Mitas suggests cross-plies for farmyard telehandling

ERJ staff report (BC)

Prague, Czech Republic – As telehandlers have become more sophisticated, agricultural operators are using them for longer hours, requiring specialist tires, Ron Wood, automotive engineering manager of Czech offroad tire specialist Mitas Tyres has suggested in Farmers Guardian.

Wood said: “In construction, cross-ply tires are preferred, due to their stronger, stiffer carcase, which resists sidewall damage when continually placing heavy loads with the boom extended and forks or bucket up high.

“The stiffer carcase increases stability, whereas radials can give some sidewall movement.

“On a…

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