Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

In this section you will find out the latest news in the agricultural and industrial tyre sector in Europe.

Liebherr, a global Austrian-based company that specialises in construction equipment, has reached an agreement with Apollo Tyres Ltd to supply Vredestein Tyres for several wheel loader models.

Enhancing its radial tyre offer, BKT Tires offers tyres that maintain traction and manoeuvrability in different weather conditions and different industry specialisms involving cranes.

With 3,900 tractors registered in December 2021, this constitutes a 142% increase on December 2020, when 1,611 tractors were registered. This strong rise helped end the year 9.4% ahead of 2020 levels, in statistics released by Profi.

Grigg-Agri has seen its Michelin YieldBib tyres clock 4,500 hours. Even in intensive road work, there has been a noticeable reduction in crop damage. The tyres, which use Ultraflex Technology, can carry the same loads with 40% reduced inflation pressure in a sign that the Cornish contractors can go the distance with Michelin.

When looking at traction, grip, resistance, safety and muddy terrains, BKT believes there is always a perfect tyre for any situation.

With the BKT Network releasing the third episode of its Global Trends series, the feature focuses on the future generation of farmers and what agricultural tools they will use going forward.

Continental’s Agro ContiSeal, a new polymer that seals punctures to allow the vehicle to continue operating.has scored an silver medal from The Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) in the prestigious Agritechnica innovation awards 2022.

Continental will now supply John Deere TractorMaster and Tractor85 agricultural tyres, which will be supplied to John Deere’s 7R and 8R series, in a sign of continuing cooperation between the two companies.

Although November saw a fairly big drop, 2021 has very much been a year of recovery for the industry, with a healthy 13.8% increase in December 2021 against December 2020, leading to a strong 15.8% year-to-year increase in figures released by the AEA (Agricultural Engineer’s Association).

Bridgestone has seen a record-breaking year within the agricultural sector, with the team able to support its dealer partners despite the Covid-19 pandemic, transportation problems and availability issues that dominated the commercial vehicle sector in 2021. 

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