Carlisle Research & Development
Converting Great Ideas to Great Products.
Working directly with original equipment and aftermarket customers, and listening to consumers, new Carlisle products are introduced to the marketplace each season. Recently CTP launched new solid and pneumatic forklift, farm, turf, radial trailer, and all-terrain ATV/UTV tires, along with new developments in synchronous and agricultural power belts.
Radial Trail RH Trailer Tire
The new high performance Radial Trail RH tire successfully incorporates DuraTrailTM and HeatShieldTM technologies. HeatShield combines specially blended heat resistant polymers to produce a tread compound with superior heat resistance. DuraTrail technology increases the integrity of the Radial Trail RH under challenging towing environments. Trailer tire performance is generally affected by underinflation, overloading and often poor maintenance, but is also affected by ambient air temperatures, duty cycles, solar loading, topography, altitude, traffic patterns, driver behavior, meteorology, surface hazards and urbanicity of the drive environment. The Radial Trail RH high strength steel belt package and variable pitch design, coupled with micro-fiber reinforcements, improves durability, load-carry capacity and lateral stability which reduces trailer sway problems.
Performance Enhanced Rotor Belt
At harvest time the Ag industry and farm communities require reliable workhorse equipment to drive up farm production efficiency and remain competitive. The Ag industry solution has been to produce farm implement equipment that operates faster than ever before to increase crop production, presenting an ever-increasing challenge for conventional power transmission belt products. The rotor belt is a critical component of any combine. A new higher temperature, higher capacity rotor belt by Carlisle was developed to keep pace with technical performance advances in Agricultural implements. By rethinking rotor belts with new manufacturing processes, materials and design, Carlisle R&D developed raw edge construction belts which guarantee aggressive power transmission yet resist fatigue, cracking and heat build-up for improved performance. The improved Carlisle rotor belt is the result of extensive lab testing and more importantly, hands-on field testing with farmers and implement manufacturers.
Panther Plus Synchronous Belt
Carlisle recently introduced the new Panther Plus synchronous drive system. In high torque, hi tension tests Panther Plus consistently outperforms leading competitors by 60-80% in key belt performance characteristics. Formulated for enhanced performance and strength, Panther Plus is available in 8, 14 and 20mm pitches. Panther Plus is made of high performance polychloroprene with optimized tensile cord for high torque loading and graphite impregnated fabric facing for improved wear. Panther Plus has a drive efficiency of 98%, delivering quiet, efficient and maintenance-free operation in a compact package, reducing downtime, saving energy and increasing customer satisfaction.
Turf Pro Plus R-3
The 8-ply rated Carlisle Turf Pro Plus R-3, seasonally launched for 2012, is a new addition to the Carlisle R-3 line of products. Designed for use on mobile truck mounted forklifts and sod-loader applications, the round shoulder and tread design deliver effective traction, even load distribution and minimize turf damage during use. Recommended for landscaping, golf courses, cemeteries and general turf environments. Available size: 31x15.5-15.
Carlisle LinkSport Golf Tire
New from our Outdoor Power Equipment Design Team, the Carlisle LinkSport is in production. With optimized weight, improved wear and a turf friendly footprint, the LinkSport delivers important performance characteristics for golf car applications, both on the course and on restricted thoroughfares, such as closed golf car communities. Sporting an advanced new interlocking matrix tread design, the LinkSport promotes even weight distribution across turf contact points. Turf wear damages golf course turf surfaces, increasing course maintenance costs due to surface resistance, pressure, abrasion, scuffing or tearing of turfgrass and verdure, particularly in high-traffic areas. The LinkSport design promotes reduced turf marking, wear injury (damage to turfgrass shoot tissues), leaf bruising and soil compaction to golf course and other turfgrass recreational sites. LinkSport is an exciting new product for Closed Golf Car-Only Communities, representing a technical departure from old-school conventional golf tire products.