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Mitas new VF HC 3000 tires for harvesters

Prague, 13 August 2015 – Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 is the new combine harvester tire from Mitas, using Very High Flexion (VF) technology. Among the main advantages of HC 3000 tires over standard tires are the higher maximum load capacity and lower inflation pressure during cyclic field operation. Mitas VF HC 3000 widens the Mitas Premium product portfolio, which underlines the success of replacing Continental-branded tires with Mitas. VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 will be available on the market from July 2015.

“Mitas is the leader in the harvester tire segment. Close to 50% of new harvesters in Europe are fitted with tires produced by Mitas,“ said Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ marketing and sales director. “With the new Mitas VF HC 3000, we would like show that through innovations and the constant introduction of new products we will maintain this position by offering the best product in its class.”

In comparison with the same size combine standard tire, Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 boasts 26% less inflation pressure during cyclic field operation resulting in significantly less soil compaction. Besides the advantages that have a direct impact on soil protection, Mitas HC 3000 has a narrower section width, so it brings an additional advantage to farmers who need increased mobility.

“Mitas now offers a full range of tires using VF technology. Besides HC 3000 tires designed for harvesters, Mitas also offers HC 1000 for sprayers and HC 2000 tires for high-horsepower tractors,” said Pavel Kott, Mitas' agricultural tires product manager.

Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO (Cyclic Field Operation) HC 3000 has a ‘B’ speed category, allowing speeds of up to 31 mph. The new HC 3000 is capable of carrying loads of up to 31,550 lbs (9 mph cyclic). The Very High Flexion tire's main advantage is the ability to maintain constant tire pressure at any speed. A special feature of the Mitas VF rated tires is the highly flexible sidewall, which allows for an extended footprint competing in many respects with the ever-popular rubber tracks. Very High Flexion tires are produced at the Mitas factories in Charles City, Iowa, and Otrokovice, CZ.

MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tires. Mitas manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tires. Since April 2015 bicycle tires are produced under Mitas brand as well. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.