Vipal Launches New Tread Made in Argentina Plant


Vipal Rubber has announced the launch of the new VT860 tread, which will be manufactured in Argentina and serve different regions of the international market. It is a new design option developed for off-the-road use in the heavy work of compact tractors, such as skid steer loaders.

New Off-Road Tread Launched

This type of vehicle is ideal for performing work on unpaved roads and is widely used in construction for loading sand, gravel, and waste. It is the type of application that demands a lot of the tread, which will constantly work in extreme driving conditions.

The grooves’ sculpture design follows a rotational direction, offering better traction power. It has greater resistance to damage caused by sharp objects, common in off-the-road conditions, and blocks designed to provides excellent mileage performance in extreme driving conditions. It also has the M+S marking, which guarantees a great performance in snow and mud conditions. The design also offers self-cleaning capabilities. 

The product will be presented to the Argentine market at Expo Transporte, to be held from August 9 to 11 in Buenos Aires. According to Vipal's General Manager in Argentina, Adalberto Fernández, the company will prepare a special totem to exhibit the new design during the fair.

"The VT860 tread has been designed to meet growing demand in the Argentine market for the retreading of skid steer loader tyres,” he said. “It is a tread with an exclusive design that combines excellent traction power, resistance, and durability. We are sure that the launch will meet the needs of companies and builders in the regions where the tread will be marketed.”

The design will be available in sizes 235, 245, 265, and 295mm.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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