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BKT launches new 525/65 R 20.5 size for the RIDEMAX FL 699


May 11, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The BKT RIDEMAX FL 699. Photo: BKT

To each their own size. BKT’s RIDEMAX tire range is expanding with a new size for the RIDEMAX FL 699: 525/65 R 20.5, which joins the existing 24 R 20.5.

RIDEMAX is the BKT tire range designed for transport operations with tractors and trailers, in agricultural and industrial applications. It has been developed to be stable at high speeds, to support heavy loads and to reduce rolling resistance, thus consuming less fuel.

Trailer tires

The RIDEMAX range includes the following products for trailers:

  • RIDEMAX FL 699
  • RIDEMAX FL 693 M
  • RIDEMAX FL 690
  • RIDEMAX FL 690 IND

Tractor tires

And the following tires for tractors:

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  • RIDEMAX IT 696
  • RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S).

About the tires

RIDEMAX FL 699 opens the flotation range for agricultural trailers and tank trucks and has an all-steel structure to withstand a high load capacity, decreasing the number of transport cycles. It also features a reinforced bead which provides stability at high speeds and ensures a comfortable ride with safety and control.

RIDEMAX FL 693 M provides excellent road handling, prioritizing comfort and self-cleaning properties. The D/E speed indices of the range stand for higher speeds when travelling on the road, leading to significant savings in time.

RIDEMAX FL 690 can be used for 75 per cent of road operations for trailers and tankers, can carry heavy loads and has excellent self-cleaning properties. Its “twin” tire is the RIDEMAX FL 690 IND, which has been developed specifically for industrial trailers.

RIDEMAX IT 696 and RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) lines for tractors were recently featured in an episode on the BKT Network highlighting the more technical aspects of these tires for use on industrial tractors. The insights are provided by Yuri D’Antilio, field engineer at BKT Europe. (Watch the video here.)

RIDEMAX IT 696 has a unique tread design which provides excellent adherence for road applications, also in the winter, as well as self-cleaning properties and low rolling resistance. It is particularly suitable for transport and maintenance applications, also thanks to the high speeds it can achieve.

RIDEMAX IT 697 (M + S) represents the best option for tractors in winter operations. Thanks to the incisions in the tread and the special compound, the vehicle can be driven in complete stability, comfort and control. Moreover, if 3,000 hours is the average duration for a tire on the rear axle, BKT’s tests show that RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) can work more than 4,000 hours.