Trelleborg Wheel Systems is set to introduce its TLC Plus App to the North American Market at the National Farm Machinery Show, which will be held from February 12th to 15th at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
Trelleborg’s new TLC Plus App – now available for download on the App Store or on Google Play – is an advanced, sensor-based check-up system, which measures potential tire pressure gaps between the optimum pressure and the actual tire inflation pressure, and relays this information via wireless connectivity to the farmer’s mobile device or PC.
Ydo Doornbos, North and Central America Regional President of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “The new TLC Plus functionalities are built on the existing and well-known Trelleborg Load Calculator App (TLC), which celebrates eight successful years after its pioneering launch in 2011 as the industry’s first load & pressure calculator. The TLC App is available in 14 languages, works with over 5,000 potential machine configurations and continuously tracks thousands of downloads, upgrades and premium reviews across five continents.
“Adopting the right pressure can reduce farming variable costs by over 20%, while minimizing soil compaction and improving operation safety. Optimizing tire pressure reduces fuel consumption, increases traction power and improves crop yields in a way that protects and enhances the modern farming business.”
The new TLC Plus was conceived and engineered by Trelleborg to meet the challenges of modern and future farming. While the standard functionalities of the TLC permit the precise calculation of the appropriate pressure for any application, the new TLC Plus premium functionalities check whether the machine fleet is actually set with the optimum tire pressure and recommend adjustments where and when needed.
This is possible through a TLC Plus KIT, which integrates the App with TMPS sensors – mounted on the tire valves – and a gateway that enables data transmission to mobile devices. In addition, thanks to cloud technology, the tools permit the management of tractor fleets remotely, allowing farmers to assess whether the machines are working with the appropriate pressure from their office. This configuration ensures maximum safety and efficiency for operations on mega-farms and for contractors who operate with large fleets of machines.
During the four-day National Farm Machinery Show, the new TLC Plus App will be presented with a live demo at the Trelleborg booth 5021, South Wing. A raffle will also be held at the booth, and the winner will receive a free TLC Plus App system.