Nokian Tires adds more sizes to Hakkapeliitta TRI winter tire to further expand its use.
“Half of the challenge was to create the best performance for winter conditions without compromising the durability in the summer”, says Tero Saari, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tires are excellent on the road, which is a clear advantage in versatile contracting use. In fact, the same properties that contribute to the tires’ good winter grip also give traction on soft soil and various other surfaces.”
Breaking the records
“Together with the tractor manufacturer Valtra, we have also made two world records with the Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tires”, Tero Saari reminds. “The fastest tractor on snow and ice, 130.165 km/h in 2015, and the fastest unmanned snow plowing at 73.171 km/h in 2018.”
These records may sound like stunts, but they actually carry more significance than just novelty value. “In today’s contracting work, speed and stability are a necessity”, Tero says. “And make no mistake about it: the near future will see automated snow removal at least in closed areas.”
For flexible demands
For professional use, flexibility is the key. The new tire sizes will complement the Nokian Hakkapeliitta TRI tire series to be compatible with even more tractors, backhoe loaders and compact machines such as compact loaders. Now the complete list of available tire sizes is as follows: