DLG Tests Goodyear Agri Tyres
The German Agricultural Society ‘Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft’ (DLG) has road tested two Goodyear farm tyres, the super wide Optitrac DT818 and the super volume Optitrac DT830 concluding that at speeds of up to 50 km/h, both tyres were “as comfortable as driving a passenger car.”
The Optitrac DT818 in sizes 540/65r30 and 650/65r38 were fitted on a John Deere 6920 tractor and the Optitrac DT830 in sizes 710/65r30 and 800/70R30 on a Fendt 9030 VarioTMS. The DLG tested the comfort level of both tyre combinations on smooth public roads without and with tractor attachments. The acceleration levels were measured in three directions through sensors located near the seat mounting points. The John Deere 6920 attachment was a Lemken seeder and the Fendt 9030 was equipped with a Lemken compactor.
The Goodyear Optitrac farm tyres and the John Deere and Fendt combinations were then compared with reference tractors equipped with tyres in the size 600/65R34, an industrial machine fitted with 14.5-20 MPT tyres and a passenger car with tyres in the size 195/65R15.
With both John Deere and Fendt, Goodyear Optitrac’s driving comfort was rated “good’ to “very good”.
Serge Daleiden, group manager sales and marketing farm tyres Goodyear Germany commented: “Since the introduction of the Optitrac range, our tyres’ outstanding performance has been confirmed by many farmers, contractors and machine manufacturers. The DLG test confirms that Goodyear Optitrac tyres help European farmers get their job done more effectively, not just in the field but also on the road. It is a pleasant confirmation of our hard work for the European farm community”.