The next SIMA agricultural trade show will take place in February 2021 rather than in November 2020, as originally planned. The organisers rescheduled the Paris-based fair to 21-25 February 2021 “at the request of a large number of exhibitors and organisations from the agricultural machinery industry whose production and distribution activities have been hit hard by today’s public health and economic crisis.”
The Ceat agricultural tyre range will expand this year to cover high power tractor tyres, harvester tyres and steel belted flotation tyres. News of these new product lines was shared at the SIMA show in Paris yesterday, where Ceat Specialty Tyres also presented its recently-launched Farmax R85 series, R65 series and R70 series agricultural radial range, Floatmax radial flotation tyres and Farmax RC row crop radials.
Vredestein will exhibit its latest Traxion tractor tyres on the French market at The Paris International Agribusiness Show (SIMA). The tyre manufacturer said it would showcase its new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors along with the latest sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors. “It starts with the unique curvature of the tread cleats,” says Ruud Nijland, divisional head sales for agricultural and industrial tyres Europe at Apollo Vredestein.
The tyre described as a “game changer” when awarded a SIMA Innovation Gold Medal last November has now been launched at the Paris agribusiness fair. This game changing product is the Michelin EvoBib, a ‘2 in 1 tyre’ containing patented tread pattern and casing technology that enables the tyre’s shape and profile to change according to inflation pressure.
Trelleborg has announced the global launch of the Variable Inflation Pressure system (VIP) at SIMA 2017 in Paris, France. The VIP system is a smart and autonomous complete wheel capable of self-adjusting the pressure of a combine harvester’s tyre during operation according to its precise load, optimising the tyre’s footprint in order to reduce soil compaction.
A new size has joined the Alliance 380 range. Alliance Tire Group has unveiled a size 800/60R32 version of the flotation radial at the SIMA show in France. The new product is aimed at trailers, tankers, sprayers and loaders.
Trelleborg Group tyre manufacturer Mitas has launched a new advertising campaign emphasising the needs of farmers for quality equipment they can rely on. It highlights the various types of machinery and applications, terrains and locations, and weather conditions and terrains encountered by agricultural professionals. Mitas’ campaign, showing how reliable tyres can help farmers to improve the overall effectiveness of farming, will be presented during the SIMA show in Paris from 26 February to 2 March (Stand C060, Hall 7).
An additional size is joining the Trelleborg TM3000 range of tyres for spreader applications. The new VF1050/50R32 product will be unveiled at the SIMA 2017 fair in Paris later this month following its debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, USA, which begins tomorrow.
The SIMA international agribusiness show in Paris will serve as a platform for Apollo Vredestein to introduce the widest available radial implement tyre with a diameter below the crucial 1,250 millimetre mark. From 26 February to 2 March, the company will showcase the 800/40 R 22.5 168D Flotation Trac radial, a product it developed with agricultural equipment manufacturers.
The world premiere of the latest Mitas agricultural tyre, the metre-wide 1000/50 R 25 SFT, will take place at the SIMA show in Paris later this month. The tyre is designed for use on high-horsepower agricultural machinery such as potato harvesters and self-propelled spreaders, and offers flexibility when it comes to load and inflation pressure.
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.
The ‘2 in 1’ tyre from Michelin wasn’t the only tyre innovation honoured at yesterday’s 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards. Trelleborg Wheel Systems also walked away with a gold medal for its soon to be released Variable Inflation Pressure, or VIPTM, system.
A shape-shifting tyre that protects soil while accommodating on-road use is Michelin’s answer to the growing size of agricultural machinery, and this new solution – the ‘2 in 1’ tyre – has landed a SIMA Innovation Award ahead of its launch under the Evobib brand name next year.
Mitas has launched a “slick” agricultural tyre designed for use in the niche sport of tractor-pulling. The Powerpull 30.5L-32 is manufactured without a tread pattern, allowing the competitor to create the winning tread design. Its bias-ply construction and manufacture is based on a process similar to that of the Mitas’ high-horsepower tractor tyres, which the Czech company says will guarantee endurance and durability.