Alliance tyre nominated for Agritechnica Systems & Components Trophy

The Alliance F344 ELIT is the world’s first low pressure forestry tyre

Following on from the Alliance 389 MPT’s receipt of an Agritechnica Innovation Award Silver Medal last week, the focus now shifts to another innovation in the Alliance tyre portfolio. The Alliance Forestar 344 ELIT has been nominated for the Agritechnica ‘Systems and Components Trophy – Engineers’ Choice’.

Alliance F344 ELIT – Engineered Low Inflation Tire – is the world’s first low pressure forestry tyre. It operates at half the air pressure of a standard tyre, meaning a load can be carried at up to 2.5 bar instead of the forestry tyre standard of 4.5 to 5 bar. In addition to high operational efficiency, low pressure tyres offer a significantly larger footprint – 26 per cent in the case of the F344 ELIT – leading to less soil compaction, better regrowth of trees and a comfortable ride for the operator. The larger footprint also provides high traction, reduces fuel costs and increases overall productivity of forest work. Furthermore, special tread compounds and steel reinforcements provide the necessary durability to sustain extreme working environments during a long service life.

The Engineers’ Choice award, which belongs to the Systems & Components Trophy series, is an accolade for new or significantly improved concepts capable of playing a particularly instrumental role in driving and implementing progress in production procedures.

The Alliance F344 ELIT has been ranked among the top 20 innovations by a jury of development engineers. An online vote will now decide on the three winning concepts, which are to be announced at the Agritechnica trade fair on 10 November 2019.

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