Titan International Inc. recently announced the expansion of their versatile tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear R14T. The crossover tire — an industry-unique hybrid of different tread styles designed for any job in the field or around the farm — is available in 14 new sizes to allow owners of compact tractors up to 150 hp to enjoy the benefits of its versatility.
“We launched the first-of-its-kind R14T last year and have seen great success,” says Scott Sloan, ag product manager/global LSW for Titan. “Based on overwhelming demand from original equipment manufacturers and end users, we expanded this line to 18 total sizes, making this our premier tire line for nearly any subcompact tractor or loader, as well as any compact or utility tractor on the market.”
The new sizes include:
- 320/85R24 LSW320/70R28
- 380/85R24 LSW380/70R28
- 460/85R30 LSW460/75R34
- 460/85R38 LSW460/75R42
The new options are in addition to the sizes that debuted last year: LSW340/70R28, LSW460/75R38, 340/85R24 and 460/85R34.
Before the development of the R14T, compact tractor owners had to either choose between three tread designs — R-1 (agricultural tire), R-3 (turf tire) or R-4 (industrial tire) — when purchasing a machine or change out their tires for different applications.
With the R14T, Titan engineers combined the traction and cleaning features of an R-1 with the wear and ride features of an R-4, along with the lessened tire disturbance that an R-3 tire delivers. From hard concrete surfaces to softer soils, snow and sensitive turf, the R14T is designed to perform equally well in any conditions.