BKT Introduces New Agricultural Tires at Agritechnica 2017

The new BKT FL 637 flotation tire features a directional tread for improved flotation in the field and low rolling resistance during road travel.

FL 637 tire
FL 637 tire
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Can a tractor that weighs more than 1,500 kg (plus wheels) be transparent? Yes, it can actually - if made of Plexiglass. Yet, can a large multinational company with some thousand employees be transparent? Yes, it can actually - if it remains open-minded and receptive for innovation and research as well as for the world of employment, young people, and the society. Both these transparencies become crystal clear at Agritechnica 2017, the leading trade fair for agricultural machinery taking place at Hanover - from November 12-18, 2017. 

The main news scheduled at the BKT stand (HALL 3 – STAND B11) is the launch of the brand-new FL 637 (in size 520/50 R 17), part of the flotation lineup. This product is perfect for spreaders, trailers, and tank trucks boasting excellent performance features both in the fields and on the road. The directional tread design ensures top flotation features, low rolling resistance, and extraordinary self-cleaning properties. The steel-belted structure ensures remarkable load capacity and great resistance. Agrimax V-FlectoAgrimax V-Flecto

The BKT booth at Agritechnica 2017 is literally dominated by a huge transparent tractor made of 1,500 kg of Plexiglass and fitted with an extraordinarily innovative tire, namely Agrimax V-Flecto. It is BKT’s first tire based on Narrow Rim Option Technology (NRO), the new experimental standard by E.T.R.T.O., the European Tire and Rim Technology Organization. This marking enables to use recommended rims in standard size without specific rims that are necessary for VF tires of the same size, instead. 

Presented as world preview at SIMA, Paris earlier this year, Agrimax V-Flecto reduces soil compaction thanks to an optimized footprint and a larger tread. Besides, the tire is perfect both in the fields and on the road. Even at maximum load capacity, no change in inflation pressure is needed, since Agrimax V-Flecto sustains 40% more weight compared to a standard tire of the same size at the same inflation pressure. 

Next to the spectacular crystal-clear tractor, another surprising attraction can be admired at the BKT stand: the breathtaking stunts of Iya Traoré, the football freestyle champion from Africa, who performs four times a day at the BKT stand. Every show concludes with the traditional distribution of thousands of footballs signed BKT. 

Yet, BKT’s attention is not limited to sports. The company is very sensitive to topics related to future agriculture including the training of young operators in the farming sector. For this reason, the company has decided to sponsor the Young Farmers Day, a program that foresees a series of meetings and appointments dedicated to young farmers and their future opportunities. The event takes place on November 16 within the Agritechnica trade show and ends with the Young Farmers’ Party.