Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Starco: Hay tedder tyre has been reinvented

By WniF editors

Aware that evolution had left hay tedder tyres far behind, leading to poor performance and inconvenient maintenance, Kenda-owned tyre manufacturer Starco has launched the new HT Pro, a high-quality wheel and tyre solution that eliminates issues in the field, such as frequent punctures and poor rolling wheels.

Developed in close collaboration with a market leading manufacturer of agricultural machines, the Starco HT Pro was tested in state-of-the-art test centres and in the fields of New Zealand, showing great results. The 10-inch tubeless complete wheel solution has an innovative tyre pattern that allows for better performance due to its increased puncture resistance that optimises rolling. Maintenance is also easier, minimising inconvenient stops and expensive after service.

The new HT Pro hay tedder tyre from Starco.

A low-profile tyre guarantees the widest possible ground contact, resulting in less impact, which also reduces the risk of punctures, and gives more stability to the hay tedder, even at high speed. The solution improved reliability in the field by removing the tubes, utilising a stronger tyre-construction, and fitting it to a Starco wheel with safety humps on both sides.

Starco’s rust preventing e-coat technology for wheels gives the final touch, preventing rust and corrosion throughout the normal working life of the wheel. The HT Pro’s innovative wheel design also prevents grass from wrapping around the hub and axle, avoiding inconvenient stops and reducing maintenance costs.

“The launch of the Starco HT Pro breaks with the existing tyre traditions and is the first step in the journey towards a maintenance-free hay tedder wheel and tyre solution by Starco,” the company’s segment director for agricultural implement, Frédéric Ivancich, said, adding that the first wheels with this innovative new solution have already been sold to key OEM customers.

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