New Tyres from BKT Boost Agroforestry Operations

In today's evolving agricultural landscape, agroforestry systems are becoming increasingly prevalent. These systems reduce the vulnerability of agricultural and forest lands to climate change, while enhancing resilience and providing opportunities for growth.

Recognising the need to support agricultural enterprises in maximising the benefits of agroforestry, BKT, a leading manufacturer of Off-Highway tyres, has introduced two new tyre models tailored for mixed-use applications. These models are designed to offer exceptional operational efficiency on agricultural terrain and superior performance in forested areas.

The two tyre models, FORESTMAX (radial construction) and FORESTLAND (cross-ply construction), are specifically engineered to meet the diverse terrain challenges typical of rural areas engaged in agroforestry. Such environments demand high operational versatility and pose significant challenges for machinery. Launched a few months ago, these BKT products offer a reliable and safe solution, with their strength rooted in versatility.

“We have been seeking a solution that meets the demands of agricultural businesses alternating between field applications and more strenuous activities such as operations in wooded and forested areas,” says Denis Piccolo, Product Manager of Agricultural Tyres at BKT Europe. “These two new tyres stand out for their adaptability to variable and rugged terrains, which often include an abundance of branches, woody debris, roots, stones, and other residues that can damage unsuitable equipment. This is not the case with FORESTMAX and FORESTLAND, which are indeed perfect solutions for addressing the diverse operational needs of these environments.”

Key features of these tyres include robustness and extraordinary resistance to cuts and tears, even under the harshest working conditions. FORESTMAX is equipped with a specially developed tread compound and a structure reinforced with steel belts, significantly reducing the risk of punctures in forested terrains. On rough and uneven grounds, this tyre ensures excellent traction and stability, thanks to its strong open shoulder design. FORESTLAND, on the other hand, is a particularly strong and durable tyre, capable of withstanding the toughest conditions due to its special polyester carcass and robust sidewall, ensuring a long product lifespan.

The combination of tread resistance and shoulder design makes FORESTMAX an excellent self-cleaning tyre, suitable for various agricultural operations with tractors, such as soil milling and stone crushing. The open shoulder design of FORESTLAND provides excellent traction on soft soils, while the rigid, reinforced tread blocks ensure a firm grip on any terrain along with high self-cleaning properties.

Stability is another common feature of these two products, essential for safely navigating the challenging operational conditions of forestry. With FORESTMAX and FORESTLAND, BKT continues its commitment to marketing increasingly powerful tyres, specifically designed to boost the development of profitable systems and the productivity of enterprises focused on quality.

These new offerings from BKT are set to make significant contributions to the agroforestry sector, providing the necessary durability and performance to support sustainable and efficient agricultural practices.

New Tyres from BKT Boost Agroforestry Operations
May 23, 2024

Q&A: Enhancing Agroforestry Operations with BKT’s New Tyres

What is agroforestry, and why is it important?

Agroforestry is a land-use system that integrates trees and shrubs into agricultural landscapes. It is important because it reduces the vulnerability of agricultural and forest lands to climate change, enhances resilience, and offers various environmental and economic benefits.

Who is BKT, and what is their role in agriculture?

BKT (Balkrishna Industries Limited) is a leading manufacturer of Off-Highway tyres. They produce high-quality tyres designed for agricultural, construction, and industrial machinery. BKT's role in agriculture is to provide innovative tyre solutions that improve the efficiency and productivity of farming operations.

What are the names of the new tyres BKT has introduced?

BKT has introduced two new tyres specifically designed for mixed-use applications in agroforestry: FORESTMAX and FORESTLAND.

What is the construction type of the FORESTMAX tyre?

The FORESTMAX tyre features a radial construction.

What is the construction type of the FORESTLAND tyre?

The FORESTLAND tyre features a cross-ply (bias) construction.

How do these tyres benefit agricultural and forestry operations?

These tyres benefit agricultural and forestry operations by providing exceptional operational efficiency on agricultural terrain and superior performance in forested areas. They offer robustness, resistance to cuts and tears, excellent traction, stability, and self-cleaning properties, making them ideal for diverse and challenging terrains.

What are the key features of the FORESTMAX tyre?

The FORESTMAX tyre has a specially developed tread compound, steel belt reinforcement, excellent traction and stability on rough grounds, and strong self-cleaning properties. It is designed to reduce the risk of punctures and ensure a long product lifespan.

What are the key features of the FORESTLAND tyre?

The FORESTLAND tyre has a special polyester carcass, a robust sidewall, rigid reinforced tread blocks, excellent traction on soft soils, and high self-cleaning properties. It is designed to handle tough conditions and ensure durability.

Who can benefit from using BKT’s new tyres?

Agricultural businesses and forestry operations that require machinery to operate efficiently on variable and rugged terrains can benefit from using BKT's new tyres. These tyres are ideal for environments with a high degree of terrain diversity and operational challenges.

What makes these tyres particularly suitable for agroforestry?

These tyres are particularly suitable for agroforestry because they are designed to handle the diverse and challenging terrains typical of rural areas engaged in agroforestry. Their versatility, robustness, and resistance to harsh conditions make them perfect for both agricultural and forestry applications.

How does BKT support the development of sustainable agricultural practices?

BKT supports the development of sustainable agricultural practices by designing and marketing powerful tyres that enhance the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of farming operations. Their innovative tyre solutions help agricultural enterprises maximise the benefits of agroforestry systems.

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