Mitas has revealed plans to unveil its new HCM or High Capacity Municipal tires for urban use at the Agritechnica trade show, which is scheduled to be held from November 10 to 14 this year in Hanover. Mitas will be displaying the HCM tire in 540/80R38 size and proposes to have four sizes available on a retail basis from the first quarter of the next year.
The new HCM tires from Mitas have been specially designed to help users tackle a range of different terrains when fitted on different machines and applications. Their most notable feature is their unique cascade tread lugs design for giving them better self-cleaning properties, better traction and higher grip levels in snowy, muddy and wet conditions. When it comes to speed restrictions, the new Mitas 540/80 R 38 IND 172 A8 (167 D) HCM tire has a speed symbol D which permits the use of the tire at speeds up to 65 km/h. The tire has a relatively high load bearing capacity. Under 3.2 bar and speed 10 km/h it can carry loads of 7,875 kg.
Commenting on Mitas’s entry into the category of municipal tires, Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ marketing and sales director said that it is a logical step for the company as it would capitalize on Mitas’s expertise in the development of agricultural and construction tires.
He added, “The main advantage of municipal tires is the variability of use. The Mitas HCM tire is a truly all-round tire.”
The Mitas HCM tire is truly versatile as it can be used for a wide range of vehicles like loaders, handlers, agricultural and industrial tractors and applications in the municipal, construction, forestry and agricultura applications. As they belong to the D speed category (65 km/h), they are suitable for use on the road. They also have low noise and vibration levels due to different length of pitches and their alignment along the circumference. It is possible for the HCM tires with spikes to improve their suitability for use in winter.
“The cascade shape of the tread lugs is a unique feature of Mitas HCM tires. Inpidual tread figures are reminding steps, which supports better traction and self-cleaning properties,” said Pavel Kott, Mitas’ agricultural tires product manager. “Cascade tread lugs are unique for Mitas HCM tires, which makes them stand out in the offer on the market.”
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