September 20, 2019 << Back to Press Release
September 20, 2019
Agritechnica Innovation Award Silver Medal was awarded to Alliance 398 MPT – world’s first agricultural tire to develop a speed of up to 100 km/h on the road. Designed for the agricultural trucks, this tire is a game changer in agricultural transportation. It behaves as an agri tire in the field and as a fully on-road tire on the highway, developing high speed and ensuring safe and smooth ride.
Direct concept of transportation
Agro-truck should not wait for the crop loads at the edge of the fields any more. From now on, they can go directly into the field and work alongside a harvester or combine and then being fully loaded go back to the highway to transport the crop to its next destination at a speed of up to 100 km/h. This new direct concept of transportation eliminates additional equipment (grain carts etc.) from the cycle thus reducing manpower, time and fuel consumption whilst boosting efficiency of operations.
As unique world novelty, Alliance 398 MPT offers features and performance unparalleled by any other tire of any other manufacturer. It has an all steel radial flotation construction. First of all, it is an agricultural tire with perfect traction, high load capacity, good flotation and soil protection properties. But at the same time, it is also an on-road tire featuring high speed, stability, low noise and vibration, low heat build-up, safe and comfortable ride.
Game changing approach
A Central Tire Inflation System changes the pressure swiftly from a high road pressure to low field pressure and back – thus greatly increasing efficiency. Inflation pressure can be reduced to 0.8 bar in the field, and increased to 6.5 bar on the road.
“Alliance has been developing tires since the 1950s, being an absolute leader in flotation technology. This Innovation award is a tribute to Alliance engineers who broke a myth and delivered an impossible – a tire which combines the best of two segments in one innovative and game changing approach.
It is definitely a new chapter in the history of tire industry and agricultural operations,” says Angelo Noronha, President Europe for Alliance Tire Group.
Alliance Tire Group is a part of Yokohama Group. With nearly 60 years of experience, the Alliance Tire Group specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Agriculture, Forestry, Construction, Industrial and Earthmoving tires under the Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands.
ATG serves customers in 120 countries, across 6 continents and offers a full spectrum of products, from basic entry-level tires to a broad range of superior quality value-added products. All of the Group’s tires are designed, developed and tested at its advanced R&D centres around the world.
PR & Communications Manager | Alliance Tire Europe BV | A member of the Alliance Tire Group.