Trelleborg Showcase Variable Inflation Pressure System at Demoagro 2017
Trelleborg showcased its innovative VIPTM – Variable Inflation Pressure - system for the first time in Spain, alongside its portfolio of agricultural tyres at Demoagro 2017 in San Clemente, Cuenca (May 9 to 11).
Ramon Martinez, Country Manager at Trelleborg Wheel Systems in Spain, commented: “Dedicated to the demonstration of agricultural machinery in the field and the showcasing of the latest innovations across the agricultural industry, Demoagro 2017, provided the ideal platform for us to exhibit our innovative, VIP system. A smart and autonomous complete wheel capable of self-adjusting the pressure of a combine harvester’s tyre during operation, according to its precise load, the VIP System optimises the tyre’s footprint in order to reduce soil compaction.”
Trelleborg also hosted the first stop of its 2017 Roadshow at Demoagro. This comprised three field demonstrations per day to showcase the benefits of its TM1060 tyre, which has a large footprint that helps to boost the efficiency and productivity of farming operations. Capable of working at extremely low pressure, the TM1060’s wide footprint provides respect for the soil, enhancing farm productivity and crop yield, while providing high traction levels thanks to its ProgressiveTractionTM tread pattern.
To do so, two Deutz-Fahr 6175 RC-Shift Agrotron tractors drove across two 200 metre tracks with different tyre fitments. The first one was fitted with Trelleborg’s VF 710/60R38 TM1060 and VF 600/60R28 TM1060, while the second one was fitted with the 650/65R38 TM800 and 540/65R28 TM800.
Both tractors were linked together by a metal rope to a third Deutz-Fahr 7250TTV Agrotron break tractor. The rope was on a pulley and so it was 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 was measured and a computer calculated the efficiency savings of each.
“After kicking off in Spain at Demoagro, the roadshow will visit multiple leading agricultural exhibitions and customer events throughout 2017 across Europe, as well as China and South Africa. Each stop will see us showcase the latest generation of Trelleborg tyres, complete wheels and the recently launched VIPTM system,” added Martinez.