Mitas releases new HCM tire size and plans expansion in its municipal tire range


Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, is releasing 540/80R38 HCM, the largest tire in its High Capacity Municipal (HCM) range that now includes five sizes. The highly universal HCM tire fits best into the municipal segment, where adaptability of use on different terrains, machines and applications is needed. Its unique cascade tread lugs design ensures even better traction in snowy, muddy and wet conditions and provides optimal self-cleaning properties. 540/80R38 HCM will be displayed at the EIMA fair at Mitas stand A1 in Hall 14

Pavel Kott, product manager for Mitas agricultural tires, said: “Mitas entered the municipal tires segment last year. The success of the HCM range gave us a strong signal to continue development and broaden the offer of tire sizes.”

Kott added: “Mitas now offers five sizes of HCM tires and plans further expansion of this range to fulfil the needs of municipalities, farmers and contractors. New sizes will be introduced at the beginning of 2017.”

Mitas HCM is a versatile tire that can be fitted on agricultural and industrial tractors, handlers and loaders, and is also suitable for agricultural, municipal, construction and forestry applications, among others. Thanks to its D speed category, Mitas HCM tires are well prepared for road transportation. Mitas HCM boasts low noise emissions and vibration, due to different length of pitches and their alignment along the circumference. The specific cascade shape of the tread lugs, which resemble steps, supports better traction and self-cleaning properties. In winter conditions, they can be equipped with spikes.

The new Mitas 540/80 R 38 IND 172 A8 (167 D) HCM has a speed symbol D allowing speeds up to 65 kilometers per hour. Under 3.2 bar and speed 50 kilometers per hour, it can carry loads of 5,985 kilograms. Mitas 540/80 R 38 HCM has a diameter of 1.83 meters.