Reasons to believe
Technology for technology
Agricultural technology is evolving rapidly, and today’s high-horsepower tractors and combines demand tyres that can keep up with the pace. That is why Mitas is committed to providing advanced radial tyres to ensure your farming operation is expertly outfitted from the ground up.
If farm tyres are not up to speed with the new machinery, farmers may experience:
- Subpar machine performance
- Decreased productivity
- Increased operating costs
- Suboptimal crop yields
- Lost profits
Expertise means everything
Given the high stakes and rewards of farming operations, would a farmer rather buy tyres from a manufacturer that dabbles in agriculture or one that focuses all its resources solely on agricultural and off-road tyres? At Mitas, agriculture alone accounts for 70 percent of business. When farmers purchase Mitas agricultural radial tyres, they can be confident in tyres engineered and manufactured to exacting standards for superior quality, durability and performance.
Tradition and expertise
Roads cover only 0.3 percent of Earth’s landmass. Forty percent is agricultural land, and the rest is new challenges and adventure. Off the road, people need Mitas tyres to provide a reliable performance with long service life, preserving power, fuel-efficient, custom-made and environmentally friendly. Mitas strives to make durable tyres with excellent traction due to a large footprint exerting low ground pressure.
What makes Mitas tyres reliable?
At Mitas’ oldest factories, tyres have been produced since the 1930s. Now Mitas operates five factories: one in USA, and four in Europe. Originally, Mitas factories produced tyres and tubes for cars, motorcycles and bikes. The name Mitas has been used since 1947.
Agricultural tyres became Mitas’ core business in 2004, when Mitas acquired the agricultural tyre division of Continental A.G. Mitas today is one of the leading European producers of tyres for use in agriculture, construction and industry. One in four tractors and harvesters produced in Europe leaves the production line fitted with Mitas-made tyres.
Mitas is a member of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association. Mitas invests in research and development to make long-lasting, fuel-efficient and reliable tyres. The process of developing a new tyre, creating rubber compounds and testing may take up to four years from conception to production.
Tyres by Mitas undergo testing in operating conditions and in our accredited testing facility, the IGTT.
Facts about tyres made by Mitas
- The largest tyre produced by Mitas has a diameter of 7.2 feet and features 23 miles of cord.
- The heaviest tyre weighs 1,000 pounds and contains 31 miles of cord.
- The fastest road tyre is a motorcycle tyre that allows speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.
- The fastest tyre is an aircraft tyre that allows speeds of up to 186 miles per hour.