The Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has introduced its brand-new Agri Star II, opening up a new dimension in the highly important segment of tractor tyres. Designed in close cooperation with farmers and dealers, it delivers top performance in the field and on the road.
The Agri Star II features unique Stratified Layer Technology (SLT) that equally ensures continuous top performance and an outstanding service life. Furthermore, the Agri Star II comes with a D speed rating (65km/hr), a seven-year warranty, and a stunning design.
Right from the start, Agri Star II will be available in 76 sizes in 65, 70 and 85 series profiles, including specific sizes and various load indexes to cover the market needs almost up to 100 per cent.
In order to provide the optimum solution for challenging agricultural working environments, engineers at Alliance Tire Group developed the unique SLT. Each lug consists of two layers with different profiles. The top layer features a single angle profile while the bottom layer comes with a multi-angle profile that compensates the loss of tyre performance due to the tyre wear. In combination with the deeper non-skid-depth and the optimal number of lugs, the succession of these two layers ensures a markedly increased lug performance that leads to outstanding traction in the field even after prolonged wear as well as excellent road capabilities.
Thanks to SLT, low wear, long tyre life and lasting top performance for an extended lifespan all have become reality in the Agri Star II. When the top layer of the lugs – about 40 per cent of the tread depth – is worn out, the bottom layer comes into action and the lugs change their geometry. This new layer provides excellent traction again that is as powerful as with a completely new tyre! In practical everyday operation, this SLT-effect leads to a significantly longer service life.
The higher rubber volume in the centre, and enhanced stiffness in conjunction with the special lug design ensure that Agri Star II offers high comfort, impressive stability and grip on the road, as well as improved anti-skidding and braking capabilities. The D speed rating of this tyre is yet another distinctive feature that adds to the outstanding performance and goes beyond what is standard in radial tractor tires.
This tyre is also characterised by its wide shoulders that equally protect soil and crop when operating in the field and on pasture. A stubble guard compound ensures effective protection against damage while the tyre’s polyester carcase reliably keeps the tire in shape over time and even after over-heating due to particularly challenging working conditions. Both features contribute to the tyre’s outstanding durability. In addition, the unique design of the SLT lugs allows for very effective self-cleaning characteristics.
The Alliance Agri Star II offers outstanding properties in every respect. Beyond top performance and service life, also stunning aesthetics played an important role in the development process. Special attention was given to the look! Curved and powerful lugs, the five-bladed design with a 3D-effect, the glossy Teflon mould and the appealing “blacker than black” colour make this tyre stand out.