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Firestone at EIMA International 2012

Firestone at EIMA International 2012

Innovative tyres and systems for more efficient farming

Bridgestone plans a confident presence with its Firestone branded agricultural tyres at the EIMA 2012 agricultural fair in Bologna, Italy, from 7th to 11th November.

The modern 201 m2 two-floor Firestone stand (Hall 36 - location A11) is well positioned amongst several tractor manufacturers.

  • Innovative high-quality tyres for more efficient farming
  • Agripoint - a wide network of agriculture tyre service professionals
  • E-tools making the farmer's life easier

Importantly for farmers, the independent tests also show that Maxi Traction’s superior traction and faster work rate is not compromised by its fuel efficiency, which proved in line with average results of the tested tyres in the field and on the road. <sup>3</sup> Farmers can therefore enjoy lower overall fuel consumption with Maxi Traction thanks to its faster work rate.

Higher load capacity or lower pressure

Firestone has introduced the Maxi Traction IF radial for today’s faster, more powerful tractors. Compared to standard tractor tyres, the IF is designed to either carry a higher load at the same pressure or carry the same load at lower air pressure.

The flexible sidewalls and special tyre-casing are developed to either operate the tyre at reduced pressure for the same load and speed (contributing to better traction and reduced soil compaction), or to carry a higher load at the same pressure and speed as a standard tyre (contributing to increased efficiency).

Firestone Maxi Traction IF does not require the purchase of new rims.

Performer 65, 70 and 85: designed for higher performance on the road and in the field

The new Performer tyres feature improved load and speed ratings, offering the end-user visible and measurable benefits such as the possibility to carry more load at higher speed (up to 70 km/h) and hence reduced working time.

The Performer tyres feature Firestone's Dual Angle Lug technology. This proven lug design offers better self-cleaning and up to 4% more traction in the field. The special casing design also absorbs shocks better, offering the driver unprecedented driving comfort.

Thanks to the extra load capacities, the Performer tyres are the ideal match for operations dealing with heavy loads such as front-loaders, olive- and grape-harvesters.

R4000: stability and durability

Designed for medium-to-low horsepower tractors, the R4000 is typically used for vineyard and orchard service, offering excellent lateral stability and durability.

Duraforce: long tyre life in light industrial use

Firestone developed Duraforce for light industrial use on backhoe loaders and compact wheeled loaders, such as tele-handlers.

The tyre offers very good grip, excellent lateral stability and a long tyre life. in addition, the curb ribs in the upper sidewall and the choice of a special compound make the tyre very resistant to punctures and cuts.

IF 850/75R42: world's largest agricultural radial tyre

The Firestone DT23 in IF, size 850/75 R42, is certain to catch the eye of EIMA visitors. With its overall diameter of 2.32 meter on a rim of 42”, and a weight of 510kg, it is the world's largest-ever agricultural radial tyre. Produced in the USA, the DT23, with a load capacity of 9.5 ton at 1.6 bar and speeds up to 50 km/h it is the perfect match for the world's new generation of heavy 500+ horsepower tractors.

The displayed products in combination with the Agri Point network - a network of well trained and equipped independent agricultural tyre dealers offering excellent service - and the availability of the Firestone tyre pressure smart-phone application, demonstrates to stand visitors that Firestone manufactures more than tyres and brings complete solutions to farmers.

"We offer solutions leading to visible savings in fuel-consumption and working time in the field; a more efficient and new way of farming." James Zhu, Manager Agricultural Tyre Replacement, Bridgestone Europe

Visit the Firestone stand to find out more!