Trelleborg launches ProgressiveTraction TM1060 60 series
Trelleborg will launch the latest tyre to feature its ProgressiveTraction technology at Agritechnica 2015, on 8-14 November in Hannover, Germany. The TM1060 upgrades Trelleborg’s high performance solution for new generations of tractors, ranging from 80 to over 300 HP. Trelleborg says the range will improve farming efficiency thanks to the double lug ProgressiveTraction tread, which boosts grip and significantly reduces vibrations. Operating on the soil at different times, the double lug progressively increases traction when required. The tyre also has a flexible carcass for homogenous deformation distribution and, absorbing road surface roughness, assures a smoother ride.
Piero Mancinelli, R&D director, Agricultural and Forestry Tyres at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “Here at Trelleborg, we hold a longstanding commitment to ensuring we’re well placed to meet the needs of existing and future generations of medium and high power tractors, which demand extra performance in terms of traction and efficiency of their tyres.
“In 1975, Trelleborg was the first to introduce the low profile /60 Series and we are delighted to now launch the new TM1060 range. The range boasts an improved load capacity and overall performance, without increasing the tyre’s dimensions. The new Trelleborg TM1060 not only replicates but surpasses the performance of /60 Series tyres. The largest size in the new range, the VF 710/60R42, provides a carrying capacity up to 40 percent higher than premium alternatives in the market. In addition, unlike many existing solutions on the market, the TM1060 is suitable for use on tractors over 300 HP and can be used with narrower rims, enhancing tractor efficiency.
“Applying our ProgressiveTraction technology to the new TM1060 range has meant that we have once again raised the bar when it comes to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of today’s and tomorrow’s farming, while increasing the environmental performance of the tractor.”
On the field, the newly born ProgressiveTraction design provides superior traction capacity, reduced working time, as well as lowering operating and fuel costs. Capable of working at extremely low pressure, with the typical aspect ratio of a 60 series, the TM1060 generates an extra wide footprint area providing premium respect for the soil, farm productivity and crop yield.
On the road, the new sidewall design significantly lowers rolling resistance, fuel consumption and emissions, while increasing stress tolerance, comfort and security for the operator. The inter-lug terracing at the base of the lug helps with mud ejection, maximizing the self-cleaning capability of the tyre.
Sizes for the new range include:
- VF 520/60R28 149D,
- VF 600/60R28 157D,
- VF 600/60R30 158D,
- VF 650/60R38 166D,
- VF 710/60R38 171D,
- and VF 710/60R42 173D.