CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 29, 2016) — Mitas Tires North America has released for sale in North America a special tractor pulling tire, the Mitas Powerpull.
The Powerpull — in size 30.5L32 148A8 — is hitting the market after several months of in-house development and extensive testing, according to Mitas, and is available for tractor pulling teams. Manufactured as a slick tire without a tread pattern, the Powerpull allows a competitor to create the winning tread design of their choice, the company said. Its manufacturing is based on a process similar to that of Mitas' high-horsepower tractor tires to guarantee endurance and durability.
“The big advantage of Mitas Powerpull is the fact that it is sold as a slick tire, allowing a custom cut according to the competitor's specification,” said Neil Rayson, president of Mitas Tires North America. “To ensure being one of the first competitors to put on a new set of Mitas Powerpull tires, I would encourage pullers to contact their cutter and put their name on the list.”
The Powerpull's specifications include:
- Tires matched in pairs at the factory to a circumference tolerance of approximately ½ inch and sold in matched pairs;
- When matched at the factory, the tires are inflated to 11.6 psi and the circumference measured — although the U.S. standard is 10 psi, Mitas said it has calculated the difference in circumference at 11.6 psi to only be 1 inch or less; and
- The average circumference of this production run at 11.6 psi is 207.6 inches.