CHARLES CITY, Iowa (May 15, 2015) — Mitas Tires North America Inc. has garnered an original-equipment tire-wheel supply agreement with CNH Industrial N.V.'s NAFTA group for the vehicle maker's New Holland Air Cart seed spreaders.
Mitas will assemble Mitas-brand premium ag tires and GKN-brand wheels at its Charles City factory for delivery to CNH's Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, plant, for mounting on the Air Carts, which are towed vehicles mated to “air drill” seed planters.
The tire maker said it will deliver tires in six different tread designs and eight dimensions and various wheels and colors to support CNH's new Air Cart product offering. Air Carts can carry up to 580 bushels of seed, depending on size. Fully loaded the largest Air Cart weighs more than 50,000 pounds, CNH said.