Forestry professionals and visitors will discover Trelleborg’s extensive portfolio of forestry tires and complete wheels at Trelleborg stand 830 at Elmia Wood 2017, Jönköping, Sweden including its new Twin Forestry tire range.
As a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for forestry machines, offering highly specialized solutions to create added value for customers, Trelleborg is showcasing its new Twin Forestry tires series T440 and T480 for CTL machines. These series combines the best attributes of the previous range with innovative performance-enhancing technology. The latest dimension to be added to the range, the 800/40-26.5 T480, will be displayed on stand.
Lars Eriksson, Global Product Manager for Trelleborg Forestry tires, says: “With a combined tradition in forestry and agriculture, Trelleborg can bring together the best from both worlds. Our new range draws on all our experience and know-how from forestry and adds award-winning innovations from Trelleborg’s agricultural tires. The result is an enhanced tire range that is ideally suited for the tough demands of forest terrain, providing improvements in traction, resistance properties, stability and accessibility.”
The new design includes innovative ProgressiveTraction™ and inter-lug terraces technology proven on Trelleborg’s agricultural tires. This delivers the next generation of self-cleaning, track-compatible tires with superior traction for tough forestry applications.
ProgressiveTraction™ was specifically developed to increase tire efficiency and performance based on the action of a double lug, producing even pressure distribution over the extra wide footprint and less impact on the forest floor.
Inter-lug terraces, another proven Trelleborg concept, have been integrated into the new tread design. By preventing the tread from clogging, inter-lug terraces ensure a self-cleaning tire that can always work at maximum efficiency.
The tires, made from a newly developed enhanced rubber compound, have also been redesigned to improve track compatibility, so that maximum grip and performance is achieved with and without tracks. The Twin Forestry T440 and T480 series consists of 17 sizes from 22,5 to 34 inches and will be extended in the future.
The Twin Forestry tire range is complemented by the skidder T418 range, also to be displayed on the stand, specifically designed for log skidding service with excellent penetration and tear resistance to provide longer tire life under the most severe operating conditions.
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