CGS Supplies Deutz-Fahr 8-Wheel Prototype Tyres
With more than 70 per cent of CGS Tyres’ revenues coming from its agricultural tyre range – comprising Mitas, Cultor and Continental under licence – the Czech tyre division of CGS Holding Group (Czech Rubber Company) boasts an extensive international sales and distribution network operating in 13 countries, including the United States and Mexico. The manufacturer has an annual turnover of more than $430 million cementing a place among the top three European producers of agricultural and construction equipment tyres. With its current operations based in Europe, 90 per cent of CGS Tyres’ sales are on the European market. The company’s development strategy states that the company will focus on increasing its global presence, which has begun with the establishment of a US base in Iowa.
CGS Tyres is a major supplier of radial agricultural tyres for new tractors and combines produced by the European plants of global leaders such as John Deere, Case New Holland, Claas and AGCO. CGS Tyres is regularly recognised with awards by those customers as the best supplier. One in four new tractors and harvesters in Europe is fitted with tyres produced by CGS Tyres.
Back in mid-November 2010, the Eima International fair in Bologna saw Same Deutz-Fahr present its latest prototype, the eight-wheel 600hp Agro XXL tractor mounted with Continental Super Volume Tyres (SVT) manufactured by CGS Tyres. The high power vehicle chose the SVT for its gentle ground handling, low noise levels when driving on paved roads and improved driving safety. “CGS Tyres’ core competency is invention,” said Andrew Mabin, sales and marketing director of CGS Tyres. “Tyre-making is a craft and science combined. Either your tyre performs or you waste money. It pays off to be passionate about tyres”.
CGS unveiled several more tyres at Eima with new features demanded by top European manufacturers of agricultural equipment, John Deere, Claas, AGCO/Fendt, CNH and Same Deutz-Fahr, which has long-standing research agreements with CGS Tyres. Among the new tyres, there is the Agroforest tyre, which preserves the benefits of forestry and field tyres as it is 15 percent more durable and puncture-resistant than a standard tyre. “Need a high load capacity? Ask for our new HC70”, said Mabin. When compared with the standard 70 series, the HC70 tyre allows a maximum load capacity of up to 14 per cent greater. “This further allows a lower tyre pressure which translates to a shallow footprint and a reduction in fuel consumption”, added Mabin. A one-centimetre reduction in track depth saves about 10 per cent of fuel, according to 2002 research by the University of Applied Science in South Westphalia.