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Radial tire technology delivers substantial benefits to the agricultural industry. The properties of radial tires help farmers achieve better productivity, efficiency and higher yield.

Tire construction

Bias (diagonal, cross-ply) tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extend to the beads and are laid at alternate angles less than 90° to the center line of the tread.

Radial ply tire
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extend to the beads and are laid at 90° to the center line of the tread. The inextensible circumferential belt stabilizes the tire carcass.


Bias and radial tire comparison

Bias	Radial Traction - Smaller footprint - Deformations in the tread pattern = More slip, less traction	+ Wider and longer footprint + Less distortion in the tread pattern = Better grip, better traction Ground handling - Higher inflation pressure - Uneven ground pressure distribution = Higher soil compaction	+ Lower inflation pressure + Even ground pressure distribution = Gentle ground handling Productivity - Lower tractive force and more slip - Higher risk of punctures, cuts and tears = Lower productivity	+ Better traction, improved transfer of power to the ground + Greater resistance to punctures, cuts and tears = Better productivity Economy Higer fuel consumption Rapid wear = Higher operational costs	+ Reduced fuel consumption + Longer service life = Lower operation costs

Agricultural applications – Radial Tires

We offer a wide range of tires for almost every piece of equipment and application – from highhorsepower tractors to massive harvesters, from field preparation to harvest.

Our extensive line of radial agricultural tires offers solutions to all your needs, from our High Capacity Tires (HC) and Super Flexion Tires (SFT) series or our wide footprint HC 70 and AC 65 series tires to our AC 85 and AC 90 series for row-crop applications.

The development of the Silent Speed Tires (SST), connects the outstanding field characteristics of a 65 series wide tire with high comfort. Because with the SST the noise level in the operator‘s cab is reduced to a minimum. The High Capacity Tires (HC) and Super Flexion Tires (SFT) were developed primarily for powerful machines with over 180 hp. The extremely large volume of air ensures gentle ground handling when working with heavy loads. The new harvester tires HC 3000 and SFT CHO have been designed as an extremely powerful 14 tires for big combine harvesters. HC 3000 and SFT CHO are capable of higher maximum loads; at the same time the tire permits gentler ground handling in the field and more comfort on the road. For tractors with up to 200 hp, the Mitas range of radial tires offers wide choice of all-rounders. The 85 series standard radial AC 85 is ideally suited for wide-ranging applications in the field and on the road. The HC 70 the new 70 series wide tire, has higher load capacities than normally available in the 70 series segment; it therefore offers gentler ground handling and can carry very heavy loads. The AC 65 is a wide tire with a 65% aspect ratio and is the ideal choice in this tractor segment, where it‘s about gentle ground handling and the ability to transport heavy loads, as well as traction and grassland suitability. The AC 70 G is the acknowledged grassland tire in Mitas range. The AC 70 T is particularly suited for heavy field work. In the smaller sizes it has proved itself in vine cultivation and fruit growing

Construction earthmover tires

“L” series type tires

“L” series type tires are used on all size loaders and dozers in off-road applications. Most loader type tires, because of their extremely heavy construction, are limited to very low speeds and very short haul distances, 10km/h and 250 m maximum.

“L” series tires are categorized by number code, type and tread depth.

Number codeTypeTread depth
L-2Traction DesignRegular Tread Depth
L-3Rock DesignRegular Tread Depth

Below are examples of Mitas “L” Series tires

The letter designation and number code is found on the sidewalls of tires. The L-2 traction design tire gives maximum traction in sand and soft soil conditions. The L-3 rock design offers good traction and rock resistance in general purpose loader operations.

These illustrations show different lug to void ratios

Mitas has also developed comparison ratings for “L” series type tires. Note: The numbers are relative ratings with the L-3 tire rated at 100. For example, the L-2 tire has 20 % better traction than the L-3. Certain tire construction features and applications can affect these ratings.

The data below could vary from operation and / or from size to size of tire.

“L” series tires
TractionRock resistanceTread wearLug to Void ratio
L-212090901 : 1
L-31001001001 : 2