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TOP BUSINESS ACCOLADE FOR AGRIGEAR

FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INITIAL DEVELOPMENT OF BKT AGRIMAX TYRE



Agrigear Tyre and Wheel Specialists recently enjoyed a three-day corporate event hosted by BKT Tyres for its core global customers.  Fred Clarke, Managing Director and some of the Agrigear team travelled to Marienfeld, near Dusseldorf in Germany where they experienced first-class BKT corporate hospitality comprising of social and leisure activities as well as a business conference and gala dinner.

In order to highlight the contribution of customers, who worked closely with BKT for the initial testing and launch of AGRIMAX tyre products, a felicitation ceremony was conducted and was moderated by Mr. Sandesh Jain, General Manager (Exports) at BKT. Customers who achieved highest sales of AGRIMAX tyres in the last decade were also commended.

Agrigear was awarded special recognition for its input into the development and testing of the Agrimax tyre. Agrigear was the first ever customer of BKT for AGRIMAX radial tyres. The very first batch of Agrimax tyres manufactured by BKT was shipped to Ireland to Agrigear in May 2004. A commemorative plaque was presented to Fred by Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director of BKT.

 

 

"Fred has been a hands-on professional in the agricultural industry in Ireland/Europe. He has tremendous technical expertise in understanding various tyre patterns and their effect on the field, as well as tyre and machine performance. In 2003, when the Tractor Radial tyres were being conceptualised at BKT, the knowledge resource of Fred was of great help for our R&D team”, Mr. Sandesh Jain, General Manager (Exports) at BKT.


Presentation Photo L-R:

BKT: Sandesh Jain (General Manager Exports), Gaurav Aneja (Export Marketing), DM Vaidya (President & Director of Technology), Arvind Poddar (Chairman & Managing Director), Rajiv Poddar (Jt Managing Director)

Agrigear: Fred Clarke (Managing Director), Patrick Rossiter (Purchasing Manager) & John McGauran (General Manager)

 




BKT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF AGRIMAX TYRE

 



Ten years of Radial Tractor Tyres is a long journey for a company that did not even exist 25 years ago and with no exposure to radial technology. Yes, this is about BKT-AGRIMAX, the brand and the range that has taken the world's Off-Highway tyre market by storm. That has changed the dynamics of the European agricultural industry with its best in class, value for money products. BKT-AGRIMAX Radial Tractor tyres have completed a decade of its launch.

The first AGRIMAX tyre was launched at the REIFEN SHOW, Essen, Germany in 2004. Having sold more than 1.8 million tyres in the last 10 years, AGRIMAX tyres now boasts a complete range of 85, 70, 65, Rowcrop and other high-technology tyres for modern tractors.


 




Browse BKT's extensive range of tyres on Agrigear's website www.agrigear.ie. BKT tyres are available countrywide through a select network of agents; for more information or to find your nearest stockist, call Agrigear on (042) 9666444.


HOW WELL ARE YOUR CAR TYRES WEARING?
                      TYRE LIFE AND TYRE AGE ARE INFLUENCED BY MANY FACTORS

 

 

TYRE LIFE is influenced by several factors:

  • Driving style: for example, aggressive cornering and harsh braking increases wear
  • Position: front tyres wear faster because of movement through steering
  • Speed: high speed driving increases temperature and increases wear
  • Load: heavy loading increases wear
  • Pressure: both under inflation and over inflation increase wear
  • Alignment: incorrect wheel alignment results in rapid and uneven wear

 

Generally on a front-wheel-drive car you'd hope for a minimum of 20,000 miles for front tyres, and double that for those on the rear.

The legal minimum limit for tyre tread depth in Ireland is 1.6mm. This is because, tyre performance, particularly in wet weather gets worse as the tread wears down. 

The greater the wear to your tyres the worse its wet weather grip will be. Tread depth should be checked more frequently once it reaches 3mm. Tyres should be replaced before their tread depth wears below 2mm. This is especially important if heading into autumn and winter months.


TYRE AGE: Age is a separate issue to wear. Tyres deteriorate naturally through exposure to heat, sunlight (Ultraviolet/UV) light and rain.Degradation depends on the amount of exposure and the severity of the weather.

This is a more common problem for caravans, trailers and vehicles which are often only used occasionally. In everyday vehicles, tyres almost certainly will wear out before they degrade to such an extent they're unserviceable.

UV cracking tends to occur in tyres that are four or five years old. Tyres should be replaced irrespective of age if cracking becomes severe


Agrigear is the Irish importer of Nokian tyres which are available nationwide through a select network of agents.

For more information or to find your nearest stockist, call Agrigear on (042) 9666444 or visit www.agrigear.ie to see the full range of products and services.

 

 



SELECTION OF SECOND-HAND AND 'AS NEW' TYRES & WHEELS AT AGRIGEAR

 

 

Second-hand and 'as new' stock items are being continuously added to the Agrigear website each week. Items can be bought as wheels complete (rims+tyres) or tyres only. Contact Michael or Jack at Agrigear on (042) 9666444 for more information. Click here to view SECOND-HAND TYRES & WHEELS from Agrigear.



20.8X38 second-hand 8 stud wheels complete X 2 with Michelin tyres 90%

- 221/275 PCD

€1,250+VAT each

Tyres only €950+VAT each



 

 

 

650/65X38 Michelin tyres X 2, tyres 40%

€500 + VAT each





UPCOMING SHOWS 2014


Tullamore Show:

Sunday 10th August 2014. Click here for more information.