GRI’s agriculture tire brands – Greenex representing its cross-ply agriculture product range; and GreenXLR, representing its diagonal-ply radial agricultural product range – cover rim diameters ranging from 22.5 to 50 inches.
These tires employ innovative ‘heat dissipating notch’ technology, which is said to contribute to a longer run time, improved fuel efficiency and increased tire durability, said a GRI release.
Another GRI advance, called Mud Breakers, prevents mud from sticking to the tire while the salient tread design channels dirt out of the tire. This, is said, to maintain the tire weight and so improve fuel efficiency.
Meanwhile, the round shoulders of Greenex as well as GreenXLR products are designed to minimise soil compaction and protect fields, added the company.
These advanced agriculture tires will be produced in GRI’s new factory in Sri Lanka. This facility, it said, will be the largest plant in Sri Lanka dedicated to produce speciality tires.
“Our factory is equipped with the latest machinery and the most innovative technology to produce the highest quality tires in the industry,” said Prabhash Subasinghe , GRI’s managing director.
“We have further taken on the social responsibility of using the benefits of solar panels, biomass boilers and waste management systems focused on protecting our environment for the next generation. We are also proud to be enhancing Sri Lanka’s export basket via the inclusion of a new export item, namely Agriculture Radial Tires.”
GRI said it will also announce details on other new tires for construction and materials-handling equipment at Agritechnica.