WAKEFIELD, Mass.—Alliance Tire Americas Inc. is launching a line of R-1 radial farm tires, the Agri Star II, with a multi-angle lug design that Alliance claims offers better traction and extra "eye appeal."
The new tread design combines a single-angle layer stacked on top of a wider, multi-angle lug in a design Alliance calls "Stratified Layer Technology," which the company said offers a more stable, longer-lasting tread bar with added biting edges for better traction.
Brian Sheehey, vice president of marketing, calls the Agri Star II a "versatile, all-around performer for all classes of tractors" and said Alliance sees "extra benefits to the 140-hp and above categories switching from our standard FarmPRO line.
"With its long wear and Stubble Guard Compound, the Agri Star II is priced to deliver the lowest cost per 32nd (inch) of tread in the category," he added, "and its radial belts and durable carcass enlarge the tire's contact patch to 13 percent larger than a typical, comparably sized radial."
The tire also features a pair of step-tie bars under the lugs to anchor the tread, break up mud and minimize lug shuffling. In addition, the overlap of the two lug styles is designed to improve on-road performance, while the use of a polyester casing offers enhanced stability versus tires in the targeted price point that use nylon plies, Mr. Sheehey said.
ATA is offering a seven-year warranty on the new tire line, which launches in 76 sizes ranging from 260/70R16 to 710/70R42 and includes the popular 480/80R50