Trelleborg launches new harvester range, expands TM1000 line-up
The latest Trelleborg range for harvesting applications has been developed to improve productivity while respecting the environment, the Swedish tyre maker reported upon launching the all-new TM3000. The radial features the company’s BlueTire Technology, utilising the TM Blue concept – a combination of a more environmentally-friendly product and manufacturing process – introduced by Trelleborg early last year. The TM3000 will initially be available in size IF 800/70R32 CFO, and this will be followed up by three additional sizes during 2013; IF 800/70R38 CFO, IF 800/65R32 CFO and IF 1050/50R32 CFO.
As well as developing and launching the TM3000, Trelleborg has announced an extension plan for its TM1000 High Power range in 2013. The announcement was made during the Massey Ferguson “Vision of the Future” event held between 22 August and 1 September. As part of the extension plan, Trelleborg will introduce eight new 34 to 46-inch sizes for the TM1000 High Power line.
“We are extremely excited about the developments that we are making to our product portfolio,” said Paolo Pompei, business unit president Agricultural & Forestry Tires, Trelleborg Wheel Systems. “In fact, our TM1000 High Power line recently completed a comprehensive set of indoor and outdoor tests, under severe conditions, which were carried our together with leading partners from the agricultural industry. We are very proud and satisfied with the results,”
According to Trelleborg, during field operations the TM1000 High Power has a proven traction capacity up to 16 per cent higher than the market average, as well as a 15 per cent wider footprint at low inflation pressure – and the tyre maker says its BlueTire technology enhances both factors. On-road benefits are also apparent: Compared with the market average, the TM1000 High Power is said to lower fuel consumption by up to eight per cent through lower rolling resistance, while wear resistance has been improved by up to 16 per cent.