Nokian Ground King was the major tractor tyre release by Nokian Tyres in 2019. Its Hybrilug™ technology effectively combines the best features of lug and block patterns, enabling mobility on soft fields as well as comfortable road transports. During 2020, the Nokian Ground King tyre will have eight new sizes, making it compatible with even broader range of equipment.
Nokian Ground King Tyre In Eight New Sizes
At Nokian Tyres, innovative engineering and new ideas are deep-rooted in the culture. With the new, powerful and versatile tractors, there has been a growing need for a truly universal tractor tyre that could open up whole new job opportunities for the contractors. Nokian Ground King is that tyre, as it goes smoothly on the road while offering excellent performance on the field as well.
“All you need to do is look at the Nokian Ground King tyre and its distinctive Hybrilug pattern to see that it’s an entirely new concept”, says Tero Saari, Product Manager at Nokian Tyres. “But of course, there is more than meets the eye, as the tyre carcass is also very advanced.”
Nokian Ground King tyre has been available for some time, and the feedback from the field has been very positive. Mr. Pierre-Edouard Jaunet runs a dairy farm in Normandy, France, and is impressed with the tyre. “The comfort on the field is really better than anything I have experienced before”, Mr. Jaunet praises. “On the road this is a very precise tyre, and on the field the grip is the best.”
Truly comparable data about tyre properties can only be achieved by professional testing. The experts in agricultural studies at German Kiel University put Nokian Ground King tyre through extensive tests against a typical high-quality lug-patterned tyre. The measurements indicated that its Hybrilug pattern really works. The tyre noise on the road was noticeably lower than the reference tyre, there was less wheel slip, less soil compression and the tyre wear was just half of that of the reference tyre. What’s more, the fuel consumption was 11% lower than with the lug-patterned reference tyre. Also, the ergonomics and handling properties on the road were reported to have much improvement.
At the moment, Nokian Ground King is available in 6 different sizes. By the end of 2020, there will be 8 more, extending the range in both ends.
“The trend is towards bigger and more powerful tractors”, says Tero Saari. “The latest new sizes, 710/70R42 and 600/70R30, will give more choice for those, and later on, there will be sizes for smaller utility tractors as well.”
Sizes and availability
The current sizes:
Sizes available in the latter half of 2020: