Trelleborg Showcases its Forestry Tyres

Twin Forestry T480.
Forestry professionals and visitors discovered Trelleborg’s portfolio of forestry tyres and complete wheels at Trelleborg stand 830 at Elmia Wood 2017, Jönköping, Sweden including its new Twin Forestry tyre range.

As a supplier of tyres and complete wheels for forestry machines, offering specialised solutions to create added value for customers, Trelleborg showcased its new Twin Forestry tyres series T440 and T480 for CTL machines. These series combine the best attributes of the previous range with performance-enhancing technology. The latest dimension to be added to the range, the 800/40-26.5 T480, were displayed on stand.

Lars Eriksson, Global Product Manager for Trelleborg Forestry tyres, says: “Our new range draws on all our experience and know-how from forestry and adds award-winning innovations from Trelleborg’s agricultural tyres. The result is an enhanced tyre 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 tyres. This delivers the next generation of self-cleaning, track-compatible tyres with superior traction for tough forestry applications. ProgressiveTraction™ was specifically developed to increase tyre 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 have been integrated into the new tread design. By preventing the tread from clogging, inter-lug terraces ensure a self-cleaning tyre that can always work at maximum efficiency. The tyres, 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 tyre range is complemented by the skidder T418 range, which were also displayed on the stand, specifically designed for log skidding service with better penetration and tear resistance to provide longer tyre life under the most severe operating conditions.

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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