National, 18, May, 2023: Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT) recently announced the launch of AGRI STAR II R – I, a technologically advanced agricultural tire in India. AGRI STAR II R-I is a radial tire that comes with a unique ‘Stratified Layer Technology’ (SLT), which is designed to meet the growing needs of today’s tractor owners. YOHT has launched the new tire under its Alliance brand that has a pedigree of introducing flagship products in the Flotation tire and IF& VF tire segments.
Speaking at the special launch in Ludhiana, Harinder Singh, President APAC said, “At YOHT, we have always focussed on maximizing farmer productivity by providing differentiated products at an affordable price. What makes AGRI STAR II R-I special is that it has been created to address the needs of the end-users – the farmers. The life of an agriculture tire along with its mid-life efficiency was a concern expressed by the farmers and AGRI STAR II R-I with Stratified Layer Technology addresses precisely that.”
SLT is a unique combination of two layers: The top layer with a single angle profile and bottom layer with a multi-angle profile. The combination of these layers in AGRI STAR II R-I ensures higher lug competency. With SLT, after 40% wear, multi-angle profile layer of the lug comes in contact with the ground which leads to increased contact area at the central portion which in turn results in increased grip and better roadability of the tire.
“It’s encouraging to see that more and more Indian farmers are upgrading to modern methods and technologically advanced products to prepare and harvest their crops. We are confident that AGRI STAR II R-I will live up to their expectations from a Radial Agri Tire,” added Harinder Singh
AGRI STAR II R-I with its appealing aesthetics offers long tire life, superior traction and excellent roadability. It also ensures low soil compaction, better braking capability and comes with an enhanced self-cleaning property. The robust tire construction provides dimensional stability and the increased amount of rubber volume enhances tire stiffness that results in better wear resistance.
Agriculture is at the very core of India’s economy and Yokohama Off-Highway Tires has been a proud innovator within this sector through its wide range farm tire offerings.