From the innovative two-layered lugs of the Alliance Agri Star II R-1W farm radial to the hybrid tread block design of the Alliance 550 Multiuse radial, the Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. booth at the 2021 Farm Progress Show (Booth 252) will feature a wide range of farm tires that can help producers find the optimal tire for any tire need across the farm or ranch.
“We’ve gone so far beyond the days where the standard R-1 tractor lug tire and the rib implement tire were the only real options on the farm,” says Blaine Cox, National Product Manager-Agriculture for Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America, Inc. “Today’s farm tires are optimized for particular soil types, specific kinds of tasks, whether the machinery spends much time on the road—there’s a tire designed to deliver the best way to tackle any challenges. Of course, there are also the all-around utility players because we know farmers need versatility. At our booth, people can see a variety of options and talk to our team about what would be best for their situation, and see why the Alliance and Galaxy brands can be their single source for all the tire needs on the farm or ranch.”
Cox says this year’s featured tire is the Alliance Agri Star II, a versatile, deep-tread R-1W radial whose unique, thick, two-layered lugs offer multiple angles and longer wear, along with a wider footprint than competitors.
Other stars of the show will include:
· The Alliance 550 Multiuse radial, whose hybrid tread pattern combines the additional biting edges and wear resistance of industrial tread blocks with the traction and self-cleaning of curved tractor lugs.
· The Galaxy Beefy Baby III, a rugged all-around performer for skid steer loaders working on dirt or pavement.
· The Galaxy Garden Pro XTD, with extra tread depth and a hybrid tread pattern soft enough for turf but sure-footed enough for any challenge a compact tractor might face around the farm.
· The Alliance Agriflex+ 363 VF Row Crop Radial, whose flexible sidewalls reduce soil compaction and improve wear resistance and roadability on tractors and sprayers. The 363 VF is part of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires’ Whole Farm concept—along with the Alliance Agriflex+ 381 VF and Agriflex+ 881 VF implement tires and a broad line of other tires featuring very high flexion sidewall technology—providing low-compaction options for nearly every wheel on the farm to help protect soil health.
This is an ideal year to discover the wider world of farm tires, Cox notes.
“Backlogs in filling new equipment orders and the strategy many growers have to keep their existing machinery for an extra year or more makes this an outstanding time to explore the latest in farm tire technology,” he explains. “The right tire can help boost the performance of farm machinery by putting more horsepower to the ground, improving traction, operating more smoothly and reliably on the road, and resisting wear. In the end, choosing a tire wisely can provide a big return on investment.”