Press Releases (North America)

  • Mitas AirCell dramatically boosts the performance of tire inflation systems

    Prague, 15 September 2015 – Mitas introduces AirCell, a unique inner tire that enables the inflation of large agricultural tires by +/- 1 bar (from 0.8 bar to 1.8 bar) within just half a minute -- more than 10 times faster than the current method of inflation. Mitas AirCell is located on the rim inside the tire and occupies about 30% of the volume of the tire. Mitas Aircell has been designed for the Mitas 710/75 R42 SFT, other sizes will follow. AirCell is continuously inflated to a maximum of 8 bar during the tires use, releasing some of the pressure on demand enabling a rapid increase of pressure into the agricultural tire itself adjusting the pressure in seconds rather than minutes. Mitas AirCell will be available for the Fendt 900 Vario equipped with Mitas 710/75 R42 SFT starting in November 2016. The unique tire pressure inflation system is marketed as VarioGrip Pro received a DLG Agritechnica Gold Medal last week.

  • Mitas new VF HC 3000 tires for harvesters

    Prague, 13 August 2015 – Mitas VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 is the new combine harvester tire from Mitas, using Very High Flexion (VF) technology. Among the main advantages of HC 3000 tires over standard tires are the higher maximum load capacity and lower inflation pressure during cyclic field operation. Mitas VF HC 3000 widens the Mitas Premium product portfolio, which underlines the success of replacing Continental-branded tires with Mitas. VF 710/70R42 CFO HC 3000 will be available on the market from July 2015.

  • Mitas unveils new sizes of CR-01 crane tires

    Prague, 7 April 2015 – Two new sizes of Mitas CR-01 crane tires are being released for sale. The all-new Mitas 385/95R25 CR-01 170F TL and 525/80R25 CR-01 176F TL are tires designed for speeds of up to 80 km/h (for 385/95R25) and 90 km/h (for 525/80R25). Maximum operational load capacity of Mitas 525/80R25 CR-01 is 17,750 kg and 7,100 kg at speed 80 km/h under 7 bar. To date, Mitas produces three sizes of CR-01 crane tires and delivers them to major manufacturers such as Liebherr and Manitowoc. The CR-01 tyre will be put on display at the INTERMAT fair in Paris at Mitas stand E051, Hall 5a.

  • Mitas extends flotation tire product range

    Prague, 17 February 2015 – Mitas announces Agriterra 02 and Agriterra 03 flotation radial tires range extension. Nine new sizes will be available as of March 2015. One of the main advantages of Agriterra tires is their low operating costs with a positive impact on fuel consumption. Steel belt construction ensures higher loads, stability at higher speeds of more than 30 km/h and improves the tire's puncture resistance. Agriterra’s tread features larger tread voids, improving the self-cleaning properties of the tire. Thanks to the well-designed tread pattern, Mitas flotation tires have an 11% larger tread contact area than premium competitors and 22% larger than competitors with a traction type of tread pattern.

  • Mitas displays new sizes of VF HC 2000 tires at SIMA fair

    Prague, 10 February 2015 – At SIMA fair in Paris Mitas will introduce new sizes of its Very High Flexion (VF) tires range. At the stand E016, Hall 3, Mitas will display VF 600/70R30 HC 2000 and VF 710/70R42 HC 2000. These two new sizes are released for sales from February. Another extension will take place in March when Mitas will unveil VF 380/105R54 HC 2000. Mitas will then offer five sizes of HC 2000 tires for powerful tractors.

  • Mitas is Overall Winner of the CLAAS Supplier Awards, 2014

    Prague/Harsewinkel, 5 February 2015 - Mitas is overall winner of the CLAAS Supplier of the Year Awards, 2014. Major farm equipment manufacturer CLAAS awarded tire maker Mitas as best supplier for its outstanding development partnership, an excellent cooperation during recent years and active participation in logistics and lesser development projects. The gala event took place in January in Harsewinkel, Germany. Mitas won the award from among 900 serial part suppliers.

  • Mike Massé is new Mitas key account manager for Canada

    Prague/Charles City, December 2, 2014 - Michel Massé joined Mitas as sales manager responsible for business development in Canada. Michel is responsible for the growth in sales of Mitas and Cultor products for Canada. Prior to joining Mitas, he spent nine years as a key account manager at Continental Tire Canada.

  • Mitas VF HC 2000 tires as a standard fitment on Case IH Magnum™ Rowtrac™ tractors

    Prague/Charles City, September 23, 2014 – Mitas is the only tire manufacturer to supply VF (Very High Flexion) tires for new Case IH Magnum™ Rowtrac™ tractor. This tire was shown on the Magnum Rowtrac when the tractor was unveiled to the media in Nevada, Iowa and will be displayed at a number of farm shows and dealer meetings in September and October. The Mitas VF tire product line for high-horsepower tractors was released in August in two sizes: VF 380/95R38 HC 2000 and VF 480/95R50 HC 2000 for front and rear axles respectively.

  • Mitas announces tire supply agreement with CLAAS at Farm Progress Show

    Prague/Charles City, IA, September 9, 2014 – Mitas has recently been recognized as a preferred supplier of combine tires for CLAAS in North America. The Mitas 750/65R26 166D SFT will be the standard tire on the new CLAAS LEXION 700 Series combines produced in Omaha, Nebraska. Mitas tires will also be a standard option on new CLAAS XERION tractors. At the Farm Progress Show, Mitas 710/75R42 SFT tires were showcased as part of the North American debut of the CLAAS XERION 5000 tractor.

  • Mitas to unveil VF HC 2000 tires for high-horsepower tractors at Farm Progress

    Prague/Charles City, August 21, 2014 – The range extension of Very High Flexion (VF) tires will be another new product offering from Mitas at the Farm Progress Show. Mitas will display the new VF HC 2000 product line for high-horsepower tractors at booth 16S. All media representatives and visitors are invited to a photo opportunity at booth 16S with the VF tire, which boasts 40% less inflation compared with standard tires.