The Agritechnica 2013 fair in Hannover will see the world premiere of a revolutionary tire concept presented at the Mitas booth. Mitas’ latest innovation is called Mitas PneuTrac. It brings together the best of both worlds of the traditional pneumatic tires and rubber tracks.

“Mitas PneuTrac is a real revolution in the design of tires,” said Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ sales and marketing director. “Mitas stands out as an innovator in the tire industry. This concept shows that we are thinking outside the box of current tire-producing practices with a strong focus on what will benefit farmers. We still have some way to go to bring the concept into a commercial product but the initial results look very promising challenging the design of the conventional tire and cost of tracks,” added Mabin.

Mitas PneuTrac provides better traction efficiency with lower slippage, which results in lower operational costs and potentially higher crop yields when compared with standard tires. PneuTrac ensures stable driving at low inflation pressures, thus ensuring comfort and safety with no need to adjust inflation pressure.

“The test of PneuTrac made at our testing facilities provided us with argumentation that this concept is a great piece of work with clear benefits for enhanced performance of agricultural machinery,” said Hans-Ulrich Klose, head of the automotive engineering unit at Mitas.” We will unveil the results of the test during Agritechnica,” added Hans-Ulrich Klose.

MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tires. Mitas manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under license.