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Tyres4U Pty introduces new Firestone farm tyres featuring AD2 technology

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Tyres4U Pty  introduces a new class of farm tyres designed by Firestone Agricultural Tyres for larger, heavier machinery.
 
Featuring Advanced Deflection Design (AD2) technology, which allows greater sidewall flexibility, the new line of Firestone farm tyres meets the North American Tyre and Rim Association’s Increased Flexion (IF) standard.
 
Firestone farm tyres with AD2 technology offer significant advantages to farmers with their ability to carry heavier loads at the same pressure, or the same load at lower pressures compared to standard radials.
 
Trent Wallin, the product manager of farm tyres at Tyres4U notes that tyre development needs to keep up with the innovation and manufacturing speed of farming machinery, which is evolving at a rapid pace.
 
He adds that the AD2 technology in the new Firestone tractor tyres helps farmers improve productivity without compromising endurance or service life. The tyre’s greater sidewall flexibility not only offers improved operator comfort but also greater load capacity, productivity and performance.
 
Key benefits of Firestone farm tyres with the AD2 technology:
 
  • Carries up to 20% greater loads than standard radials of the same size
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Larger footprint than same-size standard radial improves traction to help reduce both field time and fuel consumption
  • Allows farmers to operate larger, higher horsepower equipment
  • Operators can carry heavier loads or add extra gear to a tractor without having to raise air pressure in the tyres
  • Available in five sizes, two for front-axle applications on MFWD tractors and three drive tyres for MFWD and both axles on 4WD machines
Built at the Firestone farm tyre headquarters in Iowa in the Midwestern United States, the tyres with AD2 technology have achieved the ‘Increased Flexion’ designation.  
 
The first Firestone tyres with AD2 technology are expected to be available during the second quarter of 2011 through Certified Firestone Farm Tyre Dealers and as options from major tractor manufacturers such as John Deere.
 
Firestone farm tyres range:
 
  • IF420/85R34 – Row Crop Tractor Front
  • IF600/70R30 – Row Crop Tractor Front
  • IF480/80R50 – Row Crop Tractor Rear, 4WD Tractor Tyre
  • IF710/70R38 – Row Crop Tractor Rear, 4WD Tractor Tyre
  • IF710/70R42 – Row Crop Tractor Rear, 4WD Tractor Tyre
Tyres4U is the exclusive distributor of Firestone Agricultural tyres in Australia.

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