White is the new black for Massey Ferguson and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The tyre maker has kitted out Massey Ferguson’s MF Next Concept tractor with a special version of its Trelleborg TM1000 Progressive Traction. These concept tyres were manufactured using a white compound that contains absolutely no carbon. The TM1000 tyres are mounted on advanced extra light rims integrated with CTIS+ Inside, the central tyre inflation pressure system Trelleborg has co-developed with Dana.
As a key sponsor of the European Massey Ferguson MF eXperience Tour 2019, Trelleborg Wheel Systems is highlighting the importance of correct tyre pressure management and showcasing its latest technology to help farmers optimise tyre efficiency.
The recently-unveiled Massey Ferguson 6718 S is the world’s first 200hp four-cylinder tractor, and Trelleborg has announced that two tyres from its ProgressiveTraction range have been selected as a factory-fitted tyre option for the model.
Towards the end of last year, ‘Tractor Girl’ Manon Ossevoort drove a Trelleborg-shod Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor across Antarctica to the South Pole. The agricultural equipment manufacturer is celebrating this chilly 3,000 mile round trip with the release of a new limited release product – the MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor. And Trelleborg is once again on board, this time as exclusive fitment for the ‘Antarctica2 Special Edition’ line.
Trelleborg has announced that the first stop on its 2015 European Road Show for agricultural tyres will be Sissa Trecasali in Parma, Italy on June 5. The one-day event will provide two field demonstrations in which two tractors will compete over a 200 metre track, head-to-head.
The Antarctica2 team led by ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort, has now reached the South Pole. This completes the first part of an expedition to take a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor on a 5,000 kilometre return trip to the Pole this winter. As the expedition’s official partner, Trelleborg developed a special multi-purpose tyre and rim set enabled the MF 5610 to successfully tackle the treacherous weather conditions of the Antarctic.
Most farmers are unlikely to ever operate their tractors in Antarctic conditions, but should the need arise it’s reassuring to know they can. Massey Ferguson is heading to the South Pole next month with Manon Ossevoort – the Dutch woman popularly known as ‘The Tractor Girl’ – who will drive a MF 5600 tractor to the bottom of the world. Trelleborg has been selected as official partner for the 1,460 mile/2,350 kilometre ‘Antarctica2’ expedition that sets off on 21 November, and has developed a special multi-purpose tyre and wheel set for the journey.