Trelleborg ProgressiveTraction to receive FinOvation Award at Kentucky show

Trelleborg’s ProgressiveTraction agricultural tyre technology will be honoured with a FinOvation Award during the US Farm Machinery show. The striking “stepped” double lug was introduced to European acclaim in 2013. It is designed to homogenise the transmission of force, leading to improved traction and longevity in the field. Farm Machinery will take place from 11 to 14 February in Louisville, Kentucky.

Piero Mancinelli, R&D director, agricultural and forestry tyres at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Being named ‘Machine of the year 2014’ at Agritechnica 2013, ‘Silver Ears 2013’ at Agribex 2013, and now winning Farm Industry’s readers’ choice award, FinOvation, speaks volumes. It gives us great pride that the agricultural industry recognises Trelleborg’s commitment to continually develop solutions that improve the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of modern farming.”

The ProgressiveTraction tyre is a new concept in agricultural tyres, specifically designed to improve farming efficiency thanks to its double lug. Operating on the soil at different times, the double lug progressively releases higher traction when required. The double lug also provides the tyre with better floatation capability, ensuring an even pressure distribution over the extra wide footprint.

Farm Machinery’s FinOvation Award honours and recognises the newest, most intriguing products in the agricultural industry, selected each year by Farm Industry News and its readers.

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