Agriculture today plays a key role in feeding the Planet in view of the increasing global food demand, but it can have significant impacts on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water footprint, or soil compaction. Innovation, technology, research, digitalisation, and robotics serve as powerful levers to achieve that goal. Achieving maximum productivity while preserving the agricultural environment is a great challenge for today’s farmers, who must ensure rural development for future generations.
For the purpose of preserving soil biodiversity and minimizing the alteration of the soil structure, conservation tillage practices such as light tillage or minimum tillage are becoming more and more popular. Such practices may include covering crops to protect the soil, diversified crop rotation favoring soil micro-organisms, and, as the name suggests, reduced tillage or no-tillage, considering light tillage in the range of 20-25 cm.
Thanks to its continuous commitment to research and development of cutting-edge tire solutions, BKT has designed an extensive range of high-quality products that meet the specific needs of today's farmers.
Fully in line with the trend of light tillage and soil preservation, BKT can offer numerous tire patterns for latest-generation tractors that enable farmers to transport heavier loads avoiding soil compaction.
First of all, there is AGRIMAX FORCE, BKT’s high-end product that is suitable for both harvesting and transport operations, enabling effective and productive soil tillage even on hard soil. Thanks to the IF technology, AGRIMAX FORCE can carry heavy loads at a lower inflation pressure compared to a standard tire, reducing soil compaction. It is a great tire for high-power tractors and combines that provides a comfortable driving experience, excellent traction, outstanding self-cleaning properties, as well as low-fuel consumption. The range includes the IF 750/75 R 46 version, which has a stunning diameter of 2.30 meters. The AGRIMAX FORCE range is the result of BKT’s advanced tire engineering that meets the challenges of the ever-changing agricultural market.
Enhanced productivity in the fields, and soil preservation thanks to reduced soil compaction, is also ensured by AGRIMAX FORTIS, a tire that features a reinforced nylon carcass. In addition to excellent traction and handling, it enables the transport of heavy loads even at high speeds of up to 65 km/h.
Part of the same family is AGRIMAX RT 855, a tire that stands out for both excellent driving comfort and traction, as well as top self-cleaning properties that allow a rapid transition from field operations to road usage. It also provides exceptional flotation properties on the ground and is ideal for preserving crop productivity.
Designed to prevent soil compaction, there is the IF tire RIB 713. Compared to a standard tire, the IF technology enables a larger contact area on the soil along with lower inflation pressure, whilst evenly distributing the weight. The steel-belted casing ensures excellent puncture resistance as well as protection against damages caused by stubbles on the ground. Thanks to its "D" classified speed rating, the tire can reach speed peaks of 65 km/h (40 mph) on the road.
These extraordinarily resistant tires provide excellent protection against punctures, cuts and stubbles - inevitable risks when tilling the land to prepare it for the next crop season.
All these solutions, once again, highlight the Indian multinational's commitment to meeting farmers' needs promptly and efficiently.