Trelleborg extends its offering for self-propelled sprayers with the launch of the first size of TM150 tire developed according to BlueTireTM technology. In line with the Very High Flexion standards, the new size VF 380/90R46 173D is able to carry up to 6,500 kilograms at 65 kilometers per hour. The new TM150 range will be presented in February next year at the SIMA Show 2015 in Paris, France, and at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, U.S.
Compared to standard products, the new TM150 tire for sprayers carries up to 40% more load at the same tire pressure or allows inflation of the tire with 40% less pressure, while carrying the same load.
Emiliana Vesco, Product Manager Agricultural and Forestry Tires at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “The need for higher productivity in the world’s agricultural industry is driving the professional and extensive use of modern sprayers, particularly in Europe and America. New generations of fertilizers and self-propelled high powered sprayers require a significant upgrade of tire technology to cope with new and future highly demanding applications, primarily in terms of high load, stability and reduced soil compaction.
“The new TM150 line is the perfect choice to minimize ruts and decrease soil compaction. The advanced design of the TM150 ensures a footprint 5% to 8% wider than standard series, with great benefit for crop yields.”
The specific tread pattern of the TM150 line has been designed to prevent stubble damage and improve road performance, even at high speeds (D rated - 65 kph). In addition, the new design features wide lugs to increase the tire stiffness when the machine is loaded and a sharp head to maximize grip, while the tires large and rounded shoulder increases stability of the vehicle when its booms are extended.
The VF 380/90R46 can also be fitted on different rim dimensions, providing the professional farmer with savings in terms of time and money.
Development of the range will continue with more sizes added during 2015 to respond to the increasing world demand for this range.
The product will be introduced on the Trelleborg stand at SIMA 2015, held in Paris, France from 22 to 26 February and at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, U.S, from 10 to 12 February.
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