IF, VF and CFO/CHO tyres for lower pressure

Various types of tyres are available that can help to reduce tyre pressure while still working with the same load. We have offered an overview and have explained the differences, so you can select the best tyres for your situation when, for example, preparing or fertilising the soil. IF and VF tyres are becoming very popular and people that use them are convinced of the efficiency. Does that include your customers?

Improved Flexion (IF)

Lower tyre pressure, while keeping the same load capacity? That’s possible with IF tyres. If the load remains the same, these tyres can be used as standard tyres with the same format, but with 20% lower tyre pressure. This offers you better resistance against soil compaction. 

Yet another advantage: the tyre pressure of IF tyres is not influenced by driving speed. This is not the case with a standard tyre. A standard tyre is subject to a three-way relationship between: load per tyre in kg, speed in km/h and air pressure. If you drive at a higher maximum speed with the same load, then you must also modify the tyre pressure. This isn’t necessary with IF tyres, which is a major advantage.
 

Very High Flexion (VF)

Need more than the 20% lower tyre pressure offered by IF tyres? Then you can also opt for VF tyres. If the load remains the same, these tyres can drive at 40% lower tyre pressure to offer the surface an even better protection. Just like IF tyres, the tyre pressure of VF tyres is also not influenced by the speed. However, it is wise to increase pressure when performing transport work for long periods of time.
 

Cyclic Field Operation / Cyclic Harvesting Operation (CFO/CHO)

CFO/CHO tyres are often used for harvesting machines like combines or beet harvesters. Mainly machines with a low working speed, high peaks in loads and large variations in loads. If the load follows a curve pattern, then CFO/CHO tyres are the perfect solution. 
For example: a beet harvester drives to the field empty; it starts harvesting and the bunker slowly starts to fill up. A short distance is then travelled, after which the bunker is emptied in order to repeat the whole process. CFO/CHO tyres have been developed for such cycles.
 

Summary:

  • IF technologie

Improved Flexion
Up to 20% lower tyre pressure at the same load or up to 20% more load-bearing capacity at the same tyre pressure.

  •  VF technologie

Very high Flexion
Up to 40% lower tyre pressure at the same load or up to 40% more load-bearing capacity at the same tyre pressure.

  •  IF CFO/CHO technologie

Improved Flexion Cyclic
Field Operation / Cyclic Harvesting Operation
IF tyres for cyclical loads
 

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