Titan International, Inc. and Kubota Tractor Corporation have entered into an exclusivity agreement on select sizes of Titan’s new Trac Loader II tires for compact and utility tractor models used in residential, commercial, agricultural and light-construction applications. The new tire will be branded with Titan and Kubota both displayed on the sidewall of the tire.
“We were impressed with how the Trac Loader II performed in residential and commercial applications when paired with our compact and utility tractors,” says Chris Box, Kubota director-product marketing, compact and utility tractors. “This tire is a perfect match for our versatile and durable tractors and will enhance our customers’ productivity whether they’re using them on their property at home or on a farm, ranch or jobsite.”
Before entering into agreement with Titan, Kubota conducted testing on the new Trac Loader II, Titan reports: In addition to the improved cleanout, the tire proved to have outstanding stability and durability, along with better roading capabilities resulting from an upgraded center lug.
“We’re excited to launch this innovative tire into the market that will perform well in diverse applications and do so with both the Titan and Kubota brands being represented,” says Paul Reitz, Titan International president and CEO. We have had a strong, longstanding relationship with Kubota and enjoy collaborating with their development teams. The Trac Loader II is a first for Titan as an OEM branded tire product in this space, but our second exclusivity agreement together with Kubota. Previously, Titan and Kubota partnered on the Goodyear R14T crossover tires, which was the first-time Kubota entered into an exclusivity agreement with a tire manufacturer.
“It’s really good to be partnering with Kubota once again on the new Trac Loader II,” Reitz continues. “With both of our companies being prevalent on the sidewall, and as one of the industry’s leading brands in each of our respective segments, this tire will both look impressive and perform great for Kubota customers.”