‘Our Core Competency is Invention’ – CGS Tyres
At this year’s Eima international agricultural machinery exhibition in Bologna, Italy, CGS Tyres is displaying a number of its products, such as the Agroforest, a product the manufacturer says preserves the benefits of forestry and field tyres as it is 15 per cent more durable and puncture-resistant than a standard tyre. Also being presented are tyres fitted to the latest agricultural vehicles, such as the prototype Deutz-Fahr eight-wheel 600hp Agro XXL tractor mounted with CGS manufactured Continental brand super volume tyres.
Deutz-Fahr is but one of a number of companies the Czech tyre maker has in mind when designing its tyres; at the show CGS Tyres is unveiling several tyres it says have been demanded by the top European agricultural equipment manufacturers, including John Deere, Claas, AGCO/Fendt and CNH. The company operates long-standing research agreements with several such equipment manufacturers.
“CGS Tyres’ core competency is invention,” commented CGS Tyres sales and marketing director Andrew Mabin. “Tyre-making is a craft and science combined. Either your tyre performs or you waste money. It pays off to be passionate about tyres.”
“Need a high load capacity?” Mabin added. “Ask for our new HC70. When compared with a standard 70 series tyre, the HC70 allows up to 14 per cent greater maximum load capacity. “This further allows a lower tyre pressure which translates to a shallow footprint and a reduction in fuel consumption.” CGS reports that research carried out by the University of Applied Science in South Westphalia, Germany, shows that a one-centimetre reduction in track depth leads to fuel savings of about ten per cent.