Agricultural and Industrial Tyres

The radial tyre with mud and snow credentials BKT says is the ideal choice for agricultural operators for the winter season.

With two new high capacity tyres for self-propelled agricultural sprayers, the HC 1000 tyre lines offer two new NROs (Narrow Rim Option) sizes – the VF 650/65R38 and VF 750/60R46, for high load capacity and operating speed needs.

The third and final part of our deep dive into the launch of Farming Simulator 22 and a host of tyre manufacturers announcing their participation in the latest incarnation of the popular video game concerns Continental, who announced at the end of September that their products would be available for gamers to play with in the virtual world.

Herbert Zech, Senior Director of Zech Kies GmbH, has seen the benefits of Bridgestone tyres in operation for both the largest quarry in Vorarlberg and the largest quarry in all of Europe.

Since the release of the Nokian Ground Kare tyre for wheeled excavators and backhoe loaders, the tyre has made such a noticeable impact in the market that Nokian Tyres has extended the line to encompass 600/50-22.5 for compact excavators and size 710/49-22.5 for more major machinery. 

Part 2 of our mini-feature continues looking into the growing trend of tyre manufacturers having their products used in the latest release of the popular Farming Simulator video games series, developed produced and published by GIANTS Software. This time out the thoughts of Michelin and its Head of Global Marketing and Communication –Brand Licensing, Mike Lawton were gathered.


Since the start of November, Commercial Tyre Business has received a variety of press releases from tyre manufacturers within the agricultural space all along the same lines, promoting the appearance of their tyres within the upcoming Farming Simulator 22 video game, published by GIANTS Software.

Adding two new tyres to its Powersports Line, Powersports Product Manager, Todd Hinson added that “these tyres are ideal candidates for workhorse Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) that need a proven tyre with additional load carrying capacity, as well as increased traction and durability.”

The Bridgestone Corporation has announced that its Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia division has completed the acquisition of Otraco International - an OTR tyre management solutions provider. Bridgestone acquired the company from Downer EDI Limited at the start of December 2021 in a transaction valued at AUD 79 million.

With 2021 being an important strategic year for Linglong Tire, the company has announced an extension to its truck and bus radial (TBR) range with six major series – long-distance, regional, mixed road, mine, snow tyres and bus and coach fitments to be combined under the Hubtrac brand.

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