Trelleborg successfully hosted its 2017 Field Day in Alaer, Xinjiang, on June 29th, 2017. More than 200 visitors, including professional farmers, tractor dealers and trade media attended the event.
Andrea Manenti, Country Manager China, for Trelleborg’s agricultural and forestry tires, says: “It is becoming crucial for modern farms to reduce fuel consumption and protect the soil. It was an honor for us to have professional farmers from Xinjiang witness how Trelleborg tires can protect the soil, reduce fuel consumption and increase efficiency. With Trelleborg’s high end radial tire technology we would like to support Chinese farmers to establish sustainable farming with improved efficiency.”
Mr. Qin Yafei, AGCO China Sales Director, also expressed his opinion that with good tires a tractor will have more efficient performance in the field. He said: “Trelleborg and AGCO are globally partners and we will be joining together to provide high performance products to Chinese farmers.”
At the Field Day, Trelleborg hosted multiple field tests, including on fuel consumption, efficiency, footprint, soil compaction and pulling.
Fuel consumption and efficiency tests involved two Massey Ferguson 2404 tractors with a three meter wide sub-tiller, at the same transmission shift and RPM. One tractor was fitted with standard radial tire 420/85R30 and 520/85R42, while the other tractor was fitted with Trelleborg radial tires 540/65R30 and 650/65R42 TM800. Over a 200 meter track, the tractor with Trelleborg TM800 radial tires was 14 seconds faster and consumed 0.2 liters less fuel, equal to a 10 percent of saving on fuel consumption.
For the pulling test, a John Deere 9330 tractor was pulled by two Massey Ferguson 2404 tractors connected with a steel rope on a pulley, with the same transmission shift and RPM. One tractor was fitted with 420/85R30 and 520/85R42, the other tractor was fitted with 540/65R30 and 650/65R42 TM800. The tractor with the wider tires reached the end of the line 23.6 meters ahead of the other one, demonstrating that a wider and larger contact area better transfers the tractor’s power to the ground, providing more traction.
To register your attendance at Trelleborg’s next field demonstrations or for more information on Trelleborg’s 2017 Road Show, visit www.trelleborg-roadshow.com .
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Trelleborg Successfully Hosted Field Day in Xinjiang, China