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Trelleborg adds ProgressiveTraction technology to its flagship tire

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Trelleborg Wheel Systems announced it has upgraded its flagship tire for high power tractors, the TM1000 with its ProgressiveTraction technology.

This technology releases additional power to the ground and reduces stress on the soil while boosting the performance of the machine for road applications.

Piero Mancinelli, Global R&D Director Agricultural Tires, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “The demand for higher farming productivity drives the continuous development of new engines and transmissions for medium to high power agricultural machines. The ProgressiveTraction tread design was conceived to cope with the latest generation of machinery, increasing the efficiency in the transmission of the power to the ground, from the engine to the field while reducing soil compaction. At the same time, the special double-edged tread design was engineered to decrease the tread vibration contributing to lower energy dissipation, minimizing fuel consumption while extending the life span.”

Depending on tire size and tractor ranges, when compared with standard technology, the ProgressiveTraction showed an increase of up to 10% in traction capacity, 3% lower fuel consumption, and an extended tire life of up to 5%.

“The customer appreciation and demand for the new tire design keeps exceeding any initial expectation and is encouraging the fast implementation of the new feature on the entire Trelleborg range. The new TM1000 ProgressiveTraction will gradually upgrade the current TM1000 High Power line in the coming months,” says Mancinelli.

More power to the ground implies higher stress on the tire. “Even with additional power transmitted to the ground, the new tire carcass withstands and offsets stress on tires. We have taken the decision to upgrade the tire line to VF technology, enabling a higher load capacity of up to 40% when compared to a standard tire, or up to 40% lower pressure on the field, reducing soil compaction,” concludes Mancinelli.

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