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plus both rubber and polyurethane mid rollers. Their Enduratrax series tracks are available for tractors and other powered machinery as well as trailed equipment, and the range also includes recently introduced IMTS track systems and Enduraguard track carcasses. Sly is also offering a low disturbance track for drilling and top work where maximum flotation with minimum disturbance is needed. These special tracks are available at an affordable price allowing farmers to consider having two options depending on the season and conditions. Used tracks with a worn tread often have a fully serviceable carcass, and Sly Agri offers the Endura Re-Trax service that puts a new tread on an existing carcass. This is similar to the retread service often used on commercial

vehicle tyres, and tracks given a new lease of life by the Endura Re-Trax process are covered by the same warranty as a new unit.

New tyres New additions to the Mitas agricultural tyre range include the Agriterra 02 and 03 series flotation tyres designed for implement wheels. Design features include a steel belt and a special tread pattern to increase both the ground contact area and the load capacity. The VF710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 is a special purpose tyre for combine harvesters, designed to carry more than 10,000kg at only 1.6bar. Also available from Mitas is the 1250/50R32 Super Flexion, the largest tyre the company has produced, with a design that includes additional sidewall strength to carry heavy loads. Trelleborg’s new Variable Inflation Pressure or VIP wheel and tyre combination for combine harvesters will be awarded a gold medal at this month’s SIMA agricultural show in Paris. VIP was developed in partnership with Agco Fendt and features a series of The award-winning Trelleborg Variable Inflation Pressure wheels and tyres for combine harvesters feature automatic pressure adjustment.

sensors measuring the load on the wheel, the tyre inflation pressure and the temperature, and this information is used to adjust the tyre pressure automatically while the combine is working. Fitting the VIP system to maintain the optimum tyre pressure can reduce soil compaction by more than 10 per cent and allow a 5 per cent increase in crop yield, Trelleborg explains.

Six sizes New harvester tyres are also available from Apollo Vredestein. The Traxion Harvest series is available in six sizes from 620/75R26 to 900/60R32, three of them available in a Cyclic Harvesting Operation version for carrying heavier loads with the inflation pressure at a 20 per cent reduction to minimise ground pressure. Vredestein also has two new tyre series for telehandlers, backhoe loaders and compact wheeled loaders. These are the Versa tyres with a curved cleat for working on soft soils while the Endurion tyres have a stronger carcass to extend the working life in harder ground conditions. The ability to carry heavy loads at high speeds is the function of the Agrimax Sirio tyre added to the BKT

range. A new sidewall compound plus a special bead design reduce the risk of generating excessive heat when travelling at speed over long distances. BKT has also introduced an extra size in its Multimax MP 527 tyre series for telehandlers. The new arrival is the 440/80R24 featuring an aggressive tread design to provide a good grip in a wide range of conditions, and the sidewall strength is designed to maintain stability while working with heavy loads. The BKT distributor is Kirkby Tyres. Kirkby Tyres also distributes Alliance tyres including the Agriflex and Agriflex+ series featuring Improved Flexion and Very High Flexion technology. There is a choice of tread patterns to suit the major farm equipment categories including tractors, combine harvesters and sprayers, and they provide optimum efficiency in terms of ground pressure, fuel economy and output. The Agriflex specification offers either 20 per cent more load capacity than standard radials at the same inflation pressure or the same load capacity with a 20 per cent pressure reduction, and for Agriflex+ the choice is 40 per cent more load or 40 per cent less pressure. ■

Tel: +44 (0) 1945 440999 Replacement rubber tracks available for most makes/models including:

Agco Challenger

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Cat/Claas Challenger

Claas Terratrac/ Grimme/Ploeger/PMC

John Deere 8000T/8RT

2 Tread patterns available in 25”, 27.5”, 30” & 36” widths. High traction tread pattern for tillage. High flotation tread pattern for drilling/top work. Out of season discounts of up to £2600/set and free fitting.

Case IH Quadtrac

• Industry leading warranty • Lowest cost per hour solutions with our exclusive re-trax service program

Need to replace your tracks for next season? Call us! Sly Europe Ltd, Cliftons Bridge, Fishergate, Sutton St james, Lincs, PE12 0EZ .

www.slyagri.com

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