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A hundred year long tradition

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BKT takes you on a journey to the Netherlands, to discover the agricultural business of the Antonissen family. The Antonissen family chooses BKT tires to support their day to day operations: specifically Agrimax Fortis. Read on to find out how BKT works together with generational farming to keep the wheels turning.

The challenge: to work 350.000 sq.m. of agricultural land.


Today BKT takes you on a journey to the Netherlands, to discover the agricultural business of the Antonissen family which has been growing potatoes for fully three generations in Steenbergen.

Antonissen Pootaardappelhandel VOF works 35 hectares, all of them used to grow potatoes.

To handle the operations, they are supported by five tractors of varying sizes, a self-propelled sprayer and numerous other items of equipment used with the machinery in the field, depending on the various cycles of working the land, sowing and harvesting. The vehicles and equipment are selected on the basis of their performance, features and the possibility of sustainable management.

For its everyday challenges, Antonissen has chosen BKT tires. In particular AGRIMAX FORTIS, which fits out one of the tractors with the 600/70 R 30 size tire on the front axle and 650/85 R 38 on the rear, and RIDEMAX FL 693 M, in the 650/55 R 26.5 size, to fit out the trailer.

AGRIMAX FORTIS and RIDEMAX FL 693 M share a robust structure, guarantee excellent traction and perfect grip, also on bends or during maneuvers. The particular design of the tread guarantees good grip on every type of terrain and provides excellent self-cleaning capability. An identikit worthy of the name.

Both the products easily exceeded the requirements of the Antonissens in terms of:

  • traction
  • handling
  • comfort
  • reduced compaction
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