Prague, 1 March 2016 – Mitas has been awarded at AGROmashEXPO, the largest agricultural fair in Hungary, for its Very High Flexion (VF) tyre. The winning product VF 710/70 R42 HC 2000 received a Diploma in International Premium Product Development. Mitas VF-rated tyres are designed for high-horsepower tractors and form the backbone of the Mitas Premium tyre offer. Mitas Premium tyres have been distributed to original equipment manufacturers as a substitution for Continental-branded tyres since 2015 and since 2016 also for replacement customers. Marso, the distributor of Mitas in Hungary, applied for the award on behalf of Mitas during AGROmashEXPO.
Mitas VF 710/70R42 has a ‘D’ speed category allowing speeds of up to 65 km/h, boasting a maximum load of 7,750 kg under 1.6 bar. When compared with a standard tyre, the VF tyre enables 40% more load. Mitas VF 710/70R42 HC 2000 were introduced on the market in 2015.
The Very High Flexion tyre's main advantage is maintaining constant tyre pressure at any speed. The VF's larger footprint leads to less soil compaction and increased mobility under difficult and wet soil conditions. Very High Flexion tyres 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 tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres 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 tyres. Since April 2015 bicycle tyres 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.