Trelleborg announces a new stop in Europe on its 2016 Road Show for agricultural tyres at Q-Team Demo Event in Waremme, Belgium, on September 17 and 18. Two field demonstrations per day will be held to showcase the benefits of a large tyre footprint in boosting the global efficiency and productivity of farming operations.
To do so, two Case CVX 195 tractors will run over two 200 meter tracks with different tyre fitments. The first one will be fitted with Trelleborg VF 710/60R38 TM1060 and VF 600/60R28 TM1060, while the second one will be fitted with 650/65R38 TM800 and 540/65R28 TM800.
These two tractors are linked together with a metal rope to a third Case Optum 300 break tractor. The rope is on a pulley so it is free to move, enabling the tractor transferring the most power to the ground to arrive before the other one. The time gap between the two tractors will be measured and a computer application will calculate the efficiency savings.
Capable of working at extremely low pressure, with the typical aspect ratio of a 60 series, the TM1060 will generate an extra wide footprint area providing premium respect for the soil, farm productivity and crop yield, while assuring premium traction thanks to the ProgressiveTraction tread pattern.
Lorenzo Ciferri, Marketing Director Agricultural and Forestry Tyres at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, points out that soil compaction is not merely a matter of efficiency but is also about productivity over the long term. “With Trelleborg’s extra large tyre footprints you can reduce the pressure on the ground, whilst carrying the same load. The threat of soil compaction is greater today than in the past because of the increase in the size of farm equipment and Trelleborg pays great attention to this.”
Kicking off in Germany in June and continuing until late 2016, the roadshow will visit farm shows and special customer events in as many as seven European countries, in China and South Africa to showcase the latest generation of Trelleborg tyres and complete wheels.
To register your attendance at Trelleborg field demonstrations or for more information on Trelleborg’s 2016 Road Show, visit www.trelleborg-roadshow.com.