BKT is unstoppable on any terrain – and is equally unstoppable in its domination of new market segments! At the recent SIMA and EIMA exhibitions, our latest product made its debut: AGRIFORCE BK T71, the first of a brand-new series of BKT rubber tracks for the farming sector.
We are very excited to now be extending our product range to include rubber tracks. Join us as we welcome in the new era of BKT Tracks, and learn a little more about what they are, why they’re so popular, and whether they would be the right fit for your vehicle!
Tracks vs. Tires
Whilst BKT will forever remain loyal to our extensive range of trusty tires, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve. Enter: BKT Tracks. There is no denying that tracks are a better fit for certain vehicles, terrains and daily tasks. So, what are the ways in which tracks trump tires?
First things first, what is the difference between tracks and tires? Well, the production process itself is quite similar. Just like our tires, tracks begin with the compounding process – when natural or synthetic rubber, carbon black and other substances are fused to create specific compounds for the several tire or track components. However, tracks and tires do have striking differences: for one, a rubber track is a system, rather than a singular item. It propels your vehicle forward through a continuous band of treads, driven by two or more wheels, plus track rollers. This allows them to distribute weight differently, which makes tracks better suited to certain challenges on the farm.
The overall advantages of rubber tracks include enhanced productivity and performance, since track-driven tractors can run at higher speeds in the fields at the same power. What’s more, rubber tracks provide increased fuel efficiency. These advantages make such tracks ideally designed for high-power tractors which have to handle tough terrain.
BKT Tracks: Meet AGRIFORCE BK T71
AGRIFORCE BK T71 is, indeed, designed for high-power tractors employed in soil tillage and row crop applications. The track has many distinctive features which make it fit for purpose for your tractor. Firstly, the tread is made of a high-performance compound that offers the advantage of extraordinary resistance against cuts, wear and tear. Secondly, the optimized tread pattern provides excellent traction and ride comfort – and people often underestimate the importance of comfort when carrying out your daily operations! Furthermore, the drive lugs of the positive drive system have an optimized shape to ensure extraordinary flexibility. Finally, the track carcass has been reinforced with four layers of high-tensile steel cords.
AGRIFORCE BK T71 thus offers the perfect balance between high dimensional stability and flexibility to ensure extraordinary durability. The new track is available on the market in 5 different sizes! Discover the new AGRIFORCE BK T71 here.
The Future of BKT Tracks
Much like our motto, “Growing Together”, BKT is always keen to expand and extend our product range, exploring new avenues and keeping on top of the latest industry trends. We are therefore thrilled to be embarking upon this newest venture: the launch of BKT Tracks. And believe us, there are many more exciting products to come! Keep an eye on our socials for exclusive insights into each new BKT track, as we are set to release several more in the coming months. You may well find the perfect track that your tractor has long been waiting for!
So, stay tuned – follow us on Facebook, or our other socials, for more updates. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our shiny new product!