More grip and comfort

Designed to improve grip, comfort and productivity for 200hp+ tractors, the Topker IF is Kleber’s first range of improved flexion tyres.

by Steven Vale

26 Feb 2021

Available in four key sizes – IF 710/70 R42, IF 600/70 R30, IF 650/85 R38 and IF 800/70 R38, a further seven sizes are set to follow throughout 2021, with the range to include options from 28” to 42”.

The more flexible sidewall structure allows operators to carry more load at the same pressure, or to run the same load at a lower pressure when compared to standard tyres of the same size.

“Being able to lower tyre inflation pressures means the impact on the ground is far less, reducing soil compaction and helping to improve yields,” says Gordon Brookes, Kleber’s customer engineering support manager.

The new tread pattern maximises the tyre’s contact patch with the ground, and the lug spacing provides up to 15% more traction than the standard Topker tyre. Other claimed benefits include a smoother ride on the road, and the inter-lug design improves the self-cleaning characteristics.

Manufactured at plants in Troyes, France and Valladolid in Spain, the full Kleber agricultural line-up includes the Traker, Fitker and Gripker for tractors rated 80 to 200hp, and the Topker and Topker IF. They are available across the Michelin Exelagri dealer network in the UK and Ireland.