Vredestein agricultural tyres available on new John Deere tractors
Apollo Vredestein is supplying Vredestein brand agricultural tyres to John Deere’s Mannheim, Germany plant, allowing buyers of the tractor-maker’s 6R and 6M series to choose Vredestein Traxion tyres as original equipment.
24 different tyre sizes have been released from medium sized 85- and 70-series tyres to premium sizes in 65- and XL-series, such as the 650/65 R42, 800/70 R 38 and 710/70 R 42. This range of sizes caters for a wide variety of tyre combinations for the John Deere 6R and 6M tractor models.
“John Deere’s decision, driven by enquiries of dealers and end-users, serves as the ultimate recognition of the quality and advantages offered by Vredestein Traxion tyres,” comments Ruud Nijland, divisional head for agricultural & industrial tyres at Apollo Vredestein. “These include an exceptionally long service life and high operator comfort, along with an outstanding self-cleaning capability and supreme traction. The benefits of Vredestein tyres have also recently been confirmed in several tests by German institute DLG and a gold medal at the UK Lamma 2019 show.”
Vredestein and John Deere have a long history of cooperation. The John Deere round baler factory in Arc-lès-Gray, France has been a Vredestein partner for decades. “This extended partnership further reinforces Vredestein’s presence in the market for tractor tyres and supports our growth ambitions in the agricultural and industrial application sector,” Nijland concludes.