speed of up to 65km/h.
Tulips from Amsterdam?
In order to demonstrate these properties, Alliance points to the famous flower fields of the Netherlands where its radial have been deployed to offer a high level of protection whilst also offering traction and operating comfort.
“These tyres offer superior protection for the plants because the shoulders are rounded whilst the radial construction allows for a longer footprint and thus low ground pressure”, explains Angelo Noronha, chief sales and marketing – After Market, Europe, adding:
“One of our customers, the Maliepaard bloembollen Company in Stad aan’t Haringvliet, grows 130 hectares of tulip bulbs. Their tractor, New Holland T6 160 is equipped with 350 Alliance Row Crop Radials on both axle – and these tyres do not only effectively ensure the protection of the soil and plants but also deliver excellent driving comfort and traction at the same time”.
Laurens Maliepaard, owner of Maliepaard bloembollen Company, is also satisfied with the Alliance tyres: “After using the tyres, I can say Alliance A350 was the right choice as it offers superior crop protection, comfort, and traction, without damaging the soil.”