Nokian Present New Ground King Tyre at Agritechnika


The new Nokian Ground King tyre, which is premiering this year at Agritechnica fair, is set to bring new opportunities for tractor and machine contracting by combining on-road endurance, traction and grip on a soft terrain and a high load-bearing capacity.

Agritechnika: Nokian Present New Ground King Product

Transits and road transport play a major role in tractor and machine contracting work, while the all-terrain mobility is a must on work sites and fields. With its Hybrilug™ technology, the  Nokian Ground King tyre delivers both, helping contractors to realize the full potential of the modern multipurpose machinery.

“In Agritechnica 2017, we presented the visionary Concept Tyre, which promised to mark a new era in versatility” says Toni Silfverberg, Head of Sales & Marketing at Nokian Tyres. “Now the concept has been developed further to what has become Nokian Ground King – the tyre that lives up to Concept Tyre’s promise of the more versatile, cost-effective farming and contracting.”

The most distinguishing feature of the new Nokian Ground King tyre is the new tread pattern that combines the best features of lug and block type patterns. It's a familiar lug pattern shape that is divided into blocks.

“We call it the Hybrilug™ technology”, says Tero Saari, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “Tyre’s contact to the driving surface is very different, which contributes positively to both grip on soft surfaces as well as on-road characteristics.”

For economical use, a good contracting tyre must maintain its properties even when worn. The amount of high-grade, wear resistant tread compound in the HybrilugTM technology, together with the extended ground contact extends the tyre’s effective operating life to whole new level.


The tyre which is due to be presented in Agritechnica fair, will also be available from Nokian Tyres’ dealers starting from 2020 in Farm and Utility Tractor tire sizes.

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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