Trelleborg has announced that it will unveil a new size of tire in its TM3000 range for spreader applications, the VF1050/50R32, with ProgressiveTraction technology at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, U.S. (February 15 – 18) and at the SIMA 2017 show in Paris, France which will held from February 26 to March 2.
The tire showcases Trelleborg’s commitment to sustainable farming, as it uses Trelleborg’s Blue Tire technology and has been developed to help farming professionals increase their productivity and lower operational costs while minimizing their impact on the environment.
The VF1050/50R32 offers the benefits of the VF construction and a D rated load index (65 Km/h; 40 mph). Compared to other standard tires that are available in the market, the VF construction makes it possible for the machine to either carry up to 40 percent more load at the same pressure or to inflate the tire with up to 40 percent less pressure while carrying the same load. This means that the spreader can carry up to 13,200 kg (29,100 lbs) at 3.6 bar (or 52 psi).
Speaking about the new tire, Lorenzo Ciferri, Marketing Director at Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tyres, said that the new generation of spreader machines show an increasing need for carrying higher load while constantly reducing the contact pressure. This will limit soil compaction during spreading operations.
Another notable characteristic of the tire is that it uses Trelleborg ProgressiveTraction technology to not only increase the traction, but also to help reduce the impact of stubble damage and increase ride comfort and road wear resistance. The tread has a rounded shoulder, which reduces the damage caused by the VF1050/50R32 on soil and grassland, and improves machine handling.
Ciferri concluded that as the leading global indoor farming shows, the National Farm Machinery Show and SIMA will provide Trelleborg with the perfect opportunity to introduce the new size to the market.
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