CHARLOTTE, N.C. — India's Ceat Ltd. is offering a "best in class" seven-year warranty on all of its ag radial tires sold in North America.
According to the company, customers who have a Ceat ag radial that becomes unserviceable, unrepairable or unsafe due to a defect in materials or workmanship during the first two years, with no more than 25 percent wear, will receive 100 percent credit.
For the third to seventh year, the tires are warrantied on a pro-rated basis, depending on tread wear. Ceat, India's No. 4 tire maker, said if the tire is 90-percent worn, a 10-percent credit will be given to the customer.
In addition, Ceat said its ag radials are warrantied for field hazard and stubble damage—customers will receive 75-percent credit if this damage were to occur. Credit will be 50 percent within the second year and 25 percent credit within third year.
Tarang Srivastava, general manager of Ceat Specialty Tires Inc., called the warranty the best "offered on any ag tire brand competing in the value segment of the U.S. market.
"We have a high-quality product manufactured at one of the world's most advanced ag radial factories," he said "This warranty will help give U.S. farmers and ranchers the confidence to give Ceat quality a try."
Ceat introduced the Farmax R85 ag radial tire, to the U.S. market last year. The tire, available in rim sizes 20 to 46, features flexible sidewalls, wider tread face and higher inner tire volume that the company said helps reduce soil compaction and allows it to carry more load.
Ceat said the tire's dual lug angle design with more lug overlap gives it superior traction and better stability.
The company said it is adding 65 and 70 series Farmax tires to the U.S. lineup, with flotation radials to follow.