Continental Adds to Farm Tire Lineup
Continental AG is expanding its portfolio of farm tires with the TractorMaster, an advanced radial tire that features brand new lug technology. Continental says the TractorMaster features some of the characteristics of the Tractor70 and Tractor85 tires, which were introduced in 2017. That includes a flexible N.flex carcass and specially developed single-wire bead technology. The high elongation of the nylon material used for the carcass makes the tire robust and impact-resistant. The special bead design with a single-wire bead enables high deflection performance of the sidewall, ensuring very low soil compaction.
The new lug technology is called D.fine, and it provides a 5% larger lug surface than standard tires, which Continental says ensures high tire mileage.
The TractorMaster tires will be produced in Lousado, Portugal. The first sizes 540/65R28 and 650/65R38 will be available beginning in mid-September. Additional sizes will follow.