Continental has released a new combine harvester tyre, its first with a single filament bead core. In order to make the tyre safer and reduce slippage on the wheel, the manufacturer has designed a new bead construction for the the CombineMaster. In addition to road safety, reducing slippage also helps to reduce soil compaction – one of the most important considerations for agricultural tyre suppliers. By reducing compaction, the new tyre helps to protect the fissures in the soil that promote healthy growth. This increases the yield potential in the field. The tyre is the latest in Conti’s line of “Master” agricultural products. Conti has recently developed its agricultural tyre business with a 10-year guarantee and very high flexion (VF) fitment options.
The ‘Master’ suffix seen on Continental port and earthmover tyres will also be used on two extensions to the new Continental agricultural tyre range that will arrive in the summer. These are the TractorMaster, a 65-series tractor tyre that will complement the standard Tractor70 and Tractor85, and the CombineMaster, a harvester tyre that will be launched in size 800/65R32 178 A8.