Watchword: Versatility. The advantages of a hybrid solution as per BKT


From adaptability over different surfaces to reduced soil compaction, hybrid tires such as RIDEMAX IT 696 and RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) are perfect in different operating and weather conditions.


Hybrid, by definition, is something that comes from the combination of two different elements, and that today increasingly determines our lives.

Imagine a farmer doing his job mainly with a tractor and who needs to tackle with long transfers on the road, but also field operations. To obtain maximum performance in both situations, it would be annoying and laborious to replace the vehicle or its tires every time the surface changes.

The idea of a hybrid product derives from this type of situation. It is a response to farmers’ needs of using one type of tire that is versatile both in the fields and on the road, that is durable and suitable for different types of surfaces, and that provides great traction, high load capacity, and excellent durability.

A challenging need that BKT is able to satisfy.

How? There are hybrid tires that - by combining an industrial tread type pattern at the central part and an agricultural tread pattern at the outer part - mix the performance and qualities of two different types of tires, bringing out the best of both. These tires offer the user the option to choose different pressures depending on the surface. For instance, they can be used at lower pressure values to create a greater contact area on the ground, reducing hence soil compaction in the fields and tire wear on the road, and making it easier to drive on softer terrains.

But that's not all: Not only does versatility mean being suitable for different types of terrain, but also for different weather conditions. Snow certainly does not scare BKT hybrid tires, which are often used for snow removal and winter applications thanks to the greater grip of the tread pattern and their traction capacity.

Specifically, perfect for all these situations are the hybrid radial tires RIDEMAX IT 696 and RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S) by BKT. Being stable, robust, and ideal for providing maximum performance even at low temperatures, they are the right solution for farmers and contractors during the winter season. These tires ensure extraordinary load capacity on different surfaces, reduced rolling resistance for greater fuel economy, and excellent durability.

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In particular, RIDEMAX IT 697 (M+S), which provides even greater traction and better grip thanks to the block tread pattern, is perfect for operations either on dry surfaces or on snowy, icy, wet and muddy terrain - without the need for using snow chains.

Versatility is hence the main watchword for hybrid tires, and we cannot but just wait for BKT’s next novelties in this direction further enhancing the already extensive range in continuous expansion and evolution.