Mitas has expanded its ag tyre range with the introduction of the HC 3000 R, a new tyre for harvesting machinery and other heavy agricultural equipment.

The HC stands for high capacity and this radial tyre range is led by the largest-ever in the Mitas HC range, the VF 1000/65R32 CFO. The HC 3000 R tyre features very high flexion (VF) technology and rounded shoulder sections, denoted by the R in its name.

Unlike other tyres in the range that are primarily used on combines, the new HC 3000 R tyre is also designed for self-propelled slurry tankers.

“We developed this new tyre in response to market demand for a high load capacity tyre for slurry tankers, equipping it with a new and highly soil-friendly tread pattern,” explained Pavel Kott, product manager for Mitas' agricultural tyres.

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It is designed for gentle ground handling, especially when turning in fields or on grassland, an attribute that comes from the new rounded shoulder design and flexible sidewalls.

Its innovative carcass structure, means the tyres have up to 40% higher load capacity than standard tyres, making them ideal for cyclic field operations in which the load on the machine frequently changes.

The tyres can be used at lower inflation pressure for better traction and reduced slippage. “These features provide great benefits from the economic perspective and in terms of reducing environmental impact,” added Mr Kott.

Mitas has also launched a major upgrade to its handy tyre pressure app, adding new features and languages to reach farmers wherever they are. Designed to allow farmers to calculate and set the right agriculture tyre pressure depending on speed and loads for their operations, the app is free for both Android and iOS devices. Users can also locate the Mitas dealer closest to them.

This user-friendly app and tyre pressure calculator is aimed at giving farmers quick access to the information they need, so they can accelerate machine performance in the field or on the road.

Maintaining accurate tyre pressure is essential to smooth operations and can reduce operation costs by more than 20% and applying the right tyre pressure efficiency according to speed and loads gives better traction, less soil compaction, and reduced fuel consumption.