GKN’s innovative Profi-Fit wheel will feature prominently on the company’s stand at this year’s CIAME exhibition.
Typically used on combines, self-propelled forage harvesters and tractors, the Profi-Fit wheel is the perfect solution for low pressure agricultural tire applications. The wheel combines durability with reduced weight and easier tire fitting, bringing benefits for both original equipment manufacturers and end users.
Although low pressure tires are extensively used in agricultural applications to minimise the risk of soil compaction, they typically have a stiffer tire bead which makes them more difficult to fit. GKN developed the Profi-Fit wheel specifically to address this problem.
ETRTO approved, the Profi-Fit wheel has an optimized flange which improves rim strength and minimises the risk of tire damage during installation and also incorporates a unique ‘double bump’ radius design at a critical point (where traditional rims are susceptible to ultimate fatigue failure) which reduces stress, whilst maintaining strength and performance.
The lower weight of the wheel also contributes to savings in fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Together with the new GKN Profi-Grip and Profi-Line+ wheels, Profi-Fit will be showcased on the company’s stand at this year’s CIAME exhibition in Wuhan China, where a number of other new range innovations will also feature.