Tractor manufacturer Fendt has approved the Continental TractorMaster tyre combinations 600/65R38 and 540/65R24 as well as 540/65R34 and 440/65R24 for its 200 Vario and 300 Vario series tractors. Continental says further approvals “could follow.”
Deploying the pun ‘best in the field’, Continental has shared results of recent testing conducted by the German Agricultural Society (DLG). In these tests, Continental TractorMaster tyres were compared with “all comparable” products from other established European premium tyre manufacturers as part of the DLG’s ‘Performance Review in Premium Class’ test series. Continental reports that its TractorMaster “won out” over the entire competition. The Continental tyre has now gained DLG certification for a five-year period.
An addition to the Continental TractorMaster range will be presented at next week’s Agritechnica show. Called the TractorMaster Hybrid, the new tyre comes with built-in pressure sensors. The pressure and temperature information these provide enables operators to adjust tyre pressure to match the task at hand. Continental’s aim is to deliver a tyre that offers traction with lower soil compaction in the field and greater comfort on the road.
With the arrival of the TractorMaster in its agricultural tyre portfolio, Continental now offers three model lines in this segment. It positions the new arrival as an “advanced radial tyre,” a technological cut above its 2017-launched “standard” Tractor70 and Tractor85 radials.
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.