Olympic Skier Harvests European Tractor Record
Sometimes you just have to do something to prove it can indeed be done. Olympic medallist Giorgio Di Centa may have had this thought in mind as he steered his tractor, a Same Silver3 110, up to a height of 3,175 metres at the Pirovano ski hut in Italy’s Stelvio Pass. Di Centa achieved this unusual goal using CGS manufactured Continental AC70 T agricultural tyres fitted with König snow chains. Upon his arrival, he could warm himself with the thought that he had driven a tractor higher than anyone else in Europe, a feat attested to by the Italian Timekeepers Association (Federazione Italiana Cronometristi). On his way to this dizzying height, Di Centa encountered terrain that varied between paved road, stone and ice.
“All companies claim ‘excellent traction,’” said Andrew Mabin, CGS Tyres director of Marketing and Sales. “CGS Tyres claim the Stelvio Pass. Technically speaking, traction is one of the two best characteristics of the AC70 T tyre. Due to deep tread lugs, AC70 T has also a great driving stability.”
Di Centa’s accomplishment was a part of a two day conference hosted by Same Deutz-Fahr and König. “It was tough to reach the 3,175 meter altitude,” said the Italian cross country skier. “The snow, strong wind and slope did not discourage me in conquering the summit. Such challenges are simply irresistible.”