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Titan Now Offering VF Implement Tires
Most implement tires are bias, but Titan Tire is now making a radial version called the Contractor Radial implement tire. Because of its radial construction, the tire can work at cooler running temperatures, effectively lengthening the life of the tire.
“Implements have gotten heavier over the years and are outgrowing the load capacity of standard bias sizes that run at significantly higher inflations,” says Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager for Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires.
With the goal of reducing soil compaction in mind, farmers can carry the same weight load as a standard implement tire at 40% lower inflation pressures due to the tires’ Very High Flexion (VF) design.
“Farmers are traveling longer distances from field to field with increased loads, so they’re looking for a tire that can provide better roading and increased carrying capacity at reduced pressures,” Sloan says. “That is exactly what the Contractor Radial tire offers.”
The same zigzag, ribbed tread design that’s become a staple of the Goodyear FS24 is featured on the Contractor Radial tires. Riders can expect a smooth road ride and more stability for side-slope applications with this design. Ground disturbance is less of an issue because of the tire design’s large contact area and rounded corners.
You can find the Contractor Radial tires in two different sizes as of now: VF280/70R15 (replaces the traditional 11L-15) and VF320/70R15 (replaces the 12.5L-15). The VF280/70R15 can manage 5,080 pounds at 58 psi, while the VF320/70R15 can carry 5,680 pounds at 52 psi.
Three additional sizes are currently in development at Titan.