Trelleborg Showcases Products & Solutions for Smart Farming

The PneuTrac tyre was on show at Agribex 2017 for Trelleborg.
At Agribex 2017 Trelleborg Wheel Systems showcased a number of key innovations aimed at helping farmers to produce more with less, sustainably.

Jean-Paul Spijker, Managing Director Benelux at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, explained: “We are delighted to have brought these solutions to Agribex. Innovation and sustainability are at the heart of our offering and we are very proud to be showcasing solutions that represent both.”

At the show, Trelleborg displayed The ConnecTire smart wheel, which is a sensor-based smart wheel that increases efficiency and productivity by reducing the risk of tyre slippage on the rim. ConnecTire monitors two key variables – tyre pressure and temperature – which it relays to both tractor and farm mainframes via Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Operators set their target tyre pressure and can then monitor how tyre pressure deviates from that target and act accordingly. Should corrective action be required, ConnecTire automatically sends an alert via its App, ensuring minimum disruption and maximum machine safety.

The VIP (Variable Inflation Pressure) system is a smart solution capable of self-adjusting the tyre pressure of a combine harvester during use. Responding to the precise load it optimises tyre footprint, thereby reducing soil compaction. The VIP systems was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2017 SIMA innovation awards.

PneuTrac is a new generation of agricultural innovative tyres that combines the advantages of a radial agricultural tyre with the benefits of a track. It performs well on both steep slopes and muddy terrain, reducing downtime to zero in demanding conditions. On their stand, Trelleborg exhibited the 480/65T28 size.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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