Prague, 26 February 2015 – At SIMA Mitas are launching tractor-pulling tyre Powerpull 30.5L-32 for competition and worldwide sales. It is manufactured as a slick tyre without a tread pattern, allowing the competitor to create the winning tread design. The bias-ply construction and manufacturing of Mitas Powerpull 30.5L-32 is based on a process similar to that of the Mitas’ high-horsepower tractor tyres. This will guarantee endurance and durability.
“We have fulfilled our commitment to make the Mitas Powerpull available for 2015 racing season. I am delighted to announce that Mitas will deliver this top performance pulling tyre to the racing teams,” said Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ marketing and sales director. “During the final stage of development we were taking advantage of a first-hand feedback on Mitas Powerpull's design from drivers of MITAS All or Nothing pulling team. The tyre is designed by pullers for pullers.”
Mitas spent several months of in-house research and development designing Powerpull tyre. First prototypes were cured at Mitas' new factory in Otrokovice, Czech Republic and released for laboratory testing in April 2014. Based on discussions with pullers Mitas Powerpull is designed as a slick tyre so that customers and racing teams can cut their own unique treads.
Mitas actively supports tractor-pulling events. In Europe Mitas is the official partner of the European Tractor Pulling Committee (ETPC), supporting all Eurocup pulls. Mitas has recently prolonged sponsorship agreement with ETPC for Eurocup 2015 season. In U.S. Mitas sponsored in 2014 National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) pulling events and also pulls from the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.
MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tyres. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.