SIMA debut for Alliance VF flotation tyre
The Alliance Tire Group (ATG) claims a world first with the launch of its Alliance 389 VF, a flotation tyre featuring VF, or very high flexion, technology. The off-road tyre specialist states that the 389 VF is the first product to bring together the reduced soil pressure offered by flotation tyres and the superior load carrying/tyre pressure combination of a VF design.
“Alliance tyres are already recognised as the leaders in the global flotation radial market,” comments ATG. “The fact that innovative patterns such as Alliance 380 and Alliance 390 are used by some of the most prestigious trailer and machinery manufacturers in Europe clearly shows that these tyres are highly appreciated in the industry. The world premiere of the Alliance 389 VF now opens the next round of innovation.”
ATG reports that the 389 VF can be either operated at 30 per cent lower tyre pressure or with 30 per cent more load at the same pressure as a conventional flotation tyre. “By means of this outstanding innovation, Alliance Tire Group is able to provide high-performance tyres which allow trailer tyres to mirror the pressure of VF tyres on today’s high horsepower tractors, thus significantly reducing foot print pressure and resulting soil compaction during agricultural operations – which in turn allows to maintain soil fertility and high yield potentials.”
Starting with the launch of the Alliance 389 VF series at the SIMA fair in Paris in February, different sizes are expected to be launched throughout the year. Amongst other sizes, this will include VF 650/55R26.5 in June 2017, VF 600/55R26.5 and VF 750/45R26.5 in August and various other sizes in the months to come.