QUINCY, Ill. (May 3, 2010) — Titan Tire Corp. has expanded its Goodyear Optitrac radial agricultural tire line.
The Optitrac design features a self-cleaning tread action and an improved mold shape that helps create a smoother ride, according to Titan.
“We designed the Optitrac with a 25-percent deeper lug compared to conventional R-1 tires,” said Jeff Vasichek, vice president of sales and marketing. “This design provides for more aggressive traction in heavy tillage applications.”
Mr. Vasichek added that the new design offers longer tread wear while the reinforced bead area helps the tractor withstand the forces of higher-torque applications, which allows for heavier loads.
A 45-degree tread lug angle promotes more open space on the lugs for better cleaning and improved traction—especially on soft, moist soil. The lug configuration and mold shape was modified to help enhance handling and performance in the field and on the road, Titan said.
“The Optitrac tire line was developed in concert with our original equipment manufacturers,” Mr. Vasichek said. “Tractors are becoming more high-tech, and the Optitrac design meets the performance needs of modern tractors.”
Optitrac was designed for heavy, wet soil conditions and is available in extra-wide flotation sizes for traction. Sizes include a DT800 for narrow row crops; DT806 with a standard 85 aspect ratio; DT812 with a 70 aspect ratio; DT818 with 65 aspect ratio; DT824 in larger volume 540 to 800mm widths; and a DT830 super large volume in 900mm.
Additional sizes will be introduced in the coming months, Titan said.