Bridgestone reap the rewards after VX Tractor road run
Bridgestone’s first nationwide tractor tour, has seen hundreds of farmers assemble and £2,000 donated to local Young Farmers’ Clubs. Two John Deere tractors stopped at 10 different locations in Scotland and England to demonstrate the tyre manufacturer’s new VX Tractor in a series of comparisons against comparable tyres.
Tyre dealer Rob Hastie, of C&R Tyres, said: “The VX Tractor is the best tyre that we have seen in a long time. It means such a lot to the farming community for Bridgestone to come out and visit us, explain the benefits of the tyre and the ways in which they can save money and increase productivity.
“There is more to agricultural tyres than meets the eye. While they are all black and round, there is a great deal of technology that goes into each tyre, particularly the VX Tractor, which offers outstanding durability for carrying extremely heavy loads – even at higher inflation pressures.”
Bridgestone’s sales manager Stephen Lamb said: “This has been a really good opportunity to meet farmers and bring our products to them. Feedback has been really encouraging, as we have been able to communicate how good our tyres are out in the field – and on the road.”
The VX Tractor was designed and tested to work hard in both the field and on the road, even under heavy payloads. It is constructed from robust casings with extra-deep and extra-long lugs, ensuring outstanding traction and extremely long wear life. This means that farmers can go further and get more done, Bridgestone states. Developed for tractors of 100bhp and above, the VX-Tractor is available in 38 and 42-inch rear sizes as well as 24 to 34-inch front wheel sizes.
Lamb added: “The VX Tractor is such a top performing product that we were pleased to be able to bring it to the eyes of as many farmers as possible, courtesy of this specially created road run.
“We have focused on increasing wear life, especially on the road, and have made the lug on the VX-Tractor longer and wider, with up to 20 per cent more lug volume than many competitor products.
“A six-layer tread belt also helps to protect against damage and potential punctures and the surface area of the sidewall has also been reduced and reinforced, further diminishing the tyre’s vulnerability to puncture.”