Trelleborg’s ProgressiveTraction honored
Trelleborg AB was awarded the “Machine of the Year Award” 2014 for its new ProgressiveTraction technology at Agritechnica 2013 in Hannover, Germany, Nov. 10-15.
The honor was in the “Special Award” category and was judged by a panel of 16 journalists across the European agricultural industry’s most influential publications from DLV German Agriculture Publishing Group.
“As awards go, to pick up the ‘Machine of the Year Award’ 2014 is a phenomenal feat,” said Piero Mancinelli, R&D director, Agricultural and Forestry Tires, Trelleborg Wheel Systems SpA.
“Like the unique concept behind the ProgressiveTraction tire, it is testament to Trelleborg’s commitment to continually developing solutions that improve the performance of radial agricultural tires, raising them to new standards.”
The recently launched, ProgressiveTraction tire is a new concept in agricultural tires specifically designed to improve farming efficiency thanks to a double lug. Operating on the soil at different times, the double lug progressively releases higher traction when required.
The ProgressiveTraction technology is the result of two years of intensive numeric simulations as well as stringent indoor and outdoor testing.
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