As reported yesterday, Bridgestone intends to introduce Bridgestone-branded agricultural tyres in Europe. The first products will be launched at next year’s ‘Reifen’ show in Germany and enter the market in the second half of 2014.
Bridgestone Europe will introduce the Bridgestone brand into the European agricultural tyre market, targeting the growing high-end segment. The brand, which will focus on meeting the special needs of the largest, most powerful agricultural vehicles and equipment according to Bridgestone, will be previewed at Agritechnica in Hanover this week (12-16 November 2013), while the company will launch its first product during May 2014’s Reifen show in Essen, Germany, making it available for sale in Europe during the second half of the year.
New sizes have been added to the Mitas Super Flexion Tyre (SFT) range. At this week’s Agritechnica fair in Germany, the tyre maker gave word of six new fitments for the SFT, a range designed for high horsepower tractors and initially sold in the North American market prior to their global release next year. The new sizes are 900/60R42; 710/60R34; 650/60R34; 710/65R46; 750/65R26 and 580/85R42.
The Agritechnica show has begun in Germany, and yesterday Trelleborg attended the Tractor of The Year awards 2014 as official partner. Commenting on the tyre maker’s involvement in the awards, Paolo Pompei, president of Trelleborg Wheel Systems’ Agricultural and Forestry Tires business unit, said “we are extremely proud to associate our brand with this important award scheme for the agricultural machinery industry.
The global premiere of the Mitas “PneuTrac” concept tyre will take place at the upcoming Agritechnica fair in Germany. Mitas describes the concept tyre, which pairs a traditional pneumatic tyre with a rubber track, as revolutionary.
At present, Heuver Tyrewholesale is forming a customer support ‘expert team’ for the German speaking markets, and Gert Timmer, who currently manages the company’s agricultural business unit, will take on responsibility for the Bavaria and Austria regions as part of this team. He joins four other experienced customer support professionals in the new German markets team, and will be present with his colleagues at November’s Agritechnica show.
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is preparing to present what it claims will be the largest agricultural tyre on the market in terms of footprint and tread width. The giant IF900/65R46 TM1000 High Power tyre will be available to view on the stand at Agritechnica between 10 and 16 November 2013 in Hannover, Germany.
Trelleborg is offering its “TLC – Trelleborg Load Calculator” app for use on Android tablets. The app, already available for iPad and desktop, aids in the calculation of the optimum tire inflation pressure on agricultural vehicles, A further version of the app for use on iOS smartphones, will be launched at Agritechnica 2013, which will be held in Hannover, Germany, from 10 – 16 November, 2013.
Next month’s Agritechnica 2013 fair in Germany gives Mitas the opportunity to show off the latest additions to its range of CHO (cyclic harvesting operation) tyres intended for large combine harvesters. The company will present five new Mitas and Continental-brand CHO sizes.
“Agritechnica 2011 impressively demonstrated the global importance of agriculture and agricultural technology”, according to the organisers, which also added that: “With over 2,700 exhibitors, 420,000 visitors, including 100,000 from abroad, the show has reach a new dimension”. Held every two years at Hanover Trade Fair, the German Agricultural Society host the world’s largest exhibition for […]
Trelleborg has announced plans to launch what it calls ProgressiveTraction technology with a feature at the forthcoming Agritechnica 2013 exhibition which is due to take place from 10 to 16 November in Hannover, Germany. The technology is designed to improve grip and weight distribution, while also improving wear and fuel consumption performance.
Trelleborg has announced plans to launch three new apps at Agritechnica 2013, which is taking place from 10 to 16 November in Hannover, Germany. The new software will offer tools to help customers with Tyre Efficiency, Dealer Location and aTtraction. In addition the firm report that it is updating its existing apps – Load Calculator, Tyre Book and Tyre iBrochure.
Trelleborg Blue Dimension concept is being taken to another level as the company announced its plans to print all promotional materials on only recycled paper certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), an international certification program that promotes environmentally appropriate forest management. The company’s new approach to brochures, leaflets and technical catalogues will start in July, with the new marketing materials shown for the first time at the leading agricultural exhibition Agritechnica 2013 in Hannover, Germany, on 10-16 November.
We’re more accustomed to seeing them on the battlefield than down on the farm, but tracked vehicles are said to be gaining popularity on agricultural vehicles. Farmers Weekly reports they are increasingly finding a place in conditions such as damp fields where tyres would struggle.