Alliance Tire has introduced a new VF tire for the largest class of high-clearance sprayers. With wide steel radial belts, stubble-resistant rubber compounds, sidewalls engineered for extra flexibility, and a large air chamber to support the weight of today’s big machinery, the Alliance Agriflex+ 354 tire in the 420/95R50 size can handle loads of more than 15,000 pounds per wheel. The new Alliance tire is one of only two sprayer tires that size on the market.
Alliance Tire Americas’ product manager for agriculture, James Crouch, says VF technology offers operators a choice of two key benefits: VF tires can carry the same load like a conventional radial tire at 40 percent lower inflation pressure, dramatically reducing soil compaction, or VF tires can carry 40 percent more weight at the same inflation pressure as a conventional radial tire of the same size.
Crouch notes that the new Alliance Agriflex+ 354 is rated for road speeds up to 40 mph, part of Alliance’s focus on keeping sprayers moving faster during the busy application season.