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RhinoGator Changes the Game in Pivot Tires

10 Sep 2023
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imageIf you thought "tire" automatically meant "rubber", a revolutionary plastic tire for pivot irrigation systems will likely change your mind. RhinoGator® is a new generation of rugged industrial-quality, high-density plastic tire designed specifically for the daily rigors, weight and environmental conditions that are common under pivots. Its distinctive green color is just a hint at the differences that make RhinoGator stand out.
 
RhinoGator is rugged and rigid—and never goes flat. It is waterproof and will not fill up with water or mud. The tough, high-density plastic resin formulation was specifically chosen for a wide range of conditions unique to pivot systems including bearing weight, stress and torque, material consistency, ease of handling and exposure to sunlight, moisture and chemicals. The formulation includes renewable plastic made from corn. RhinoGator carries the longest UV protection package available in the plastics industry.
 
RhinoGator is manufactured under controlled conditions for consistent sizing and reliable fit. Bolt holes are molded into the tire, not hand-drilled. Pre-cut bolts are included, eliminating the safety concerns and labor of hand-shearing bolts to length.
 
The RhinoGator tread design was computer-engineered for maximum ground-gripping traction on wet soils—even up inclines that challenge standard rubber tires. The non-directional tread ensures maximum performance clockwise or counterclockwise. The beefy center rib makes for a lower profile sidewall for added strength, reduced hill slippage and better self-cleaning. The large anti-slip plate ensures that RhinoGator stays firmly on the rim and doesn't slip.
 
RhinoGator® has recently announced a new shallow tread version of its popular no-flat pivot tire. The shallow tread option was developed especially for use in light soils. Features of the RhinoGator® shallow tread option include a lower tread profile, narrower center rib and narrower tread lugs. When used on light soils, the shallow tread reduces soil disturbance and compaction, while also reducing slippage during pivot operation.
 
RhinoGator can be easily installed using standard wrenches and typical safety equipment. RhinoGator is currently available in three standard sizes: 11.2-38, 11.2-24, and 14.9x24. The 11.2x38 and 11.2x24 are available on either deep tread or shallow tread options. RhinoGator can be installed in combination with ordinary rubber tires on a pivot system however we recommend that they not be installed alongside rubber tires on the same tower. RhinoGator is also available in a ready-to-mount tire and wheel assembly.

For more information on the rugged RhinoGator plastic pivot tire, visit www.rhinogator.com or call toll free (866) 977-4466.

 


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