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March 8, 2018

Continental re-enters ag market with introduction of two tires

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 1:24 pm

A little more than two years after it confirmed plans to re-enter the farm tire market, Continental A.G. has launched its first two standard ag tires, the Tractor 70 and 85, and said they’d be available in North American this summer.

The premium radial drive tires are available initially in 14 sizes, a fraction of the 100 sizes Conti said it will offer in its radial and bias-ply tire portfolio by 2019.

Conti said the tires feature the “N.flex technology” and have a special bead design with a single wire core, making them extremely robust, reducing the risk of tire damage.

The Tractor70 is slightly wider than the Tractor85, and offers a bigger contact patch between the tire and ground. It can run with lower air pressure even when bearing heavy loads, resulting in less ground pressure and, in turn, less ground compaction.

The tires are produced at Continental Mabor Industria de Pneus S.A. plant in Lousada, Portugal. Conti also produces bias-ply tires for the agricultural sector in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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