Mitas releases VF HC 3000 harvester tyre
The Mitas range of very high flexion, or VF tyres has been enlarged through the introduction of the HC 3000 in size 710/70R42. The harvester tyre was released in the market last month and offers the advantages of higher maximum load capacity and lower inflation pressure during cycling field operation than standard tyres.
“Mitas is the leader in the harvester tyre segment. Close to 50 per cent of new harvesters in Europe are fitted with tyres produced by Mitas,“ comments Andrew Mabin, marketing and sales director at Mitas. “With the new Mitas VF HC 3000, we would like show that through innovations and the constant introduction of new products we will maintain this position by offering the best product in its class.”
In comparison with the same size combine standard tyre, the Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 boasts 26 per cent less inflation pressure during cyclic field operation, resulting in significantly less soil compaction. An additional HC 3000 advantage, albeit one that doesn’t have a direct impact on soil protection, is the tyre’s narrower section width, a benefit for farmers who require increased mobility.
“Mitas now offers a full range of tyres using VF technology. Besides HC 3000 tyres designed for harvesters, Mitas also offers HC 1000 for sprayers and HC 2000 tyres for high-horsepower tractors,” says Pavel Kott, Mitas’ agricultural tyres product manager.
The Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO (Cyclic Field Operation) HC 3000 has a ‘B’ speed rating, allowing speeds of up to 31 mph or 50 km/h. It is capable of carrying loads of up to 14.3 tonnes (15 km/h cyclic). Like all very high flexion tyres it features a highly flexible sidewall that allows for an extended footprint – Mitas believes VF tyres compete with rubber tracks in many respects. The Mitas range of VF tyres are products in in Charles City, USA and Otrokovice, Czech Republic.