Titan Introduces Goodyear Radial Implement Tires

Quincy, Ill -Titan Goodyear Farm Tires, a Titan Tire Corporation brand, is pleased to announce the introduction of three new radial implement tire product lines - the Goodyear FS24, Goodyear Muck Master Radial and Goodyear Super Flot Radial. All three lines have the benefits of a radial design, including higher load capacity and superb resistance to puncture damage.

Additionally, the large contact area of radials provides for better flotation and less soil compaction. With longer footprints, the weight is distributed over more surface area, reducing the amount of ground-bearing pressure.

"The vast majority of implement tires out there are bias, but there are a lot of benefits to using radials on an implement," said Jeff Vasichek, vice president of sales and marketing for Titan's Goodyear brand. "Today's farmers are traveling longer distances from field to field with increased loads. So, they are looking for a tire that can provide better roading and increased carrying capacity. That's what they'll get with Goodyear's new lineup of radial implement tires."

Goodyear FS24

The Goodyear FS24 is built for use with tow-behind implements such as planting and tillage equipment. Available in three sizes - 340/65R18, 380/55R16.5 and 44/55R18 - the large contact area and rounded corners provide for high flotation, less compaction and minimal ground disturbance in the field. Additionally, the zigzag, ribbed design ensures smooth road use while providing excellent stability in side-slope applications.

"Tires designed with a square shoulder cut deeper into the soil and leave a more noticeable footprint," explains Vasichek. "With the rounded shoulders on the FS24, that footprint is minimized resulting in less field and crop damage."

The Goodyear FS24 is rated to handle maximum speeds of up to 30 mph and maximum loads between 6,930 and 9,650 pounds.

Goodyear Muck Master Radial

The Goodyear Muck Master Radial is built for heavy implements such as grain carts and liquid manure applicators. Available in a 750/55R30 size, the Muck Master's large cross-section and low profile allow for superb flotation and stability. Like the FS24, the Muck Master has rounded shoulders, which help to reduce field and crop damage.

Massive lugs on the Muck Master have openings to provide extra traction in slick and wet soil. Where ribbed tires would slide, causing mud build-up at the front of the tire, the Muck Master's tread will roll right through it, and because the lugs are concentrated toward the center of the tire, the Muck Master also provides increased durability for road use.

The Muck Master is rated for a maximum speed of 30 mph and load of 13,900 pounds.

Goodyear Super Flot Radial

The Goodyear Super Flot Radial is built for use with implements that require high flotation, such as grain wagons, anhydrous ammonia tanks, manure spreaders, large hay balers and fertilizer applicators. Available in five sizes - 500/60R22.5, 600/50R22.5, 710/40R22.5, 710/50R26.5, 750/60R30.5 - the lugged design provides plenty of versatility in the field.

Respectively, the five sizes are rated to handle maximum speeds of up to 30 mph and maximum free-rolling loads between 10,700 and 18,700 pounds.

Goodyear Farm Tires are manufactured by Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc. (NYSE:TWI), a holding company that owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. For more information or to find a Titan or Goodyear Farm Tire Dealer, visit http://www.titan-intl.com/.