Choosing the right equipment to work 350,000 sq.m. of agricultural land

A great BKT story about the Antonissen Pootaardappelhandel VOF, a Dutch company, working 35 hectares to grow potatoes with the support of five tractors of varying sizes, a self-propelled sprayer and numerous other items of equipment. The extent of the surface area is a real challenge and as for tires, Antonissen has chosen to fit out some of the vehicles in its fleet with BKT products – in particular AGRIMAX FORTIS and RIDEMAX FL 693 M. AGRIMAX FORTIS is ideal for all the activities regarding soil preparation, planting and treatment.

Designed for powerful 4WD tractors, it has excellent traction, including on difficult terrain, excellent flotation capability, and thus reduced soil compaction, and low rolling resistance, which means fuel saving as well as reduced environmental emissions. RIDEMAX FL 693 M is instead designed for use on agricultural trailers, tankers and spreaders. Thanks to the unique design of the tread, it is the ideal solution for daily movements on the road and for combined use; the width of the tireprint enables perfect distribution of the weight on the terrain, thus limiting soil compaction and enabling greater load capacity. Finally, its radial All Steel structure, with highly resistant steel belts, gives it maximum rigidity and stability. “We chose BKT because the tires are high, wide and come in perfect sizes – says Antonissen. “The low-pressure technology, the IF technology, makes it possible to create a wide support base, without compromising on traction. In addition, BKT has significant experience in matching a vehicle’s front and rear tires and I think it is essential that the tire can adapt to the vehicle’s size. Today tires must be high, to be able to act more on the pressure and so handle the weight of the tractor.”

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